Saturday, 16 January 2010

Not given up

Hiya, its ages since I made a bear but this week saw me try out an old pattern. Funny I just could not get into it. It was a pattern from years back, probably 16 years, eeek thats a long time. So come monday I think I need to just get back to what I know and like, maybe with a twist, just shows you move on.

I've also had a funny week 'real' work wise (I run a slimming club) with, to cut a long story short, someone stealing off me, it was only a book £4.95 but its still off putting. Best of it the elderly mum with her must know she does it and they both expect me to help them lose weight! Then I find out she has done it before at my friend's class. Still when I see her I'll say 'my husband FORGOT to charge you for the book', she'll either pay or make it worse and lie and say she paid, but she'll know that I know. I'll also mention I saw my friend...... It will be interesting if she shows any shame, I'm hoping she stops coming.

Still I used to own a menswear shop, we had proper shoplifters, we got ramraided (car backed into the window), credit card fraudsters (I actually liked them, I got £50 to £100 reward if the card was declined and cut them up in front of them, ha ha) oh and the best one opening up one day to find a great big hole in the stock room wall and all the stock gone. We had to sleep there that night as we could not get the wall bricked back up straight away. We even had to alarm the wall, they did come back and try again! Oh and I forgot about the time someone nearly stole the slimming takings, my wages and the companies money, a split second later they would have got the money box, I ended up wrestling it off the youth, fell over but had it in my hands! Its was'nt brave, it was'nt stupid, as I might of got hurt, it was just pure gut reaction. It did shake me up but I did'nt half feel good the next day, one nil to me!!!!

At least the bears don't give me any trouble!


sandra said...

nice to know you're still with us,and thinking of making a cute bear again
sorry to hear all your tails of woe.we had our house burgled once,on my birthday,which is horrible
hope your christmas was lovely
sandra x

Amanda said...

Hi Sandra, that sounds awful. I think its the breach of trust/human nature that gets to us most. Luckily most people are wonderful and the horrids just remind us how good we are LOL. Amanda x

Rosie said...

Oh, my goodness you have had some experiences! Hope the lady pays for the book - it does leave a sour taste doesn't it? At one of the museums I worked in ages ago we had a person come in and leave an object for identification when he had gone the curator found her purse missing. The thief had filled out a form and left his address with the object so the police went round to his house and caught him red handed with the purse and found lots of other stolen things under his bed!

Amanda said...

Oh we had a laugh about it, she did pay and I was just as nice as pie to her :)who wants to stoop to their level. The museum thief does'nt sound the brightest person, glad it all turned out well.