the wonderful land of oz
that is hilarious serenity!!
but her asking was the right thing to do. it's curtious - proper manners. and since the lady was selling her jewllery, there was no need for you to ask. she was giving you permission to wear her creations.
but to take something of someone else without permission, be it borrowing their shirt, using their words or ideas, well, it's just theft. plain and simple. and has good cause to annoy the originator.
but i do have a few thoughts on this vulnerability conversation. i can be a very nasty person in some people's eyes. plain and simple. i'm a very opinionated person.
people should learn to take care of themselves. if you're an adult of sound mind, average intellect, [etc] there is no reason why you can't take care of yourself. you've had more than enough time to grow up and get over it.
and if people do take advantage of you, don't go off in the corner crying, do something about it. otherwise it's your own problem. i have no sympathy for those who let everyone walk all over their back.
but a few things i must clarify:
i do draw the line at those who just can't help it. children, the elderly, mentally disabled, etc [i do work with the elderly and mentally ill on a daily basis]. but your average joe, come on.
and that's all that i have to say about that.
what if they gave a war, and nobody came...