I went to a local thrift store to find some boots and pants to alter for Professor's play costume. He's playing a workhouse child in our homeschool group's production of "Oliver Twist".
We got to the store, piled out of the van, and started down the sidewalk. There were two women setting a dresser on the sidewalk, with their car trunk open. They were alternately laughing and groaning, and looking like they didn't know what to do. I thought they were having problems getting the dresser into the car. It was a smaller, girly-looking dresser, white with some flower outlines painted on it.
I asked them if everything was ok, and they said "We're trying to get this coffeepot out of the drawer. It's stuck, and somebody peed in it." At first I wasn't sure I heard right, and took a step forward to look. They were right. "WHAT?" I exclaimed. "That's DISGUSTING!!!" They responded, "We bought it yesterday and it didn't have anything in it. Then we pick it up today and it has a coffeepot with pee in it."
I wasn't about to help them get it out of the drawer. I'm a nice person, but I have my limits. I wished them luck and went into the store. As I was getting Princess situated in the cart and the boys' coats thrown in there, one of the ladies brought the freed coffeepot inside the store and told the employees at the counter. Then she left. When everyone was coatless and happy, we turned the cart around to start shopping. There, right in full view like a decorative vase was the pot sitting there at the end of the counter for all to see. I almost gagged at the horrific sight. The employee behind the counter was looking at it and waving her hands around saying, "I'm not touching it, I can't touch that!" I looked at her and told her that "They said that nothing was in there when they bought it last night, but when they came to pick it up today it was there." She looked surprised, and I can't imagine what the people walking up to the counter thought when they saw it!
I have to wonder about the guy who did it. Of course it would be a guy, a woman wouldn't have the mechanics to do that, unless she brought in a jar. The furniture area and the housewares are in the same area. How hard is it to run to the other end of the store when the urge hits, and use the bathroom? If the men's room were occupied, I think any woman would excuse him for dashing into the women's restroom. Does this guy make a habit of leaving offerings in furniture? I'd hate to see his house. His toilet is probably sparkling because he never uses it.
We took our time around the store, and thankfully, the coffee pot was gone when it was time for us to leave. It continually shocks me how disgusting people can be! I just never thought I would ever see something like that, ever! Hopefully I don't have to ever again. Those poor employees.