Welcome to Shit People Steal, a feature in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen.
For our first installment of Shit People Steal, we have a story from a tipster whose friends used to get all of their tampons while watching Saints games at the popular uptown bar, Monkey Hill. Monkey Hill, it's worth mentioning, is a nice bar, not a dive, the kind of place with comfy couches and a good selection of specialty cocktails and a dark but comfortable design scheme. With a whole buncha TVs, it's also a good spot to watch a Saints game.
But apparently, among at least this group of women, Monkey Hill isn't memorable just for its plush couches and chairs, expert bartenders, drink specials and free food during games, but also for the basket of, ahem, feminine products in the bathroom:
There are plenty of things to love about Monkey Hill on Sundays: unlimited free food, mimosa, beer and bloody mary specials, comfy chairs if you should find yourself in need of a Sunday Funday disco nap at half time and, of course, the free tampons in the women's restroom. All of my girlfriends (and I) have stocked their purses with handfuls of the free candy and tampons in the women's restroom there. Yes, we love the drinks, the atmosphere, the couches and the crowd, but the tampons always seem to be the thing that comes up in conversation when anyone mentions Monkey Hill.She added that they haven't raided the bathroom there lately (presumably they can now afford to buy their own?) and that "sober or drunk I took them."
Monkey Hill's response?
They're just they're for the taking, anyone can grab them. So it's not really stealing, some people are just greedy and take more than they should.
If you have a good story about people stealing things, e-mail us. Of course, if you're the one doing the stealing, we'll keep it anonymous.