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By Anonymous / Wednesday 28 August 2013 18:50 / United States
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By  Rddvl

YDI, although it was a good gesture, you shouldn't mess with stuff at other people's houses especially if it's a client's.

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#19: My name isn't Meg; it's Welshite. So you'd be completely okay if I pranced through your house and adjusted everything as I pleased? Of course you wouldn't. The problem with people like you is that you try to justify your actions by ridiculing proper procedure and downplaying the consequences of said actions.

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I don't know who to agree with, on one hand OP shouldn't touching other people's shit, but on the other he was just trying to do something nice. It'd be like if I left a grape soda stain in the carpet because one of my friends made it, and passed away. Shit like that is a nice reminder, a little memento really. If someone cleaned it, without knowing the back story, it doesn't make them an asshole. They were just trying to do something nice. It's all about the memories that made those mementos sp

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When you hold the door open for someone, it isn't with the assumption that if you don't, they'll flip out or break down crying. You be polite to be polite, and to not be an asshole. So whether or not someone would mind you touching all their stuff, you don't. Basic courtesy.

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19- Either that, or "Hey, your calendar's off. Just thought you should know." It's common courtesy not to touch people's shit.

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I was trying to figure out whose side I was on (I was favoring Welshite's argument), but CallMeMcFeelii perfectly summed up my opinion. While OP shouldn't have been messing with the owner's things, it was done with good intentions in mind. If there was an option between FYL and YDI, that's where I would be.

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all of y'all are acting like OP was just over at a friends house. they were working there, maybe part of their job is to check clock, calendars, or other things and properly set them?

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even though I agree 90%, I still believe it could help the family. moving on from something like that is very unhealthy. go ahead and tell me I'm wrong, but that's how I moved on from my dads and grandmas death is by not holding on to their stuff out in the open.

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I agree with the other two who have pointed out that it may actually be something that would normally be part of op's job. I have two private cleaning jobs and might adjust a calendar if it just looked forgotten and not like an heirloom or something.

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Wow! How so many people change their tunes. Off direct topic-- I remember there was a past FML about an OP that put up his neighbour's Christmas lights without his permission, only to find out that he had died. When I expressed how wrong it was to do without checking with him prior, I was bashed and down voted to hell because the OP was just "trying to be nice." This was exactly my point. You don't touch/do things without checking first. :P

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It's true that the OP couldn't have known the calendar's connection to the client's mother. But does the reason matter? Don't touch people's things, period. I currently have my calendar's picture from April on my wall, because I think it's a cute picture. So I'd be pretty annoyed if some stranger ripped if off to "fix" the date. :(

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what kind of dumbass job is that? who the hell needs to hire someone to adjust their clocks and calendars for them. that is one of the stupidest things I've ever read.

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#114- No, I am not "fucking stupid." Touching someone else's possessions/belongings without their permission is an infringement of their rights. You don't understand this? Are you "fucking stupid?" My comment was not a direct response to yours, clearly as I stated "some people"...I did not single you out. Are you "fucking stupid?" I find it interesting that you personalized my comment though. If you did not think my comment was an appropriate antithesis or

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Okay, 160, let me break down my answer into a few points.1.) a. We don't know that OP touched it "without permission". For all we know they could be a house cleaner, whose job it is to tidy and fix things around the house. Using context clues (i.e. "working", "client", "house"), that is the conclusion I came to. If this is (and it is most likely) the case, then if anything it's the home-owner's fault for not giving OP any prior knowledge of the treasured i

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I'm sorry but to all of you making this argument, Would you really not mention to the House Cleaner that while everything else is fair game this one, ONE little calender needs to be left alone for your daughter's sake? There would be no way that Dad (or whoever takes care of the girl) didn't know why that one calender was several months off. My grandmother did the same thing with her small fridge calender when my grandfather passed but you know what she said to everyone who went near the th

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I am an SPTA (student Physical Therapist Assistant), and one of the first things we were told about home health visits is never touch anything without asking. We were told a story of someone who had shut a bathroom tap off because it was dripping. Turns out the patient could not use that tap for a week because she had weak hands and could not turn it on, which is why it was left loose and dripping. So, op should have asked, though it WAS a nice gesture.

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@misunderstood94 Yes, all of us noticed that phrasing, hence all those wacky comments about the OP maybe being a house cleaner and that being their job.

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Yeah op never touch things you are not asked to . That's customer service 101 stuff

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OP shouldn't be touching other people's stuff. Remember that ash tray you put your cigarette out in? That was grandpa. Nothing that dramatic, but still.

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Well, honestly, OP deserved it. although they may not known, OP should have just left it. Whether the calendar is like that because they just like it like that or whatever, you don't mess with it.

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You don't touch people's things. You just don't do that shit. The only way he could have not known THAT is if he had no regard for the other person and only cared about imposing his ideas on her. .....oh, wait...

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How would you feel if someone did this to you? I know I would be just as devastated. OP had NO right touching the owners things. That's wrong in itself.

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Except for randomly asking extremely bizarre questions to people. Seems like a strange thing to do but it is how I get most of my information. P.S. If you ever need to know the location of the only three crack houses in Alaska, they would be the ones covered in snow; you can't miss it.

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By  Rddvl

YDI, although it was a good gesture, you shouldn't mess with stuff at other people's houses especially if it's a client's.

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I have OCD and would probably have a panic/anxiety attack if someone moved something of mine like that. It may have been done with the best of intentions, but it still shouldn't have been done.

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I hate all these comments. I get it, OP probably shouldn't of touched her things. Seriously though, OP was trying to do a nice thing. I understand it's hard for people to lose someone but they shouldn't of started sobbing over that. Honestly, OP didn't deserve it. I'm awaiting the downvotes but can you all calm down?

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184, you are insensitive. The daughter was probably really young. Have you ever met a young child whose mother has died? They tend to cry, a lot, and have every right to. Common knowledge any human being should have is DO NOT TOUCH SHIT IN SOMEONE ELSES HOUSE WITHOUT PERMISSION. Regardless of you occupation. If she were a housekeeper, Im am fully positive that the calendar would have been mentioned.

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