I have a tricky issue and need your advice. A few days ago at the station a woman slipped as she was getting onto the train. Her leg was caught between the train and the platform. While people were helping her, I stole her bag.
But when I told my boyfriend about it, he was horrified and said I should contact the woman and return the bag immediately. But I disagree. He wasn’t there when it actually happened, so he just doesn’t understand! It’s complicated. Who’s in the right, Yak?
Shades of Grey
Dear Shades of Grey,
Yes, I see what you mean. This is indeed a tricky and complex issue. But ultimately it just comes down to one thing – the quality of the bag.
If it’s a high end bag like a Chanel or a Marc Jacobs, then it’s perfectly acceptable to steal it. It’s a jungle out there and the woman shouldn’t have been flaunting it in the first place. Or dropping it.
On the other hand, if the bag is rubbish, then stealing it makes you a common, low-achieving thief with no style and no taste.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,