I had a dilemna a couple weeks ago and it is still lingering at the edges of my mind ... I'm curious, what would you have done?
A co-worker noticed something in my possession (outside of work) and assumed that it had been stolen from work ... before I'd registered the implication and could clarify, the person went on to mention items they had from work. At which point I realized I would probably come across as incredibly "holier-than-thou" if I backtracked and explained that no, I had not stolen from work. So I left it alone and prevented an embarassing situation for that person, but now I'm embarassed. I don't want someone thinking that I steal from work (BTW what is up with that? We worked with a lot of people this winter who seemed to think there was nothing wrong with taking small things from work -- things that now have to locked up because people help themselves).
Of course, it's one of those situations that can't be undone and I still haven't worked out an ideal way that I would have responded if I'd been quicker on my feet. What would you do?
And, because we are just getting into Spring here in Vermont, here's a picture of something coming back to life in our neighborhood. I love water droplets on things!