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Dear Mean Girl,

Seriously? You stole my coat from a children’s museum? In the room where everyone leaves their jackets? On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? A day that represents unity and peace for gosh sakes. The coat I just bought in October? Damn.

And just so you know, I already felt like crap that day. Oh yeah, I had one of those nasty colds. So there I was at the lovely Stepping Stones Museum in Connecticut, trying to keep up with my girls in the holiday crowds and blowing my nose every 20 seconds while you, lady, were stealing my darn coat. It’s just sad to steal from a girl who has to keep dragging her kids to the ladies’ room every half hour for a new supply of tissues.

I guess I should be grateful because at least you took my car keys out of my coat pocket and dumped them on the floor before you took off. So I’m glad Dylan, Summer and I didn’t have to hitchhike home. And I am very happy you didn’t steal my car. Or my Sephora beauty points that are hanging from my key chain.

And mean girl, do you know what it’s like to try to find a new winter parka in late January? Not exactly a truckload of inventory. Now if you’re looking for a spring pea coat, this is your month. But I’m thinking you have your own ways of acquiring a new pea coat.

Now don’t worry about me being cold (I knew you would worry) because I finally found another winter coat at Macy’s on sale for $79.ย  Pretty inexpensive, right? I mean, if you don’t count all the money I spent on my first winter coat.

Listen, I’m going to forgive you. Mostly because I don’t know how to track your arse down and force you return my beloved Juicy coat. Forgiveness seems the obvious second choice. So enjoy it. And please stop stealing. Because it just ain’t cool. And if you’re going to wear Juicy, you’ve got to work on being cool.


The Girl Who Now Has To Carry Her Coat When She Goes To Museums With Her Kids

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45 Responses to to the mean chick who stole my juicy coat

  • CaliKim says:

    That is SO crazy!! And ballsy I must say. I mean, she checked your pockets and made sure she left your keys?? That’s the weirdest part of the story. If you are gonna take the coat, take the car too!! You have such a bizarre life. I don’t think the thieves in my neck of the woods would have been so kind to leave me the keys. I think I’d be callin’ a taxi. Then again, my phone probably would have been in the pocket of my jacket too!!!

  • kristen says:

    oh, i’m sorry! i’ve always wondered about that, wondered if i was just paranoid to wear a less than fave coat to public places where i know i need to leave my coat…that sucks. bad karma on the thief, but i’m glad she left your keys.

  • francine Kasen says:

    up until you told me about the keys, I really was thinking…”It’s an innocent mistake, and in no time the museum will call you with the returned coat….” Still naive at my age! I should be ashamed of myself!

  • mackbeth says:

    Unbelievable. I was with Francine thinking it was a mistake. This chick actually went to a museum looking for a new fashionable coat? Weird and just wrong! I did find a great last season bargain at Macy’s recently because it has been so unseasonably cold in Denver I needed to beef up my coat!

  • Svroom says:

    She probably left your keys because she didn’t want to risk being accused of grand theft larceny. I am sure there is a similiar big word for coat thefts. So sorry

  • christy says:

    Seriously? From a children’s museum? What did she tell the kids she came with? Oh, look, mommy scored a new coat?! UGH! Karma will kick her butt in return, I’m sure.

  • Lisa says:

    That sucks! But glad you found a deal on one.

    We went to The Please Touch Museum this past weekend and I kept mine piled up on my stroller b/c the “coat rack” looked scary. But mine probably would not have been stolen b/c it is only a crappy maternity coat from Motherhood and I am not even pregnant.

  • Betsy says:

    That is why I carry the bitty backpack instead of a purse. The stuff is safe and both hadns are still free. If it is too cold to brave the walk from the parking lot to the car without coats, I pay the locker fee. Note to self, find quarters, we are going to the Denver Children’s museum tomorrow. Better safe.

  • mexmom says:

    And I thought I was the only crazy mom to carry my coat at children’s museums because I was afraid of the coat rack at the entrance… ha now I know I was right

  • jean says:

    That really sucks! I remember moving to a new apartment in college and leaving my car door unlocked while I went to check out the apartment leaving my stuff in the car. The thief took my 3 most beloved possessions~my favorite denim skirt, my favorite Italian boots that I wore everywhere and my first art purchase~a pastel drawing by a local art student. Went right for those three things…I must say she had good taste. I guess it means not to be too attached to material things. And, by the way, there are thieves everywhere~even in Connecticut.

  • SoccerMom says:

    It’s good to know I’m not the only one out there that is a freak about ppl stealing my stuff. One time at a soccer tournament my son took his $42 dollar ball with him to warm up with before the game, and during check in time some kid stole the ball. WTF! Starting young in the life of crime I suppose.

  • Karin in MPLS says:

    Stealing is wrong, no doubt about it. But when I’ve been burned, I prefer to create an imaginative persona for the thief, i.e. the person who stole your coat was desperate, without a job, without a real home, and perhaps she wears a horrible nasty coat but she stole yours for her daughter (also without a coat), a good-hearted and smart young woman who strives for all A’s despite her tough neighborhood and upbringing and who has no idea how her mom got that coat. For me, imagining someone in tough straits helps.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Come on Kelcey, you’re a NEW YORKER…You don’t hang your coat in a public closet (no ‘hat check girl) with car keys in the pocket. You leave your coat in your car trunk, take the keys with you in your purse/pockets and run inside quick so you’re not too cold. Leave NOTHING around for people to steal….they WILL.

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    And here I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt and say maybe she took yours thinking it was hers. But, ummm, dumping the keys on the floor? Pretty much seals the deal that she stole your coat. Jerk!!

  • Oh that sucks. I had my iPhone stolen out of my purse in the special Otter kids art room at the Aquarium, I had turned around to help my kids with their sea otter bookmarks. There were only parents and kids in the little room, too.

  • Aimee says:

    HORRIBLE. I love that place. Infact this weekend we are off to the aquarium in Norwalk and guess what… I will not let my coat out of sight! Hope mean girl doesn’t travel from venue to venue.

  • Aimee says:

    by the way…you didn’t happen to stop at Target while in CT did you? Oddest thing happened–MLK day I was in Target and this women looked at me as if we knew eachother and she looked JUST like you. I was like…that can’t be Kelcey she lives in NY why would she be in CT? HA!

  • Mary says:

    People are mean and crazy! I was actually thinking the other day about this fantastic dress I had that was stolen from the gym locker room. I hung it up, worked out, came back and it was gone. Also in CT!

  • Karen says:

    So sorry! I had almost all of my clothing stolen out of the back of my car in the middle of a move 10 years ago. They passed up the electronics, and helped themselves to my wardrobe. (BTW, the NYPD, not so sympathetic when it comes to stolen clothing.)

  • Brittany says:

    The band Metro Station says that they’ll swim the ocean for you. Maybe they can help you find your jacket. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Karen Bland says:

    I hope the girl realized that you (and your juicy) were recently exposed to mercury. Too bad for her! That be….otch….!

  • Meg says:

    Just awful!

    My dad once had a Burberry coat stolen from the coat rack at church.

    Just goes to show you, mean people go to all the same places we go!

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