Boy, was I marching yesterday! Something happened that one dreams about, fantasizes about……
You might remember me posting about helping someone out, letting her stay in my guest room, who took advantage and stole from me. I had met her working in our store. She borrowed money from people all the time and finally left with only one day’s notice in a very busy time.
So everyone knew who she was and what she done to me when she came to the store yesterday…… wearing my jacket!
The front-end manager strolled in and said in a low voice, “Guess who’s at the deli talking to Dar?” I looked but it didn’t register first. I just thought “Yuck”….. then it dawned on me;
“She’s wearing my jacket!”
“Are you going to go get it back?”
“Damn right I am!”
I threw down the cookie dough and marched right up to her; “That’s the jacket you stole from me.” I said it loud and didn’t care who heard me.
She was flustered, “I didn’t know!”
“What? You took if out of my closet!”
“Do you want it back?”
“I sure do!”
She had to juggle some groceries while taking it off so I helped her get if off the last arm. I walked toward the bakery where my co-worker and the manager cheered. Then I realized I had to put it in my locker so I went to the lunch room. My boss was on his break; news had already spread to the lunchroom. I raised the jacket over my head, triumphant!
“You got it!” he said.
“HA! YES I DID!”
I marched back to the bakery, the proud march of victory! My co-worker said , “I couldn’t believe it when I saw her taking off that jacket! WOO WOO!” Later she went out for a smoke and said, “Everyone is talking about it. They always thought you were so timid!”
I was so pumped I had to post it on Facebook as soon as I got home. I felt as wound up as if I’d had 5 coffees.
It smelled of cigarettes and cheap perfume (isn’t that a country song?) so I washed it out. Besides, I had to get her cooties out of it, too. Make it mine again.
Oh, gosh, that was so immensely satisfying! I used to fantasize about running into her wearing that jacket… then she comes into my store wearing it! O Happy Day!
15 thoughts on “Marching Triumphant”
Yay for you! I would have messed that up for sure. You did good! ~Elle
Good gracious! How can someone repay such generosity by stealing from their hostess? You handled it well.
Good for you!
She had some nerve (or brain damage) coming into the store wearing your jacket. Now, you are the alpha female! I can hear the theme from Rocky playing during you victory march. And you made me lol about the cooties.
I do think there is something wrong with her. She can’t help herself.
Yes, that was a real boost to my self-esteem!
I seriously can’t tell if this is fiction or not, but either way…great story!
It’s true! It really happened!
She is obviously STUPID as well as a thieving weasel! Well done you!
Funny, weasel is exactly what I call her! Thanks, it was awesome!
glad you got your jacket back, too bad you couldn’t have marched her right back to her place to get back the rest of your stuff!
I would have paid money to see this. 😀
I wish I could watch it on the security camera video! I’m still basking in the memory of it.
Hold fast to this one. We so rarely get to see karma that succinctly in action. 🙂
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Oct. 15, 2017 – After reading the wedding post this morning, I’m glad you linked this. I missed it. Good for you – age removes timidity sometimes, you eventually learn not to give a sh*t.