I had an astro-boy wallet. A plastic wallet with a big astro-boy face. It certainly didn't look expensive, but it had been given to me and I liked it and used it.
I was emptying out my handbag onto my desk looking for something and I took the wallet out and put it on the desk. A co-worker who was passing picked it up, opened it and started taking out the bit of cash and the debit card that were in it. I asked her what she was doing and we had the following conversation:
her: Oh my son loves Astro-boy, he'll love this.
that's my wallet
her: That's OK. I've never seen one like this before. I'll give it to him for his birthday, it looks nearly new.
-Reaches out to take it from her. - It's mine.
her:- Moving it out of my reach. - I'll get you something else to keep your stuff in, he really loves Astro Boy.
me: NO! Are you crazy? Give me my wallet.
her: What's the big deal, it's just plastic. Aren't you a bit old for things like this. My son's fourteen, this is made for someone his age.
me: Give it to me right now or I will report that you stole my wallet.
her: I've taken all your stuff out, I'm not stealing anything from you. Look, here's $10, you can buy something else to use.
me: snatches wallet out of her hand.
her: You are just selfish My son would love that and I don't know where I can get one like it. It's a comic book character, it's for kids, honestly I've never seen anything so pathetic as you hanging onto your plastic comic book wallet. Why don't you grow up?
She then went around and told everybody how pathetic I was with my cheap plastic wallet (which I carried in my expensive leather handbag) but luckily she avoided me from then on.