I’d be upset if that happened to me. That’s not cool! I’m also on your side when it comes to “things” and “stuff.” No matter how nice they are they are all inanimate objects and not important in the big picture. People: family and friends, that’s what it’s all about. I’ve also found that money spent on an experience (a trip, etc.) that creates a great memory brings me much more happiness than any material possession. I like hats, but I wouldn’t trade a friendship for any of them. I hope you have better experiences here in the future.