Have you ever stole condiments/silverware/toilet paper from a resteraunt ? ....

@Sissygrl (10915)
Canada
January 2, 2008 2:55pm CST
or anything else that isn't bolted down for that matter ? I have stolen salt and pepper shakers when we first moved and had none lol. I think some beer stines when i was loaded drunk. Those popcorn flavors from the theater. . But i think that's it..
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22 responses
• United States
2 Jan 08
You took popcorn flavoring from a theater? That is funny. I took a platter once from a diner when I was waaaaaaayyyyyyyy younger. Some friends and I were going to move into an apartment and we dind't have anything and all took something - salt and pepper, silverware, a platter. I think I felt so guilty about it that I couldn't do it ever again. We never ended up getting that apartment either but I can't remember what I did with that large platter?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
2 Jan 08
hahaha i see it as a type of suvenere collecting and no doubt i will continue until at least im caught blessed be
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I have never done this, but I know my mom has! I have seen her steal a glass that had the restaurant's name written on it. She asked me beforehand if I thought the restaurant had any for sale, but I told her I didn't think so, so she grabbed the one she had been drinking from and stuck it in her purse! Of course she looked around to make sure no one was looking before doing this. I was upset she did this, but what was I going to do? Rat on my own mother? I don't think so. This happened a long time ago and thankfully I haven't seen her do anything like this since. :P
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
2 Jan 08
lol i dont think its that big of a deal. Really what are they going to say Even if they see you? EXCUSE ME MISS I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A GLASS IN YOUR PURSEE? lol I doubt that any waitress will risk loosing a tip when they are already paid so little to save the resteraunt a glass or fork ;)
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
9 Jan 08
I don't either, but if everyone (or even just a few) started doing it, it could cause problems for the restaurant. And if that were to happen it would be up to the employees to keep an eye on every glass or fork.
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2 Jan 08
if we start stealing then we turn into the bloody gerry and we might as well be living in germany. and if we do nothing about it we might as well be France!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
2 Jan 08
Lol you've NEVER EVER stolen something from a resteraunt EVER in your life ? Like not even taken more then one breath mint afterwards or soemthing ?
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2 Jan 08
i stole a kiss from a french waitress in the summer of 44' during the liberation of france.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
2 Jan 08
I really would not be allowed in to a resteraunt because i could quiter happily furnish my dining experience from trips to various resteraunts. I have cutlary from claridges, i have condiment holders from cafe Nicole in New York, in fact i have a veritable magpie's collection from high class establishments the world over blessed be
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
2 Jan 08
lol! My hubby had lots of silverware from swiss chalet when i met him. I guess probably almost everyone has done it one time or another huh ?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
2 Jan 08
i certainly think it is something that most of us have done at one point in our life, but i do seem particularly good at it blessed be
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
3 Jan 08
I have never been the one to actually take something from a place but I was with my friends many times. When we were teenagers my friends would steal signs (the ones that hang from the ceiling and are stuck to windows) from just about every fast food place we had ever eaten. Once they took the big stone and cement ash tray from outside of Taco Bell. They loaded it up in the bed of the pick-up truck in broad daylight.
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• United States
3 Jan 08
I think everyone has done that. I always take the extra butter, and jams. The best thing I took was a coconut mug from my company x-mas party.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
3 Jan 08
many times. LOL I've taken can opener, stirrer, condiments, and tissue paper. the can opener I took when I was drunk during my birthday celebration. ^__^;; the other stuffs are just minimal for the restaurants. I mean, it would not be a big loss for them. ^__^
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@lorelai (1558)
• Italy
3 Jan 08
Yeah I've stolen a fork and a knife. I don't usually do that but we were in this mall and it had this Japanese restaurant that had a break for several hours and they had just closed the stand and left the tables outside and people who were still eating were supposed to leave the plates and the rest in one metal box. I thought that was really strange and my room mate and I decided we need a fork and knife so we took them. Our other room mate made a scene about it and said that was stealing and blah blah blah but we didn't pay attention to her.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
2 Jan 08
LMFAO omg ya! I have various silverware, dishes and more condiments than I can count LOL
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
4 Jan 08
If they offer I will take it even if I dont' intend to use it at that visit...hey, they offered, I didn't ask! And sometimes I'll take what I would use on my particular order, but not use it then, like ketchup. At McDonald's I like their fries without ketchup, but since I bought the fries, i am entitled to the ketchup, so I will take it and use it at home later. Problem out here in CA is that so many do abuse the condiments at fast foods, that they don't automatically put them in the bags or on the tray, you have to ask for it and they will only give you a few - like 1 ketchup per fry order. And there is a limit to how many they will give you. A McDonalds out here only gives their limit (don't know what that is, but like 4-5 ketchups per order) and if you want more, you have to pay 3ยข per condiment package.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
lol that's crazy! i wonder what they charge per sweet and sour dip for nuggets, i always get the extra sauce to dip my fries in. Well when i eat there i do. I have been trying to stay away from a lot of fast food!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Oh, they charge for extras of that stuff too! I stopped going there because of that. I don't go to fast food to often, but I am sorry, to charge for that stuff is just not customer friendly. I can understand them trying to stop the stealing of it inside the place, but as a drive through - give the decent amount - they control it. If there are 2 large fries, give about 4 paks of ketchup per order and the customer drives away happy. Inside, keep it at the counter instead of out there in the common area. Hand the order with a proper amount or ask how many. Then if the people want more, they have to go ask for it. I can understand them wanting to cut down on people taking advantage, but at the same time, they also drive customers away so what have they accomplished?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
Now that i think about it.. In the mcdonalds's here, when you go in to eat, they have those ketchup dispenser thingy ma jiggers. .. you know where you push the level and ketchup spouts out into the little cup that's barely big enough to hold an entire shot of ketchup that comes outta the thingy jigger lol. I guess it'd be pretty hard to steal ketchup fromt there that way!
• United States
6 Jan 08
i took the wholle table
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
How did you get out the door with the whole table philly ? Do tell i am interest is peaked.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
6 Jan 08
lol oops typo there.. I mean my interest IS PEAKED. hah
• United States
6 Jan 08
lol... i told them that the table needed repairs .. and that i would have to take it out to my truck
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
3 Jan 08
the very first fork i ever owned was from swiss chalet.. and we also have those his and hers 'reserved' signs from the tables at that bar! hah :)
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
Ohyea, one from the bar, and one from my former favorite resteraunt, which had new owners when we went back to halifax. and their food sucked moose junk. lol. that was last time i was pregnant. I feel like i've not had any control over my own body for like 3 years now lol.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
3 Jan 08
hah ya this is true :D ah well my favorite place to eat was different and not so good either :( maybe we should start a greek pub in place of them both haha :D
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
There is always canadiana, That place will never go downhill, Too many elderly people eat there RELIGIOUSLY. Including my mom and nan and aunt. :) mm canadiana. I wanna go there now.
@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
Hmm...I'm not sure if this is the only one, but this is definitely the most memorable..lol When I moved to Niagara Falls, we went out to a Denny's restaurant, so I scoffed the thick glass vase that was on the table..lol. I'm not a flower person, so I'm not quite sure why I even took it..lol. It is however now broken and thrown out thanks to someone's head...oops :P
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
I have a slight recollection of who's head that would be. And i remember one other things that you stole from a resteraunt. Ahem. The RESERVED sign, from off the table. lol. Cause i had one from jared from the copacabana, so you stole one for him from the greekhouse. hehehe. Good Game ;)
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• Canada
13 Jan 08
HAHAH..yeah, I just commented under his response that one came from my sleeve..hahaha. I guess I have itchy fingers at restaurants. lol
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
13 Jan 08
itchy or sticky ?
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
No, I've never stolen salt and peppers, plates, glasses etc. What about stuff from hotel rooms? Is that ok too? I'm sorry, I think stealing is stealing.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
But its not like your stealing from your friend, or your stealing from someone you know. . I know stealing is stealing, but i can justify it when i spend like 15$ on a meal that i know only cost them 5$ to put together! And hotel rooms, well, I have stolen a blanket from a hotel room, and the usually soaps and towels. lol. I would never steal from someone i knew, or even a person that i di dn't know. I only steal from a corperation, or chain. They obviously can afford the loss of a few items. After all there are usually millionaire owners, or even Billionairs.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
So, if you worked at a corporation, you thinks it's ok to steal from them? Is shoplifting ok too? After all the stores have lots of money too.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
I do have a logical answer for you bon bon :) I wouldnt steal if i worked for the corperation, because that could cause me to loose my job. No i wouldnt steal from the stores, because that hikes the prices of EVERYTHING in the store up so that the store can install security or pay security gaurds, that hurts EVERYONe not just the corperation. . Seems logical to me.
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
3 Jan 08
I haven't taken anything but I do remember one time my ex husband and I and a few friends went out to sizzlers years ago. We had paid for our meals and were sitting there eating. Two friends turned up late and pointed to our table and said they were with us. Fair enough right? Well they got in for free as the poor staff assumed they had already been paid for and then when we were about to leave one of these late comers went and got some alfoil. She told staff she had had a hot potato and wanted to take it home. When in fact she wrapped a bowl of ice-cream and sprinkles etc up in it and calmly walked out the door. Well we were stunned and yes I do admit we all did have a bit of a laugh and yes I did feel bad that she did that.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
hehe its ok garnet, It's only a little bit of ice cream :) I have never beentoa sizzlers,, but i'm willing to bet if its' a chain, they have more then enough money to cover the cost of the ice cream ;)
@garnet80 (354)
• Australia
3 Jan 08
It wasn't so much that I felt bad because she took the ice-cream it was the fact that she also took the bowl and a spoon to eat it with. Looking back now I laugh. But yes it is a big restaurant chain and it probably happens all the time.
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8 Jan 08
Stole? Nope.. I'm old fashioned, by this I mean I aim to do things in the right way. I've never stolen anything, I hate people who steal but not as much as this. I actually find it amsuing, well hey you do pay for it right? But no, I haven't. ~Joey
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
Ibelieve so, in one form or another, we pay for it. lol That doesn't make us entitled to it i guess.. it IS someone elses property, but hey, those are the chances they take when they leave their stuff laying around like that right?~ lol.
• United States
3 Jan 08
I once stole a pepper shaker from a Red Lobster for an old college housemate. Their salt & pepper shakers are shaped like Corona bottles and my house mate had a pair she'd bought somewhere else. At any rate, somehow the pepper shaker had broken and when she heard I was going to Red Lobster with a friend she asked me to steal a replacement. I just slipped it into my purse after we paid the bill and walked out! But that's the only thing I've every consciously taken, and I'd say in the whole scheme of things it's not too bad :)
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
Not too shabby at all. Although by the comments a few people have made on my stealing ideal's You would be going STRAIGHT TO HELL--O my.. poor us. me and you both :P
@dania_elm (422)
• United States
3 Jan 08
when my friends and i were in highschool we used to go to taco bell and still the caution wet floor signs lol we taped the trays to the bottom of the tables we stole ashtrays and margurtia glasses from applebees!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
3 Jan 08
lol sounds like typical all in good fun teenager stuff.. I mean it coulda been worse. you were not out sniffin glue :) *giggles* thanks for answering dania_elm :)
@Mickie30 (2633)
3 Jan 08
I have taken a little bit of toilet paper to put in my pocket when I had a cold and I paid for some tomato ketchup sachets from a cafe and then realised they had this free so I put the paid sachets in my pocket and then used the free ketchup. I think that's about it. None of them I would really class as stealing because the toilet paper is there to take anyway and if you need some more then you take it. As for the ketchup they shouldn't have been selling sachets if they were offering it for free. No I don't tend to steal it is wrong no matter what it is.
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@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
3 Jan 08
I have never done that because i don't need it.But i won't steal i have been stolen some food or better said small candy but i felt so quilty.so when i got caught i have never done it before.