Thursday, September 21, 2006

ETC: Bad People

So.

Clearly, I misspoke in my most recent post. When I railed against the bad people who make and/or fix our consumer products badly, what I REALLY should have been complaining about were the bad people who break into our homes and
steal our badly made consumer products. Because yesterday, for the second time in three weeks, our house was broken into in broad daylight.

Was I courting this bizarre coincidence when I made these comments a while back? Perhaps. But I maintain: it's not the loss of minor electronic gadgets that bothers me. What I find I'm (predictably) bothered by is the textbook case of the squicks I've developed surrounding the fact that strangers have seen their way to enter my home violently and walk around as if they have every right to be there.

That, and the giant crap one of them took on my porch. That seemed excessive to me.

And how is this post about books? Well, at least they rarely get stolen. Books: priceless to us, worthless to some poor slob in need of a fix.

9 comments:

Kailana said...

Wow! That's horrible. You are having some rather bad luck of late.

hip_ragdoll said...

Oh goodness. I am so sorry to hear about that -- our house was robbed a few months back and it was an awful experience. We got the most important stuff back (my rings) but the rest is gone. They kindly refrained from dumping anywhere in my house, but the damn fingerprint dust ruined two of my cheap Ikea carpets.

Wait, this isn't about me. I'm so SORRY that you were broken into again. That sucks ass.

Karen said...

Oh. My. God.
HORRIBLE.

Shona said...

Oh, that's awful, I'm sorry. I hope nothing precious got taken.

Rebecca said...

Apparently, the PTB didn't get the message that your week was already harrowing enough. Maybe this time they'll get it. That's awful, and I'm sorry to hear about it :(

eninnej said...

Shit. So sorry to hear about your run of bad luck!

Libby said...

I am *so* sorry about this, Dopp! It really sucks.

(Fwiw, we have an excessive number of minor electronic gadgets that we aren't using -- like a bread maker, a rice cooker, even an ipod. You are totally welcome to them.)

Quillhill said...

Set a trap. Put a fancy new appliance right in the window to be seen, put a trip wire the sets off a snare or something, maybe drops a box of books on their head. Hide behind your bushes and shoot to kill.

landismom said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear about it.