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to take un-named, unlabeled uniform from the lost property box?

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Amoral Thu 10-Jul-08 21:47:01

It's been sat in reception for a week, everyone has had a rummage and I figured anyone who was going to recognise them would have done.

Have I been unreasonable?

lou031205 Thu 10-Jul-08 21:47:48

Do you really need an answer? hmm

DoubleBluff Thu 10-Jul-08 21:48:39

theft by finding

Carmenere Thu 10-Jul-08 21:49:05

YABU I would be concerned that it belongs to a child whose parents are a bit disorganised but who can't afford to replace it. A week is not long enough. Child could be off school sick or something.

StressTeddy Thu 10-Jul-08 21:49:17

tis not yours
It's only a week

BreeVanderCampLGJ Thu 10-Jul-08 21:49:29

Is it yours ??

If not leave it.

lulumama Thu 10-Jul-08 21:49:51

take it back. agree with carmenere

WendyWeber Thu 10-Jul-08 21:50:06

Does this mean that someone else has taken your labelled uniform?

I confess that I have done this myself blush (Taken someone else's unlabelled stuff after ours went missing I mean!)

Amoral Thu 10-Jul-08 21:50:26

Yes I really need a fucking answer, or why would I post?

How would they know it was theirs though? There were about 20 unmarked jumpers. They were all school issue uniform.

WendyWeber Thu 10-Jul-08 21:51:01

Yes but when it's unlabelled, how will they know it's theirs anyway?

Primary school uniform is a merry-go-round...

Amoral Thu 10-Jul-08 21:51:27

It's the last day of term tomorrow.

hatrick Thu 10-Jul-08 21:52:07

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BreeVanderCampLGJ Thu 10-Jul-08 21:52:18

Actually .....................

Kid gloves off...............

It is stealing.

<<wonders what MN has become, with the advent of broadband.>>>

Amoral Thu 10-Jul-08 21:52:25

I'm going to do a vote count at 8am tomorrow and will act accordingly.

SNoraWotzThat Thu 10-Jul-08 21:52:41

Our school has in the past made a collection fro lost property. Anything that hasn't be claimed for a while, (terms not weeks) is sold off in the hall. There is a newsletter to tell parents to look first and then its sold. Proceeds go back to the school.

I week isn't long is it? The owner may be off school.

Amoral Thu 10-Jul-08 21:52:57

No, because I don't send my child to school with unlabeled clothes.

Amoral Thu 10-Jul-08 21:53:46

But the lost property box has been available to look through since 2007. They put it in reception to get it emptied.

SNoraWotzThat Thu 10-Jul-08 21:54:07

Its summer I expect lots get left in the playground. Have you lost one?

Carmenere Thu 10-Jul-08 21:54:24

FFS if you are so bloody right in never sending your children to school in unlabelled uniform then you will recognise what is wrong in this situation.

StressTeddy Thu 10-Jul-08 21:54:44

do you work at the school?
Have lots of you been offered to "take your pick" from the selection? If it's just you making the decision for yourself then I wouldn't do it

lulumama Thu 10-Jul-08 21:54:49

why do you deserve it? why shoudl you take it?

i labelled everything of DSs. the odd label has fallen off, and it has taken me a few days to get a new label on there, would be pissed off if he left the jumper at school and it got taken by anotehr parent.

hatrick Thu 10-Jul-08 21:55:08

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KillerStilettos Thu 10-Jul-08 21:55:35

'Tis stealing. So yes, YABU.

BreeVanderCampLGJ Thu 10-Jul-08 21:55:35

So you are not seeking to regain an unmarked top, that may or may not be yours.....

You label all yours, but you are considering taking an unnamed one................hmm

You sound like a thief. TBH

TheFallenMadonna Thu 10-Jul-08 21:55:37

Oh well, if they send their child to school in unlabelled clothes...hmm

Of course it's stealing. Don't do it.

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