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Bad news, good news... [Aug. 31st, 2009|08:54 pm]
[mood |draineddrained]
[music |purring]

As some of you may have heard, Friday was a day of some suckage.

Went to bed Thursday with two cars in the driveway.   Woke up with one.

Yup.  Someone stole our car.

I try to be a good kind-of-a-Buddhist, and not be too attached to things, but, y'know, this is a big thing.  Filled with a lot of other things.

several folx asked if our insurance was moose enough to cover theft.  BWAHAAHAno. We have the kind insurance that keeps one from being arrested.

A bunch of you visualized the car coming back safe and sound.  And, well ...

Apparently it was the 24-hour kind of stolen.

Got a call from St. Louis Metro Police at 1:22 Saturday morning.  Did we lend it it to some Keith guy before reporting it stolen?  No?  'Kay.  Keith go byebye now.  Wanna come to O'Fallon Park right now to pick up car?  As opposed to towing/impoundment?  Sure!

Some minor but annoying things now missing, a dozenish big ol' beer cans removed from the passenger compartment, a hearty Febrezing and airing-out, and a complete decluttering/inventory later, things are back to the usual dull roar.  Oh, and a certain minor bruising to my trust in my fellow man.

[User Picture]From: ohari
2009-09-01 03:11 am (UTC)
byebye Keith.
Welcome home, car.
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[User Picture]From: morgaath
2009-09-01 04:51 am (UTC)
I like that it is home and only has stories to tell it's friends that are along the lines of "Did I tell you about the night I went partying with a complete stranger?". We've all had night like that.

I also like that the police called and asked about Keith and the impound yard before rather then after.
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[User Picture]From: the_ungoth
2009-09-01 12:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, very happy to hear that you got the vehicle back. Attachment to property is one thing, but a violation of personal rights is entirely different. Keep your faith in humanity, we're still an okay species.
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[User Picture]From: teensy80
2009-09-01 04:28 pm (UTC)
at least you got it back thats the main thing.
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[User Picture]From: fleabear
2009-09-01 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah for getting the car!
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[User Picture]From: moon_ferret
2009-09-01 09:08 pm (UTC)
My brother, after a year of Bad Things continuing to happen to him, got his car stolen on the day he moved out of the Hated Apartment.

Sadly, the call came that it had been out partying in Illinois and had, as cars sometimes do, had a little too much to drink and ended up over a curb and into a lightpole.

Oh, and they cleaned his car out for him. Literally nothing left in it.

I am SO SO happy that Keith was not as enthusiastic with your car.
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[User Picture]From: davidkevin
2009-09-03 03:40 pm (UTC)

To paraphrase Hollyfeld from Real Genius, I'm both sad and happy for you -- sad it was taken and damaged, but happy it was recovered.

I've had The Club recommended to me, although I've not had opportunity to try it myself. It isn't perfect, but its value as a deterrent through increasing the time and difficulty it would take to steal a car does seem to be real.

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