When Her Bonus Envelope Disappears at a Dinner, Woman Confronts Suspicious Restaurant Staff, Demanding to See the Security Footage

A woman recently asked a restaurant to see their surveillance footage after an envelope of hers containing money went missing, and they seemed deliberately unhelpful. Here’s what she had to say.

The Woman Got a Bonus

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The law firm employee said, “I went to an annual dinner party with my work where we all receive our yearly bonuses in the form of cash. We had dinner, chatted, and then, towards the end of the night, our boss passed around envelopes containing our cash bonuses.” 

She Left Her Purse On The Table

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The woman placed her envelope on the table next to her purse. Before they left she told her boyfriend that she needed to use the restroom downstairs. When she got back he was waiting outside the door with her purse. They bid farewell to everyone and departed together.

He Hadn’t Picked Up The Envelope

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As the woman was halfway home, she realized that she had her purse with her but had forgotten the envelope. Curious, she asked her boyfriend if he had picked it up, only to find out that he hadn’t. Surprisingly, this oversight didn’t bother the woman much, as she had also forgotten about it.

She Called The Restaurant

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The woman called the restaurant that night but did not get an answer as they were already closed, so she planned to call them the next day.

The woman continued, “I called in the morning, and it went straight to voicemail. So I left a message: ‘Hi, this is so-and-so from the dinner party from last night. I think I left something there, so if you could give me a callback, that would be great.’”

The Restaurant Rang Back

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Several hours later, the restaurant called her back. The woman described the size of the envelope and its color, as it was red and particularly noticeable.

She told them where she had been sitting and where she’d left it. Asking if they had seen it, they replied that they had not and swiftly hung up on the woman.

The phone call made the woman uneasy. She wondered why they would hang up so soon. It was not only rude but also suspicious.

She Went To The Restaurant

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During a recent lunch break, the woman went to the restaurant, explaining her situation and how uncomfortable the phone call had made her.

She asked why they hung up on her, which they denied doing. The woman brushed over this, as it was not worth arguing over.

She Asked To See The CCTV Footage

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The woman said, “So I asked if there was a way I could watch the surveillance footage just to see what happened to the envelope or if the waitress accidentally threw it away. I worked in a law firm for several years, so I understand they are not obligated to show me; I just thought I would ask because this was not just $5it was a decent amount.”

They Were Dismissive

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In response, the restaurant workers snickered and told her the footage was not for her to watch before asking her to leave, saying they were not interested in “being accused of something they didn’t do.”

Her Boss Got Involved

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“I left and immediately called my boss to tell him the situation,” she said. “He called down to the restaurant, and several hours later, my envelope was found, and I got my money back.”

Upon returning for the envelope, the woman was told that the restaurant’s employees had to “dumpster dive” to find it, which she felt was an attempt to guilt trip her.

Was She Fair To Be Suspicious?

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The woman is now wondering whether she was wrong to doubt the honesty of the restaurant staff and whether perhaps their suspicious behavior was “all in her head.”

Feeling unsure, she sought advice, asking if she was being unfair by suspecting foul play and requesting to see the security footage.

People Responded

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One person commented, “You had every right to be suspicious by the way they were acting.”

Another asked, “Unless you outright said, ‘I want to see CCTV so I can see if you took the envelope or not,’ then why would they assume you’re implying that you think they stole it?”

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