Bastards

Someone broke into our car tonight. Smashed the window in the passenger seat. Nothing’s missing, not even the radio, but the glove compartment was open and stuff was taken out. My theory is they noticed the holder for the GPS and were hoping that the GPS was in there. But it wasn’t, and now the poor bastard is left still in need of whatever drug he or she is on, and I’m left with a car that needs to go back to the repair shop, from which I picked it up just yesterday. Bah.



Note to self: Leave the car with the glove compartment open so drug addicts can see that there’s nothing there, so they can spare both themselves and me the trouble.

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Some businesses leave the cash register open in view when they are closed to hammer home the message to even extra-stupid theives that there is no cash left overnight. Of course, then there's the type who would smash your car just because it's there, and it will irk you because you just can't relate (neither can I) to why they do it. We went down to the children's playground this morning and - unusually - some idiot had actually put time and considerable effort into breaking one of the child swings. These people have no empathy. Even if they had got your GPS and got their fix, then it would be on to the next one anyway.
By Robin Benson on Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 21:07 · Reply
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I remember seeing a beat up old van parked at Sydney Uni one day. It had a sign in the window that said: <i>The door is unlocked - feel free to take a look around, there's nothing to steal.</i> I guess they were fed up with replacing their windows too!
By Mark Aufflick on Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 21:07 · Reply
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By the way, your blog doesn't seem to be cocomment compatible (neither is mine. yet...)
By Mark Aufflick on Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 21:07 · Reply
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I've heard similar stories from people just always leaving their car unlocked. I suspect the criminally inclined people will get in no matter what you do, and the not-criminally-inclinde would walk past an unlocked car as well, because they know they have no business there. Btw, a big fanfare for my mechanic: I call Monday morning, and even though it was still Easter, he found a used window he had lying around and put it in. All in all, it took me an hour and a half, and cost me 500 kr that I could just pay next time I was there. I love my mechanic. My dad had to wait several weeks for his window when it happened to him.
By Lars Pind on Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 21:07 · Reply
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Hooray for good mechanics. My car is curently being towed to my mechanic with a scarily noisy diff so I hope it turns out ok!
By Mark Aufflick on Sat, Apr 15, 06 at 21:07 · Reply
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