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Faith in humanity confirmed

28 Jun

Last night I went over to a friend’s house to play fiddles and chat. The weather has turned warm here, but the evening wasn’t all that hot. I rolled the windows half-way down on the car and was going to leave Sabu there (she doesn’t get along with Kerrie’s dog) for the hour or so I expected to stay.

Kerrie insisted that Sabu would be happier in her back yard behind a wood fence. I knew otherwise, but she insisted and so Sabu was exiled behind the fence where she couldn’t see me or anything else.

I took my purse into the house, but not my everyday bag – I left it on the floor of the passenger side front seat.

Yeah. I came out an hour later (after hearing Sabu barking at something) and the bag was gone. The only thing of value was my camera, but no pictures were on it ’cause that’s not how I roll. My planner (no critical personal info in there, just a cell phone number) a lovely little journal that I had been writing all of the Good Stuff in, some odds and ends that I like to have with me, nothing that can’t be replaced.

Also in the bag was my checkbook and 20-odd checks. Do you know how hard it is to deal with a stolen checkbook? I called the bank’s after hours line to see if I could get the checks cancelled, or at least flagged so they couldn’t be used, and was told that the computer was down and they couldn’t help me right now – call back in an hour. I called again this morning, but since the credit union was not yet open, they couldn’t help me. I called a third time and was told that I will have to close my account, open a new account and inform everyone about the change – I pay several bills online and some of those are auto-withdrawals, so you can see where this is going.

Not only do I have to go to the bank on a day when I have no extra time and close out my account (I finally memorized the number, fercryinoutloud!) and blah, blah, blah, just because some tweaker saw an opportunity. I spoke with the police and filed a theft report, but you and I both know that as soon as that asshole saw the bag had no value it went into a dumpster somewhere, it’s contents never to be seen again.

First I’m violated, and then punished. I’m kicking myself for not rolling up the windows and locking the doors like a good paranoid citizen. My car has been broken into three times while living in this town and I’m just grateful they didn’t break the window this time. How sick is that? I can’t go about my daily business and leave anything in my car for fear of it being stolen and/or my windows smashed.

Right, right – it’s my own fault for thinking that a car parked directly in front of a house in a nice neighborhood won’t get jacked for a worthless bunch of sentimental stuff.

People suck. Tweakers should burn in hell. Thieves, too.

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Stuff that Pisses Me Off!

 

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19 responses to “Faith in humanity confirmed

  1. JackieP

    June 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Sorry that had to happen. At least Sabu is ok. And so are you. It’s a hassle, but can be replaced. You and Sabu can’t. Hang in there.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      July 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Exactly! And they didn’t break my window, which happened the last time. It’s all good. It was just stuff and I can replace everything.

       
  2. El Guapo

    June 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Gah.
    No comment, I just can’t really click “like” for this.

     
    • Lee

      June 28, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Ditto on El Guapo.

       
    • Sofia Leo

      July 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      I know, it sucks.

       
  3. goldfish

    June 28, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Booooooooooooo. How could someone do that? jerks.

     
  4. babygrl52

    June 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    ugh. I had this happen to me once too. One of the worst feelings. Tweakers stole my damn Bjork cds. Who the hell listens to Bjork?? (other than me. . . religiously.) They must have been pretty hard up.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      July 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      LOL! Maybe you make their day 🙂

       
  5. twindaddy

    June 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Yeah, it sucks that you have to go through all that shit just cause someone stole you stuff. Banks blow.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      July 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Actually, my credit union is pretty cool. They closed the account and opened a new one with a minimum of hassle. Sure, it took some time, but it was relatively painless in the end. They can also transfer my travel trailer loan over to my account so I can pay online with no early payment penalties, too, so I’ll stay with them for awhile. Small and local is a Good Thing where banks are concerned!

       
      • twindaddy

        July 2, 2013 at 5:29 am

        Well, that’s good. Glad it wasn’t a pain in the ass to take care of things.

         
      • Sofia Leo

        July 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

        Not bad at all, but still irritating to have to deal with all the crap. The planner was a big loss – I had lists in there that I won’t be able to recreate. Grrrr.

         
      • twindaddy

        July 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

        Boo…

         
  6. domingosaurus

    June 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    That really sucks! I’m sorry that happened to you. 😦

     
  7. Bethany

    June 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    one day at a time 😦 I hate the violated feeling of having something stolen from you. Why do people do that? If you stole from them they would get all mad and upset but they steal from you like they are entitled to everything everyone else owns… I am glad you and Sabu are safe.

     
    • Sofia Leo

      July 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Tweakers and thieves are Narcs, too 🙂 I understand their need for a fix, and the desperate measures they will go to, but I can’t be sympathetic…Oh, that’s another post for another day. Tweakers are one set of people I have an irrational hatred for that I just can’t get over.

       
  8. behindthemaskofabuse

    June 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    that just sucks!!

     
  9. Jenny

    July 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Did you get the checks canceled?

     
    • Sofia Leo

      July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I did, and there were no extra charges on my account, so it looks like I didn’t lose any money over this incident, just some personal stuff that I can replace. I lock my car religiously now, though.

       

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