A couple of months ago, Diana did a little impulse shopping and bought a pair of killer dark blue suede ankle boots. Although they felt a little snug when she tried them on, they were the last pair, and the sale price was a steal. Besides, she was sure that they stretch by the weekend – but of course they didn’t…
Cut to last month… Diana’s friend Renee stopped by for coffee one afternoon, and in the course of conversation, the two friends starting planning Renee’s wardrobe for her upcoming big date. Diana brought out the perfect pair of boots that would make the entire outfit, and they seemed to fit Renee perfectly! The boots looked so good on Renee, that Diana told her to just hold on to them – someone should be wearing them after all, right?
Cut to last week… Diana met her friend Carmen (who is also good friends with Renee) for dinner after work. And there on Carmen’s feet were Diana’s blue suede boots. “Nice boots,” Diana said with an edge of sarcasm. Carmen replied, “Oh, yeah – they were originally yours, right? The heel was too high for Renee so she gave them to me, and they fit me to a tee. I love them, thank you!”
Diana was totally annoyed with her two friends for not asking her first if it was okay to circulate the boots amongst the group. She chose not to say anything and let it go, but she secretly felt a little taken advantage of. Did Diana have a right to be mad? Should she have asked for the boots back? Should Carmen have offered to buy them from her? Or should Diana just be happy that one of her good friends gets to enjoy them – no matter how they ended up on her feet?
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