I had such a horrid thing happen to me the other day, it makes me realize just how split we are here with our low crime rates. There was a bunch of lads in the town getting rid of fake £20 notes.
This chap asked me for a pot of glue and paid with a dud £20 note - in my tiny little shop - that's so mean. There is no petty cash or write off - it's money straight out of my pocket. I was a really good girl and handed it into the police with a statement. Loads of shops and cafes were hit - so it's quite a big investigation.
My dear hubby says it was a good thing that I hadn't noticed and tackled them - He can't think I would have been polite or restrained about it - and I would have got myself in more trouble!!!
We are so lucky here - I leave my stock on the street while I pop to the shops - we hardly ever lock the car or the house front door (when we manage the lock the door we forget the French doors!). It is just horrid to have it happen.