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Sunday Confessional: I Lost My Sister's Favorite Jacket

Sunday Confessional: I Lost My Sister's Favorite Jacket

I'm a forgetful person by nature and my older sister takes every opportunity possible to call me irresponsible.

Friday night her boyfriend surprised her and took her away for the night to celebrate their anniversary. She asked me to feed her cat while she was gone since I have a set of her keys, so while at her place, I browsed through her closet. I decided to borrow her leather jacket that I've always loved to wear out that night — I figured she'd never realize it was gone!

Later that evening, I went out with my friends, admittedly drank too much and went home with a guy I had been flirting with all night. In the morning, I rushed out of his place in order to get back to my sister's to feed her cat. As soon as I got out of the cab, I realized I had left her jacket in the backseat! My heart sank; it's her favorite article of clothing and she didn't even give me permission to borrow it! I've been guilt-ridden for the past two days and have no idea what to do. My sister is going to be furious with me and I just can't face her disappointment, even though I know I deserve it. I haven't mentioned it to her and I'm contemplating not saying anything at all. Can I be forgiven if I let her think someone else took it or that she herself lost it?

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keiraz keiraz 7 years
that's irresponsible behavior, anyway, do like what phunkometry said, my friends had lost their cellphones in cabs and found them back before, so give it a chance and see.But sorry she is right to not forgive u!whyyyy take something she owns and u KNOW is a favorite article of hers!knowing that u are forgetful and going to drink also might end up at someone else's home!(And it did happen)
keiraz keiraz 7 years
that's irresponsible behavior, anyway, do like what phunkometry said, my friends had lost their cellphones in cabs and found them back before, so give it a chance and see. But sorry she is right to not forgive u! whyyyy take something she owns and u KNOW is a favorite article of hers!knowing that u are forgetful and going to drink also might end up at someone else's home!(And it did happen)
calli-gurl calli-gurl 7 years
you are irresponsible. and i voted not to forgive u. u lied to ure sister, u didnt feed the damn cat, u didnt own up to ure mistake, you are okay with letting her think its someone else. how immature can u be? ure sister is right about u. u arent reliable. quit being such a big loser and confess to ure sister about it. u deserve a punishment. damn, dont u feel guilty? tsktsk
Phunkometry Phunkometry 7 years
i. I hope you fed her cat before you went out on the town. 1. Call the cab company. 1a. If they have it, then lucky you! But 'fess up anyway. 1b. If they don't have it, replace it. Don't care if you're broke. It's your responsibility. Pay her in installments. Take out a loan. But replace it. 2. Tell her the truth. Pleading guilty usually shortens a jail sentence, doesn't it? Ergo, an honest thief is more easily forgiven than a dishonest one. 3. Don't take anything belonging to her, or anyone, ever again without asking! That is called stealing. 3. Tell her the truth. 4. Be prepared to never be allowed to borrow her stuff ever again. 5. Get yourself tested for STDs. 6. Tell her the truth!
Phunkometry Phunkometry 7 years
i. I hope you fed her cat before you went out on the town.1. Call the cab company.1a. If they have it, then lucky you! But 'fess up anyway. 1b. If they don't have it, replace it. Don't care if you're broke. It's your responsibility. Pay her in installments. Take out a loan. But replace it.2. Tell her the truth. Pleading guilty usually shortens a jail sentence, doesn't it? Ergo, an honest thief is more easily forgiven than a dishonest one. 3. Don't take anything belonging to her, or anyone, ever again without asking! That is called stealing. 3. Tell her the truth.4. Be prepared to never be allowed to borrow her stuff ever again.5. Get yourself tested for STDs.6. Tell her the truth!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
grow up. You tend to lose things? Then why would you set yourself up to be in this position?Don't take anything without permission. Don't be cavalier with other people's things. Don't drink yourself into oblivion. Don't sleep around (with your "forgetful nature" did you remember to use protection?)Don't lieDon't try to justify yourself. Don't complain about your sister after she's been proven right. Make it right, tell the truth, try to find the jacket, pay for it if it doesn't turn up, and never do this again. Oh, and when she asks you to give back her keys, do so.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
grow up. You tend to lose things? Then why would you set yourself up to be in this position? Don't take anything without permission. Don't be cavalier with other people's things. Don't drink yourself into oblivion. Don't sleep around (with your "forgetful nature" did you remember to use protection?) Don't lie Don't try to justify yourself. Don't complain about your sister after she's been proven right. Make it right, tell the truth, try to find the jacket, pay for it if it doesn't turn up, and never do this again. Oh, and when she asks you to give back her keys, do so.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
<b>she isn't asking for foregiveness for LOSING the jacket! : <i>Can I be forgiven if I let her think someone else took it or that she herself lost it? </i></b>She's asking for foregiveness for LYING about it.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
she isn't asking for foregiveness for LOSING the jacket! : Can I be forgiven if I let her think someone else took it or that she herself lost it? She's asking for foregiveness for LYING about it.
myystque myystque 7 years
I'd forgive but only if you immediately purchase a similar replacement (or, if that's not possible, give her $$ so she can eventually replace it) and tell her what happened. She definitely has a right to be pissed though. And you should at least try calling the cab company to see if they still have it.But I don't get why people are bringing up what she did that night with a guy--she's not asking forgiveness for that and plenty of people do have one-night stands. As long as you use protection and neither party is committed to someone else, what's the harm once in awhile?
myystque myystque 7 years
I'd forgive but only if you immediately purchase a similar replacement (or, if that's not possible, give her $$ so she can eventually replace it) and tell her what happened. She definitely has a right to be pissed though. And you should at least try calling the cab company to see if they still have it. But I don't get why people are bringing up what she did that night with a guy--she's not asking forgiveness for that and plenty of people do have one-night stands. As long as you use protection and neither party is committed to someone else, what's the harm once in awhile?
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 7 years
I agree with those above that said they were going to vote forgive until she said she was not going to tell her. You have to admit to your mistake to be forgiven.
ceark ceark 7 years
better get something ridiculously nicer.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 7 years
My younger sister did this to me too. She took my fave leather jacket w/o me knowing and left and at school. It was gone. What really upset me is that I was looking for my jacket for 3 months and kept on asking her and everyone else about it and she NEVER said a word until 6 months passed. I was pissed to say the least!!! I am still a lil' disturbed by the fact that she lied/never said anything until well after. Own up to your mistake and eventually she will 4give you - I did.
Lily-Inferno Lily-Inferno 7 years
Put your big girl britches on and own up to your mistake. Do what you have to in order to make it up to the girl. And in the future please dont take things without permission. Even my 4 yr old knows better.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
Not forgive.Honestly, if I trusted my sister enough to let her have the keys to my pad to house sit I would expect that she wouldn't go through my things! I mean I knoe you're her sister and everything, but everyon is entitled to their privacy!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
Not forgive. Honestly, if I trusted my sister enough to let her have the keys to my pad to house sit I would expect that she wouldn't go through my things! I mean I knoe you're her sister and everything, but everyon is entitled to their privacy!
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I was going with forgive up until the point she said, "I haven't mentioned it to her and I'm contemplating not saying anything at all. Can I be forgiven if I let her think someone else took it or that she herself lost it?"Um, yeah... this is a forgivable offense IF you 'fess up and replace the jacket or pay her the cost of the jacket. If you don't tell her what happened, she'll figure it out... and the lost of her trust in you will hurt more than her being disappointed in you now.And be prepared for your sister to not let you borrow anything for a LONG, LONG time... if ever.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I was going with forgive up until the point she said, "I haven't mentioned it to her and I'm contemplating not saying anything at all. Can I be forgiven if I let her think someone else took it or that she herself lost it?" Um, yeah... this is a forgivable offense IF you 'fess up and replace the jacket or pay her the cost of the jacket. If you don't tell her what happened, she'll figure it out... and the lost of her trust in you will hurt more than her being disappointed in you now. And be prepared for your sister to not let you borrow anything for a LONG, LONG time... if ever.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
You essentially stole from your sister ... which is wrong.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
You are upset about a jacket, but not concerned with sleeping with a total stranger. Wierd priorities.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
You are upset about a jacket, but not concerned with sleeping with a total stranger. Wierd priorities.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
You pay her back for the jacket. Don't be a dumbass and try and pass it off that SHE lost it herself because she'll know it was in her closet when she went away if it is her favourite item of clothing.People have too much attachment to material goods though ... so just offer to pay her back for the jacket and try and mend your now damaged relationship.My sister ripped a big hole in my favourite jackets cuff after I lent it to her so EH I won't ever trust her with anything of mine ever again.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
You pay her back for the jacket. Don't be a dumbass and try and pass it off that SHE lost it herself because she'll know it was in her closet when she went away if it is her favourite item of clothing. People have too much attachment to material goods though ... so just offer to pay her back for the jacket and try and mend your now damaged relationship. My sister ripped a big hole in my favourite jackets cuff after I lent it to her so EH I won't ever trust her with anything of mine ever again.
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