Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

Long Term Borrowing

I know what some of you are thinking. You took one look at that title and figure I’m going to talk about grown-up stuff an engaged person such as myself might discuss. Possibly a mortgage, possibly student loans, possibly one last cash infusion from the parents (other than the wedding of course).

You’d be wrong. I’m talking about taking something that’s not yours with the intention of giving it back… eventually. The fiancé brought me dinner to work about a week and a half ago. He brought me food from a restaurant at a hotel we had for the night. It was the night before my bridal shower and it just made sense to sleep nearby for a few hours before heading to my shower. It maximized the time I’d have to sleep. And this hotel’s restaurant supposedly had really good food.

I requested a salad, salmon, and a drink. This drink was from their non-alcohol menu, so I didn’t worry about ordering it during a work shift. When the fiancé brought me the food, he handed me a bag with two styrofoam to-go containers in it. Then he reaches in the backseat and pulls out–

This glass definitely screams, "I had alcohol in me".

a glass. Not a styrofoam to-go cup. An actual glass that I’m sure the hotel never intended to leave the premises. Since he didn’t help with the registry besides picking our fancy china (the most important part!), he doens’t have any idea how much glasses cost these days.

But apparently I’m the Bonnie to his Clyde because I took that glass, only threw him one judgemental look, and happily took it back into the office to enjoy with my dinner. Of course my co-workers were confused as to where I just got a glass that was full of some sort of fruity drink.

That picture above is of the actual glass that I took with my Blackberry while writing this post. That hotel where we’re staying is pretty nice. It’s the perfect place to get away for a weekend, so I imagine we’ll be going back there at some point when I don’t have to work.

So eventually, we’ll take the glass back. Probably…

4 responses

  1. OMG that is hilarious. I’ve seen people pack their to-go plate and stick the fork and knife in it or the cute little bowls that your sauce may come in. Especially if it’s a really good set. I have never done that but I’ve seen it done or seen it at someones house in a drawer in the kitchen, like WTH! Too funny! Nice glass!

    December 16, 2011 at 16:54

    • Oh no! I have a couple of those in my drawer… Not the fork and knives, just the cute little bowls.
      I blame it on the fact that the server doesn’t seem interested in bringing me a to-go container for the condiments. What are the chances that i have a little tube of chipotle basil mayo at home? Come on, they must want me to take it with me!

      December 19, 2011 at 01:44

  2. silverneurotic

    When my sister was last home from college she pulled out a coffee mug and exclaimed, “Hey, this looks just like the mug I accidentally stole from the school cafeteria!”

    December 16, 2011 at 21:50

    • Lol! That’s hilarious. She not only stole it from the cafe, she also brought it all the way home. That’s classic.

      December 19, 2011 at 01:44