We've all been there: Scrambling to get our shit together after a heated night of passion, when clothes have been strewn everywhere, priceless watches flung across the room, and random earrings gone missing. Or, you've been dating that douchebag ex for years, where they've amassed a pile of your stuff over the years, but you later find out that they've already set everything on fire in a fit of rage. We asked people to share their craziest stories about how to claim things back in what's rightfully theirs (or maybe not).
The Jewelry Smuggle
When I broke up with my ex, he demanded everything that he had ever bought me back. We had been together for six years—so you can imagine there was kinda a lot of stuff. So he insisted on taking every bit of jewelry he had ever given me over the years (I have no idea why, though I'm hoping he doesn't wear it) and he also took this giant life-size teddy bear back. I remember that more than anything because he walked out of my house and got on a train carrying a massive teddy bear that was probably twice the size of him.
After a while he even started texting me demanding money for all the holidays we had ever been on—he clearly strongly believed that I owed him something and I guess he got that in the form of a ridiculous teddy bear. Boys are crazy and I believe it takes breaking up with one of them to realize just how crazy they can be.—Ciara
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