Jamie is a kleptomaniac, albeit a very selective one. She won’t steal just anything. Only small, inexpensive teaspoons.
There are, I’m sure, dozens of hotels and restaurants around the world wondering why they are one teaspoon short of a full set. Come to our house, open almost any kitchen drawer, and you’ll find it overflowing with foreign teaspoons. Our luggage is always considerably heavier at the end of a trip than it was at the beginning.
John and Margaret had heard this sordid side of my wife’s history, so they showed great wisdom when they purchased a birthday present for her. She ripped open the wrapping and found a souvenir South Australia teaspoon inside.
Good thinking, guys. A brilliant self-defense strategy if I’ve ever heard one.
Nevertheless, if I were you I’d count your silverware. I swear I heard something clinking in her pocket as we walked home.