Quick question for the audience today… am I being over-protective when I watch over valuables, such as a laptop computer, briefcase or coat, when at a public place like a restaurant or library? I was working at Panera Bread earlier this week and a guy sitting at the table next to me leaves to go get something to eat and just left his laptop, computer bag, jacket and who-knows-what-else just sitting there at his booth. Is he crazy for doing so?
If I was working by myself and needed to go to the bathroom for a quick break, I would pack up all of my things and take it in with me, rather than leave it unguarded. Am I being paranoid?