Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The story of the Infamous "Dime Stealer"

So, on Monday when Austin had off school, He, Mum and I went to McDonald's for breakfast.
I THINK they are getting used to being on Camera all the time, and have become much better sports about it. While we were there I spotted the Infamous "Dime Stealer". That is him in the red shirt sitting at the table with the 70's porn star mustache.
So, What is the story? It happened at church when I was like 12 and my sister was 10. We always went to church on Saturday night with Mum. The Rosary Society always prayed the Rosary before mass and we ALWAYS got there early enough to take part. We kneeled in the pews and said the prayers until the mass began. This one time the "Dime Stealer" was already there, though he was just sitting and not praying, in the row in front of us. An older woman came in and sat down by the "Dime Stealer". She got her Rosary out of her purse and in the process spilled her entire change "Clutch Purse". The change rolled everywhere and everyone around, save the "Dime Stealer", helped her pick it up. Once we were back to praying my sister and I noticed a dime on the floor in the pew in front of us. We did not want to interrupt the woman's prayers over a dime, and decided to say something in the short intermission before mass began once the Rosary was ended. HOWEVER during that time the "Dime Stealer" noticed the dime, and when the woman turned to welcome a friend into her pew he reached over and grabbed it, and stuffed it in his pocket. My sister and I were so shocked that someone would do that in church that we did not say anything, COULD not say anything. But from then on he became "The Dime Stealer". I have forgotten his real name, if I ever knew it, and would not post it here in any case. Just one of those little stories from my childhood that my sister and I share. I could not believe it when I saw him Still Working At McDonalds after all these years. I had actually just asked my sister about him the day before and she said she had not seen him in years.
Weird but cool, thought you all might enjoy!!
Just two more days in PA. As nice as it has been, I must say I have been missing Dutch/Unalaska, and all the friends I have made there.
See you Soon!
CB

23 comments:

seamoon said...

Hey!

I hope you are enjoying Pa, I live 40 north of Pittsburgh. I think we all know a "dime stealer". And I think Mcd's is where they all work

Cape Sarichef Aveda Salon said...

'Dime stealer' what else does he steal!! CB I will miss you tonight at the meeting, it should be a fun one since the Mayor and City Manager are out of town, and my favorite council members will be acting out! It's all good! Hope the rest of your trip is awesome! See you in 3 WHOLE DAYS!!

Reading said...

LOL - we have the crazy man who drops by our church on Sunday mornings during Mass to steal donuts from the Parish Hall.....

Margrita said...

CB Sounds like the cookie thief at our local library, this lady takes a bag out of her purse and puts the entire plate of cookies inside as she leaves. I think her children work at our local Hardees LOL. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

mamawas said...

stealing from church..that has to come back to haunt you at some point in life. Poor choice
Happy DC tonight
Donna

outlaw said...

We have a lady at my school who comes in the early morning and steals all the TP out of one of the bathrooms. She has done it for years.

Kim said...

Wow thats bad. lol. Pretty pathetic that he is still working there!

Carlisleboy said...

Yeah, I think it is called Karma Kim!!
Busy day for me today, not sure if I will have a chance to post.
Check back in later tonight.
CB

cookie dough said...

Hey CB! CG called last night and she's pair you and I up for pouring champagne at the wine tasting!! Do we need to coordinate?

OK I watch THAT show last night... am I jaded (a bit) or was the special about the OP guys better?? The 2 capt get-togethers appeared soo contrived! 'jus sayin...not being mean. I really wanted to see the Kodiak boat, I guess that's just for opies?

Carlisleboy said...

I got some Great new Green Shirts so we can be Twinsees!!!

Carlisleboy said...

cookie dough said...
April 15, 2009 6:11 AM
And what are you doing up that early?

cookie dough said...

It's the only time I can watch Battlestar Galactica without being mocked!
But it's so intense that I have keep backing it up when I get sidetracked commenting on blogs LOL LOL

YAY! Twinsees...how fun! Now I'll just have to sneak a gimlet or 2...not a fan of wine!

Sue said...

I can't believe you kept the secret of Phil not fishing King Crab season! OY, I almost cried for him last night!

Glad that you are having fun on your vacation!

Carlisleboy said...

Sorry ABout that everyone. I was sworn to silence over quite a few things this season. Just wait till opie season!!!

Carlisleboy said...

Ok, For BSG that is acceptable. I got several new Polo's two of them in green. One is almost the exact color of your blog page.....and 70%silk!!

Corey said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your vaca in PA. Thanks for sharing everything with us! As I watched DC last night I found myself thinking about you and everyone up there that I follow on these blogs, I think it made the show even better for me! Do we get to see you on any footage this year? I personally think we should! I was wondering if Dan is ok? I was following his blogs and was wondering how his hiking was going but then I noticed his blog is gone when you click on it. Any news there?

cookie dough said...

I think I can find a top the same color as my blog in my closet!!

When the last season of BSG is released on DVD I'm going to start over and watch the entire series again all in order.
I love Jamie Bamber...I remember him from Horatio Hornblower (stupid name good show LOL)

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

CB, yes -- it's ALL about karma, eh?

BZ

cher in Cal said...

Hey, I have Horatio Hornblower on DVD, love it! Wow, a lot of folks were not pleased with the Deadliest opener last night (according to the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Crew site). I already knew that Phil was not on the boat for red crab, but it was still sad just the same. I need to watch it again, too many interruptions with kids, homework and dishes etc... I did like what I did see and looking forward to next week. CB, how much weight did you gain on vacation? I think I gained at least 5 pounds just reading your blog! Hee hee... Cher

cookie dough said...

I fell asleep...BUT I was trying to watch the one at 11pm! That's late for me!!

Carlisleboy said...

Hi Seamoon!!! If I ever fly out of Pittsburgh I'll be sure o let you know!!

Anonymous said...

hi did you like your trip home

Anonymous said...

hi did you get my ? yesterday see ya