taking steak knives from restaurants…really?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would you do?
    Buy him a set for Christmas : (37 votes)
    59 %
    ignore it : (18 votes)
    29 %
    yell at him for stealing : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    That’s weird….but he’s a grown man. I don’t think yelling at him will change anything. I like your suggestion of buying him a set for Christmas. 

    Post # 4
    5228 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @sunelake27:  LOL…..Its not really funny, but I am picturing his bathroom furnished in motel towels, his bedroom with a tacky motel bed spread, and his kitchen full of napkins from McDonalds and sugar and ketchup packets from Burger King.

    Buy him some steak knives for Christmas. He might move on to soup spoons, but then you’ll know what to get him for his birthday, lol.

    Post # 5
    2247 posts
    Buzzing bee


    That is embarrassing, and wrong.

    I would totally buy him a nice steak knife set, have your DH give it to him and casually mention that now he has a set of his own he can stop taking knives from restaurants.

    Post # 6
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Who does that?!

    Post # 7
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have seen lots of stolen steak knives from Outback Steakhouse, and seasoning from red robin in people’s houses. I don’t understand it myself!

    Post # 8
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Seattle, WA

    I worked at Outback and yes, people would steal the knives!! So weird.

    Post # 9
    2675 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Ugh my high school boyfriend would do this and not just steak knives, any utensils! He just liked getting away with something. One time him and another friend stuck a bar glass in my large purse when I wasn’t looking, I didn’t even notice until the next day! At least he has the excuse of being an immature high school guy though..

    Post # 10
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @sunelake27:  I work at a steakhouse and people actually steal salt and pepper shakers too. Wtf. Like, did you really think these crappy restaurant salt and pepper shakers were going to look good in your kitchen? I don’t get it. 😐


    Post # 11
    2596 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    I once had a roommate who would steal sauce cups, of all things, from places like Chili’s and Friday’s. Whaaa?


    Is his wife still alive and around? Maybe mention something to her about wanting to help him.

    Post # 12
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    That seems so odd to me.

    Post # 13
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i worked in a restaurant/bar years ago and you’d be surprised what people stole; salt and pepper shakers, cutlery, napkins, glasses, condiments, ramekins.  you name it, they took it.

    Post # 14
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My dad stole a whole set from a steak house… then a year or so later they changed styles of knives, so he stole another set

    They already had 2 sets of knives at home too

    Idk, I guess some people just like to do it. I don’t think yelling at him would accomplish much.

    I once stole a fork from a resteraunt, because it was SUPER cool looking, and the meal was expensive but mediocre, so maybe I’m not any better, haha.

    Post # 15
    1952 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My aunt had a problem. Everytime we went to this specific restaurant, she would take something. She now has an entire crockery set from La Porchetta, plus a lot of cutlery and heaps of glasses. Why? Because it was fun. o.o

    Buy him a steak knife set and if he keeps doing it, just ignore it.

    Post # 16
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’ve never heard of anyone doing that, but it’s his problem and not yours.

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