In my first job after college, I wasn’t above taking things from Lost and Found. (Who am I kidding, I still totally do it.) Anyway, at the first job, there was this beautiful black-yarn, Donna Karan, expensive beret in my office Lost and Found, and since it went unclaimed for weeks, I decided to add it to my wardrobe. I wore it every day for two weeks — loved every minute of it. Felt like a million bucks and it was the most stylish piece of clothing I ever owned. Everyone in the office, and I mean everyone, saw me in it and passed on compliments. At the end of those two weeks, I found out the hat was owned by the CEO’s wife. I still remember coming in one morning to my cubicle where she was waiting for me one morning. She said (very nicely I have to say) “I believe you have my hat.”
Dude, did I want to melt into the floor or what? That was SO embarrassing.