- Jan 20, 2010
I would never admit that I was so irresponsible to lose someone else's lunch money, so definitely Monica should have just paid, given her change if there was any and not even mentioned it.
Would not be surprised in the least if this is exactly what "Monica" did - then forgot where she put the money.When I buy something for someone, I keep their money separate.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.So she ends up giving Susan a free meal.
You took the words right out of my mouth!Had I been Monica I would have been too embarassed to say that I had lost the money in the first place! would have paid for the lunch out of my own money and never mentioned anything.
You know, I'd expect Phoebe to lose the money. Not responsible MonicaI never liked Monica. Deep down I knew she couldn’t be trusted and now it’s out there.
Third possibility: Y gave X your money but claimed it as his. I mean, literally handed over your cash, but forgot to (a) mention it was yours, and (b) pay his own share.So one of two things happened: either Person Y thought he gave Person X my money but he never did,
So the lesson here is, don't offer to pick up lunch for your coworkersI've seen the opposite happen - a couple times (after the person comes back with the food. Not the beginning of the incidences.) Where "Jane" goes out to pick up lunch for "Susan" and Susan is suddenly really busy and says she will pay for it when Jane gets back. Then when Jane comes back with Susan's lunch and asks for the money, Susan says she paid Jane before she left. Jane says, NO. Susan insists she gave Jane the money before she left. Jane doesn't eat what Susan ordered. So, it's not like she can save the food and eat it for later. So she ends up giving Susan a free meal.
The second time I saw 2 people do this, the second person did cough up the money, but insisted she thought she really did pay already. It caused some tension between them. Then, several hours later, the second person apologized to the first, saying she checked her money and realized she had more money than she should have, if she had paid for lunch twice. Yet, people still wondered if she really thought she had paid and was just trying away with it. But, it caused too much tension, even after she had paid.
I wouldn't describe her as a witch exactly, more like just very much over the top in general.I'm with those who would be too embarrassed to mention that I'd lost the money. If I was Monica, I'd have given Rachel her lunch and her change with a smile and left it at that.
OP, just because I'm curious, is Monica always a witch like this?
Phoebe sounds like a troublemaker. If Monica ever "finds" the money, she'll be out $0. I could see Rachel giving her more money if Monica got robbed, but if Monica didn't want to be out money, she should have been more responsible with it.I wouldn't describe her as a witch exactly, more like just very much over the top in general.
I agree with those here that would never even have mentioned it if I lost the money, personally. But with Monica, it became a whole afternoon of "No good deed goes unpunished, I am never going to offer to pick anything up for anyone again, this is costing me too much money, etc."...There was approximately $10 change involved, and Monica did give that back as well, but complained about it (Why did she give me so much! She should have given me exact change then I wouldn't be out so much money).
One of the people who sided with Monica (oh, let's call her Phoebe) broke it down basically like this: Monica had to pay $10 for the lunch and find $10 to give back to Rachel as change, so Monica was "out" $20 for nothing. Whereas Rachel got to enjoy this delicious lunch and get her change as well which just seems mean.
Most of us were just sitting back watching the fireworks (well maybe not fireworks, more like sparklers lol). I didn't say anything but thought it was obvious that if someone had to be out and suck it up - it's Monica. Something weird must have been in the air in the office that day lol.
I think it's all water under the bridge and forgotten now, but I bet next time someone mentions running out to pick up lunch there is going to be tension in the air LOL.