What will you do when you see somebody picking up your clothes on purpose?

@Bebs08 (10689)
United States
May 26, 2009 5:37pm CST
what I mean is.. that you caught somebody picking up your clothes on purpose of stealing them? what would be your reaction specially if it is your branded underwear? This is ridiculous but it happened to me many times. Most of the time I did not see who did it but there was once that I saw her putting back my undies where I hang it and it was wet. She just come from the bathroom and obviously she use it and put it back after using.. I shouted at her asking why she did that.. It was embarrassing but I was so upset about my lost things.. That happened in the dormitory when I was in college yet. I just wonder if what will you do if you are in a similar situation? this is very common in dormitories and boarding house where there are many people in there. How will you handle this? for those who are boarders and dormitorians what will you do?
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
27 May 09
I will put a sign on my underwear so that no one can use it without intentions. I used this trick when I was away from my home for an year or so. I don't like wearing other's cloth nor others using mine!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
correct!! I don;t either.. that is why i will just that to her.. but she will hear but she must know how I feel about it.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
27 May 09
But how can she use your under garments. I mean I will never use other's inner wear. This is Geeee type, isn't ti?
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
Correct!! I will never use other people's undies too. I am just wondering why others are doing that? geeezzzz....
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
26 May 09
I hope that I am never in this situation. As far as I know I have never known anyone to steal any part of my clothing without asking. I think though that stealing someone's underwear without cleaning them is wrong. Of course I would also clean them after they use them just to be safe. I would confront the person and ask them why they stole my underwear first, and then if they didn't tell me why I would decide whether I could allow them back in the house. If it was a relative I would probably let them back in but lock the door to our room.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
Well, for me, I will never use it myself if other people had used them. It happened to me many times even when I am already working and live in a boarding house? It pissed me off because some of my undies are lost and all of a sudden I saw our neighbor hand it in their clothes line. I know my thing.. because it is mine and I am very sure that is mine. I just never say a word because I am already working at that time hahahha... I can buy another one for me but it is annoying when people do that to you.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
27 May 09
It is annoying, but I guess I'm more laid back. However, if it were to be a complete stranger I might throw it away just for the sake of being safe!
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@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
10 Jun 09
This has never happened to me in that way. I once had a friend who would steal people's clothes though including mine. I do know why she did it though because she could not afford to buy any clothes for herself and no one would help her, so she either had to steal clothes or go naked. Most of the time she would just borrow stuff and never get it back. If she had just asked I would have helped her, but she chose to steal and be dishonest instead, I eventually had to end the friendship with her. It just became too much of a way of life for her to lie and steal. I did not want to be associated with that anymore.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Oh well, I can understand she is embarrass to admit that she can;t afford to buy one. And for some people it is easy to pick whatever they like in the clothesline of other people because they will not spend a penny to have it and that they only thing they would do is lie. You are right, if people are just honest to say that they need clothes? but for sure, you will not give them also your best clothes right? if they ask it? hahahah that is why, they will steal and that is what I hare very much. The liar and the one who steal.
@silverjam (969)
• United States
28 May 09
This happends to me I guess many times already. The first was my undies being hanged inside the bathroom and still wet. I'd been looking for that one for a week or so and one time I saw it and it was hanged by a friend who is just a visiting one every now and then. Another was when I was in a boarding house w/ my co-workers. We had boardmates who were siblings and one of them eventually became my friend but I never expected she stole my bra which I found out after many days of being lost hanged in line w/ her clothes. Another was w/ our office helper. Each of our staff houses before had one house helper attending and keeping the house for us workers and that woman had been reportedly wearing my shirts when I went home during weekends, said the neighbors. I caught her doing that when one time we were both in downtown one Sunday afternoon and she was so blushed but I pretended nbothing happened when i saw her. I never confronted any of them tho although I fellt upset. I just put it down as a fact that maybe they needed those stuff but just can't have them for some reason. Sometimes I even felt more sorry (for them) than feeling mad or furious.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Jun 09
Really?? hahaha do I know those people? heheh Joke!! well, you are right!! maybe those people is more needy than we do but I could think also that maybe they have problems? like klipto maniac? (not sure of the spelling) but I think some people have this kind of problem. They just get what they want because they would want to have it even if they don't need it.
@youngloc (37)
• United States
27 May 09
I remember in basic training for the Army people used to this all the time. I felt the same way you did i probably would try and fight them or get some kind of resonable answer. Thats just cheap low down dirty and nasty. A panty snatching theif or pervert. I would initial my undies so when you do catch them and they try to lie about it your names on them to prove its yours.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
yes, that is the best thing to do. Put initials on it. That is my mistake because I never put anything on my stuff.
@riyasam (16574)
• India
27 May 09
i have had this bad experience,my friends used o use my personal things and they used to tell me to use theirs too.i never used to use theirs and i had to hide mine as so that they wouldnt use it.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
Oh!! that is also one thing I do not like. I don;t want anybody using my thing. Even my towel? if somebody use it, i will give it to her. I will not be using it anymore. that's me.
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
27 May 09
i never lost somethings in my shool. may be i was very friendly to others . and i don't money at that time. i always friendly to others. and others are very familar with me. we are all friends.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
Well, you can not be a friend to everybody in the school with a population of more than 2,000 students. In the dormitory there are hundreds of people you do not know. So that will happen often in a place like that, even how friendly you are.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
27 May 09
Hello Bebs. I think that I would do the same thing as you do when I see someone picking up my clothes intentionally. Well, when I was in my teens, I found my nice and new gray shirt stolen, but I could never figure it out who stole it because I never saw it again when it was gone. It was hanging somewhere in the dorm as well. I was sad for the loss of my new shirt as it was my favorite back then and it was a shirt that was bought by me with the money I earned from hard work as a teen boy.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
That is really annoying. Many times it happened in the dormitory. People are just looking for something they like in the clothesline and when no body is watching they will pick it. Unfortunately, for that lady who took mine, U saw her returning my thing in the clothesline but it was wet.. which means she used it and returned after using.. I just wonder why I lost things in the clothes line...
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
26 May 09
Hi friend! My goodness, I don't know how I will react but I surely will get so upset. Imagine stealing underwear.What kind of woman is that? She can't even buy her own underwear? Ha!ha!ha! Isn't it that undies are very personal belonging and we don't allow others to wear them. So if others would steal and use my underwear, maybe I'd do the way you did!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
27 May 09
hahaha!!! You know my friend? I don;t know why you always made me laugh even in serious discussion. But anyway, you are right!! I did shout so that people around us would hear it that she stole my undies that I hang on the clothes line. I did not use that undies anymore. I don't understand why she like it? It is not that nice to be stolen? hahahaha....
• United States
26 May 09
If somebody wants to take my skivies then they can have them. I don't understand why people would take other peoples clothes, especially if you are going to see that person again, "Hey, nice shirt, oh wait, that's my shirt!" I would definately call them down for it like you did.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 May 09
Well, that is very upsetting when I see somebody wearing my shirt in public. There are lots of these kind of people in the dormitory or boarding house. For sure I will let them have it specially if undies, I don't like to use it anymore if already used by others.
• United States
26 May 09
I would say something along the lines of them fitting a little tight, and then report them to the dorm manager. I think I would slao put my initial in them for proof next time.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 May 09
that is a very smart idea. yeah putting initials on your clothes would be a wise thing to do. I never put name on my stuff that is why it is easy for them to take it and claim as their own. Am sure that lady was embarrass because there are lots of people in the clothes line when I say something not good to her.