I visit clients at their offices frequently now. This is new to me and for the most part, I enjoy it. Yesterday I had 2 appointments, one right after the other, and the second one lasted most of the day. Toward the end of that appointment I got a call from the 1st client. Apparently the girl I had worked with there had her purse stolen.
And they thought I did it.
The woman on the phone was the office manager and she bounced around from "her purse was here and when you left it was gone" to "well I thought maybe you accidentally picked it up" to "she's going to have to file a police report ..! " like that should frighten me into confessing or offering to return the bag. She even told me "somebody used her credit cards!" What did she want me to say??
I was flabbergasted! I go to a location as a representative of the company I work for, and while some of my grammar and fashion choices may be criminal - my behavior isn't!
But no. There was no contact today, the client did not call back, the police did not contact me, and I suspect I will not hear any more of it. But it bothers me. There was controlled anger in the voice of the woman I spoke to, like she was furious because she felt she knew I was a thief and she was attempting to scare me into giving something away.
I'm sure with all the vet bills I have, it wouldn't surprise some people if at 53 years old this crazy cat lady turned to purse snatching to buy kitty some more insulin. I mean - I have made some major changes in my life in the last year, why not turn to crime? SHEESH!
While I don't expect an apology, it would be nice to have some kind of resolution because - as of now? I remain in accusation limbo. And I don't like it.