You might get more than expected at a buffet restaurant

United States
July 7, 2016 7:17am CST
You might get robbed! Sometimes people worry about chowing down at a buffet restaurant because of germs - you know, all those strange people sneezing and breathing on the food. That could turn you off for sure. Others don't like the 'self-service' deal - when they eat out they want to be waited on. I get that, I like to be waited on all the time! But I do like a good salad bar like Ruby Tuesday has. A woman in Chattanooga, Tennessee got more than she expected at a Golden Corral at Hamilton Place Mall. Her purse was stolen and the crooks (video of them should help get them caught!) used her credit card at Target and spent $1,500. Morale of the story - don't leave your purse at the table when you go to the buffet line or to the restroom - take it with you, don't leave it there for the scum of the earth to steal. When did common sense go out the window? You don't leave a purse sitting at an empty table at a restaurant while you go fill your plate....come on people...think. Photo: pixabay.com/en/lady-woman-fashion-leather-purse-42118/
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@LadyDuck (118309)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
I cannot believe that there are women leaving their purses at the table. Of course I always bring it with me, but I was born in Italy, so I have the habit never to leave anything unattended.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
If I don't want to carry mine to the buffet I tell my husband he can go first and when he comes back then I go but I make sure purse is near him and I don't think anyone would try to reach thru him to get it LOL
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@LadyDuck (118309)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill I never leave my purse to my husband. The only time I did, when I came back, my purse was on the chair and he was looking around to find salt and pepper. I do not trust him anymore
• United States
7 Jul 16
@LadyDuck I trust mine - he knows I'd scream bloody murder if he messed up LOL
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• United States
7 Jul 16
I don't like going to buffets because the quality isn't that great. But I know what you mean ~ some people think everywhere is safe and set their purse down.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill Totally, some do not have common sense. I have had a girl ask me if I can watch her laptop while she went to the restroom. Along with her personal belongings. If she had asked a wrong person, don't expect it to be there when she's back.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
@infatuatedbby You must have an honest face!
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• United States
7 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill I guess so! What if I had to go home or something, or an emergency. She's lucky I stuck around.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Jul 16
It's pretty amazing how sorry but it needs to be said....... stupid some people are. I hope they find the scum bag who took her purse and she learns a lesson.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
The next time it could be much worse - hope she figured it out now.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill I hope so too
• United States
7 Jul 16
@fishtiger58 Some people never learn but since it was on the news maybe she'll wake up.
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@JohnRoberts (38784)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jul 16
I am a Golden Corral fan. Exactly right about common sense. To leave your purse behind is like asking for it.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
What's your favorite at GC? I used to only eat three things: Rotisserie chicken,mashed potatoes and carrots. My husband went for all the fried stuff.
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@JohnRoberts (38784)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill Always start with a salad. Then shrimp, rolls, rice, whatever strikes my fancy at the moment. Then there's desert....
• United States
7 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts Oh, the hot bread pudding....that was always good.
@MALUSE (31670)
• Denmark
17 Jul 16
A hard lesson for the woman.
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• United States
17 Jul 16
It sure is, hope she did learn from it.
@silvermist (15807)
• India
10 Jul 16
@AbbyGreenhill That was stupid of her.Though there is no Golden Corral here,there are other Buffet places.We too take turns to get the food.
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• United States
10 Jul 16
Taking turns is the best way.
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@amadeo (46152)
• United States
7 Jul 16
same thing in grocery shopping.I have seen more people leave their purse in the cart as they look around. Abby I hate buffet.Never did like them.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
Ruby Tuesday just has the salad bar which I love, but we haven't been to a buffet place since we moved here 3 years ago.
@CoralLevang (39738)
• United States
7 Jul 16
I wish we had a Golden Corral out here. The last time I went to one, the only time I went to one, was when I visited my sister in Tulsa.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
We went to them in different states and different cities, some are better than others. We went to many of them as mystery shop jobs.
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@NJChicaa (28308)
• United States
7 Jul 16
She should have known better than to leave her purse at the table. Really.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
People don't think....unfortunately.
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@UncleJoe (8071)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
7 Jul 16
I'll bet she won't leave her purse again!
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• United States
7 Jul 16
I would bet you're right - or we can hope so anyway.
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@JudyEv (96713)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Jul 16
This is really stupid behaviour. I can't believe how gullible and naive some people are.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
They live in their own little world..or in their own little mind I guess.
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@Platespinner (18072)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Jul 16
Leaving a purse unattended is always a mistake.
• United States
8 Jul 16
Yes it surely is.
@Shiva49 (9201)
• Singapore
7 Jul 16
That sure will kill all the appetite over and above the loss of contents. I keep a close watch over them (touch wood) as I know the real loss is greater than the contents and the time - siva
• United States
7 Jul 16
It's the aggravation of replacing all the credit cards and license.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
I've seen women hang their purse on the backs of their chairs too which I would never do. It's just too easy for a thief
• United States
7 Jul 16
Yes, another stupid thing the ladies to. We're all far smarter than that!
• New Delhi, India
7 Jul 16
Really such a big mistake
• United States
7 Jul 16
You got that right, really big - good thing they have video surveillance.
@LeaPea2417 (14614)
• Toccoa, Georgia
18 Jul 16
I agree! At restaurants, I always put the purse right at my feet and at buffets, I always take my pocket book with me when I go to the food bar to get more food. And , of course I always take it to the rest room with me.
@lilnana1111 (2462)
• United States
9 Jul 16
I agree, I take mine with me, by the way Ruby Tuesdays is one of my favorite restraunts.
@JESSY3236 (4885)
• United States
8 Jul 16
I always take it with me and I never leave it on the table.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jul 16
this is why hubby and I take turns going to refill so one can watch our stuff
• United States
8 Jul 16
I try to avoid buffets because they are gross. I have a slight problem with germs and the idea of everyone else touching, breathing, and sneezing on the food I am suppose to eat grosses me out.