When I was 25 (so, 15 years ago) I met some guy at the bar and he offered me a ride home. He was wearing a new ball cap and he was so happy about it because it had cost him $50 and was specially sized (not the adjustable kind). Anyway, I managed to talk him into giving me the hat, because drunk-me thought that was brilliant - he’d HAVE to call me for a date so I could give the hat back. I gave him my number but didn’t get his. I hung the hat on my bed post and waited for this guy to call. He never did. Now, maybe he did - I had a horrible tenant at the time so it’s very possible that I never got the message. I kept that hat for years hoping this dude would phone even just so I could return it to him. He was from out of town and we had no friends in common so I couldn’t track him down even if I wanted to back then. I eventually gave the hat to a later boyfriend. But to this very day I still feel bad about stealing some random stranger’s new hat.
What I need to know is: Do guys really care about that sort of thing?
A guy-friend told me that he probably wrote it off when it happened, but I still feel guilty.