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Aragarthiel
04-13-2015, 02:05 AM
Hubs and I went out to a steakhouse last night. I don't like steak but he loves it, and I'd gotten him a gift card, so I got to tag along. On our way there, he told me that it was "tradition" to take a knife home with you when you ate at a nice steakhouse, since they have nice steak knives. I showed my disapproval, and thought that was that.

Until this evening when I did the few dishes sitting on the counter and discovered a knife I had never seen before sitting in a pot that had been soaking overnight. :eek:

mjr
04-13-2015, 12:56 PM
Hubs and I went out to a steakhouse last night. I don't like steak but he loves it, and I'd gotten him a gift card, so I got to tag along. On our way there, he told me that it was "tradition" to take a knife home with you when you ate at a nice steakhouse, since they have nice steak knives. I showed my disapproval, and thought that was that.

Until this evening when I did the few dishes sitting on the counter and discovered a knife I had never seen before sitting in a pot that had been soaking overnight. :eek:

Basically, your husband stole a steak knife. I've never heard of this "tradition" (and I'm confident I'm not alone), and I've eaten at a few nice steak houses (including Ruth's Chris).

I've never taken home a steak knife from any steak house where I've eaten.

One thing you could do is refuse to wash the knife if he uses it. Steak knives (and most knives, really) should be hand-washed. If he wants to steal one, HE can wash it.

Victory Sabre
04-13-2015, 02:16 PM
I have never heard of that either. Don't ever bring him to a steak house again.

taxguykarl
04-13-2015, 03:48 PM
First time I heard any such thing. Flatware, especially steak knives, is not cheap--your DH stole it. I hope you didn't put it in your purse as in most states that's called carrying a concealed weapon.:eek:

Aragarthiel
04-13-2015, 04:39 PM
No, I'm not sure how he got it out past me (his pockets weren't that deep), but he told me his dad has done it, his brothers have done it, so it's a tradition. I can't get him to take it back until next week (bit of a lengthy drive), so until then, it's in my possession. I washed it and put it away so when he takes it back, it'll still be in presentable condition.

Argus
04-13-2015, 04:55 PM
but he told me his dad has done it, his brothers have done it, so it's a tradition.

So, his family has a "tradition" of theft?

Bright_Star
04-13-2015, 06:29 PM
That's not a tradition. It's stealing. He oughta know better. :(

KuariKaydrith
04-13-2015, 06:31 PM
Shitty tradition, if you ask me. Sadly, I have heard of this before - I used to date a jerk who thought this sort of behaviour was acceptable. Key words there are 'used to'. I caught him doing this at a steak house once, dumped his ass in the parking lot after, and called a taxi home.

wolfie
04-13-2015, 07:30 PM
I used to date a jerk who thought this sort of behaviour was acceptable. Key words there are 'used to'. I caught him doing this at a steak house once, dumped his ass in the parking lot after, and called a taxi home.

Too bad you weren't the one driving, so HE had to take a cab. Would have been even better if it had been a small town on a statutory holiday, when the cabs added a "holiday callout" fee to the meter.:devil:

Many years back I helped a friend move, and among their glassware there was one from a bar called "Bettyjoe's" - friend's wife (Betty Joe Lastname) had stolen it.

Aragarthiel
04-15-2015, 04:38 AM
Okay, so, a couple of updates. First: we stopped by my in-laws' house today and I asked my mother-in-law about this "tradition." She doesn't like it either but she can't stop my father-in-law, he's a stubborn old truck driver who probably never gets to visit the same steakhouse twice. Hubs' brothers never really got into it, they'd rather just ask if they could buy something they saw and liked.

Second: Hubs went by the steakhouse today to drop the knife back off. Apparently, they lose their knives to customers all the time, but they sell them to anyone who asks. The manager appreciated him bringing it back so he let Hubs buy it, which was good for me because it meant that he brought home proof that he actually went and tried to return the knife.

I'm still mad at Hubs, but at the same time, I appreciate the cool manager who let him buy the knife that he'd stolen. I know not all managers would be that calm about it, and Hubs knows now that he lost his nice restaurant privileges for a year or two.

BearLeeBadenaugh
04-15-2015, 03:36 PM
Maybe I'm a bit of a blade snob, but I haven't been to a steakhouse that uses what I would call a "good" knife. I wouldn't want to keep their shoddy piece of serrated crap. Just once I'd like to go to a restaurant where they give me a real blade. Serrations belong on bread knives, dangit.

wolfie
04-15-2015, 04:58 PM
Apparently, they lose their knives to customers all the time, but they sell them to anyone who asks.

Smart move - they realize customers will want a souveiner steak knife, so they take the situation and turn it from a loss into a profit.

Maybe I'm a bit of a blade snob, but I haven't been to a steakhouse that uses what I would call a "good" knife. I wouldn't want to keep their shoddy piece of serrated crap.

On another forum (now closed), I read about someone who worked in a knife shop, and as a joke had some friends come in and ask the boss about a Henkel knife serrator. As a blade snob, I'm sure you realize why this does not exist.:D

kibbles
04-16-2015, 10:52 PM
I know not all managers would be that calm about it, and Hubs knows now that he lost his nice restaurant privileges for a year or two.

He was banned from the restaurant??

dbuzman
04-16-2015, 11:20 PM
He was banned from the restaurant??

I think Aragarthiel means she banned him from nice restaurants.

Aragarthiel
04-17-2015, 02:55 AM
I think Aragarthiel means she banned him from nice restaurants.

Exactly. I saved up so he could go, and he stole something. So he lost his privileges.

kibbles
04-17-2015, 08:19 PM
I think Aragarthiel means she banned him from nice restaurants.

Ohhh..LOLOL!! I found it odd that the steak place let him buy the knife and banned him..my bad..heheh

mathnerd
04-17-2015, 08:26 PM
Many years back I helped a friend move, and among their glassware there was one from a bar called "Bettyjoe's" - friend's wife (Betty Joe Lastname) had stolen it.


It's possible they didn't actually steal it. When I lived in Miami there was a bar I frequented for years and years. Every once in a while they'd have glassware that had various logos and such given to them by various distributors. They'd use them, but if a regular customer asked, they'd freely give them to us. It's possible that Betty Jo asked and was given the glass by somebody at the bar.

raudf
04-17-2015, 08:29 PM
My grandparents were of this mindset and so was my mom, until my sister and I got fed up and started cleaning out our purses before leaving the place. I stopped carrying a purse, in fact. They'd slip the stuff into our purses (not their own, damn them) while we were in the bathroom. I made a show of cleaning out ONCE, explaining LOUDLY that I didn't appreciate being made a pack horse for their petty and stupid crimes. After that my purse vanished and so did this, "tradition."

A local theater dinner place sells glasses for this reason and use regular unmarked glasses to serve drinks. When they had their logo on the serving glasses, they'd vanish. The amount of vanishing glasses dropped when they went with unmarked serving glasses and started selling the marked ones! (You could also pay more to have the drink served in the logo glass, which you got to keep.)

wolfie
04-18-2015, 06:46 AM
It's possible they didn't actually steal it.

Considering the fact that when I was helping them pack the glassware for the move, and we got to that one, Betty Joe commented that she'd taken it as a souvenir, I'd consider that possibility to be vanishingly small.

Slightly O/T, but I wonder if before the Empire State Building regained the title of "tallest building in New York City" some jurisdiction had issued a license plate with the number "WTC 911" (or reversed if it were a jurisdiction that put the digits before the letters). Naturally, after a certain event, such a plate would have been recalled by the issuing authority - but would it have been "souveneired" before the holder received the recall letter telling them to turn it in? Also, would the holder have "souveneired" it before anyone else had a chance to do so?

Greenhall
04-18-2015, 11:48 PM
My fathers souvenir of choice is a cloth napkin. I believe his current spouse has either issued dire enough threats, or simply disposes of them now. I'm not completely sure if the theft or the mismatched colors (even within white it happens), sizes etc is the reason for the edict.