Results 1 to 18 of 18
February 11th, 2005, 12:50 PM #1Why today has really s**ked out loud
Ruth has been taking Noah skiing the last few Fridays. It's been a great experience. It introduced Noah to a new sport that he really enjoys. It gives Ruth a chance to re-connect with something she used to do a lot before we got married, in addition to giving her a break from the daily grind.
She arrives at the ski resort and within 15 minutes, some idiot smashes the windows on three vehicles, including ours. He took Ruth's purse, of course, which she had hidden pretty well, she thought.
So my wife is a wreck, my son is freaked out and I've spent the entire day on the phone, contacting credit bureaus, cancelling credit cards, freezing bank accounts and locating an auto glass repair shop.
It's shaping up to be a freakin' great weekend.
February 11th, 2005, 01:04 PM #2
Sorry to hear about your troubles! Hopefully you'll get everything taken care of quickly. I had this happen to me a few years back on my brand spankin' new car. Some whacko nut job just felt like going through the parking lot breaking windows just for the hell of it. I didn't have anything stolen though thankfully.
Good luck!Travelin' Man
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." -- unknown
February 11th, 2005, 01:08 PM #3
Sorry to hear that Karl I hope the police get them for you.
When you read things like this it sometimes makes one think that involuntary euthanasia is sometimes a good thing.
Why waste the hard working tax payers money keeping the likes of this scum in jail or prison? just put them down and the world has another idiot lessOne day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer
February 11th, 2005, 01:21 PM #4
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- Nunya, Business
That sucks. Anytime i misplace my wallet i get that little panic feeling. I would have loved to walk in somebody doing that to my car.
February 11th, 2005, 01:22 PM #5
Gordon: I have a few ideas on how to punish this particular moron!
February 11th, 2005, 02:11 PM #6
Totally sucks. It sounds a little like they may have watched her get out of the car. - Be Careful please !
There are dirtbags almost everywhere - sad. It will get better though - hang in there.
February 11th, 2005, 02:45 PM #7
- Join Date
- January 17th, 2005
- North Carolina
Sorry to hear this Karl.
"I've spent the entire day on the phone, contacting credit bureaus, cancelling credit cards, freezing bank accounts..."
My wife lost her persue from a movie theater. We had to go through all that pain. Make sure you put a lock on credit files which lasts for at least 6 months. Other headache was to get the driver's license.
February 11th, 2005, 02:54 PM #8Originally Posted by Kcedit
Still ... *sigh* ... all in all, it s**ks.
February 11th, 2005, 03:47 PM #9
Jeese, sorry to hear it. Hope your wife is okay!
February 11th, 2005, 05:08 PM #10
When they catch the fool they should tear off their arm and beat them over the head with the bloody stump!
Not that I condone violence, mind you.Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!
February 11th, 2005, 05:31 PM #11
Sorry to hear about the spoiled skiing event for your wife & son. I've had to cancel CC accounts before ... it's a definite chore indeed. Hopefully the police catch the snert who did this.
February 11th, 2005, 06:20 PM #12
That's rotten, and I hope they catch the no-good who did it!There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway
February 11th, 2005, 06:33 PM #13I hate crooks.He took Ruth's purse, of course, which she had hidden pretty well, she thought.
This is not to cause you more stress but, to give you an idea to think about, because there are crooks that just take the money and run, but there are crooks that also try get more from their victims later.
Another thing to remember just in case is that, if that crook now has your home address and phone number, it's a good idea to keep an extra eye around your house this weekend.
Some crooks go the extra mile of calling the house of their victims to see if anyone is home in order to burglarize more, specially if they find keys on the purse they stole.
February 11th, 2005, 06:59 PM #14
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- The Swamp
Man Karl that really is a bummer and quite a pain in the posterior to deal with. Really sorry you and your family are having to deal with this.
February 11th, 2005, 07:39 PM #15
Sorry to hear about that Karl - hope they can catch the person!!Ebudae
February 11th, 2005, 08:25 PM #16
I feel so bad for you and your family. I've never had anything like that happen to me, but it must be an awful feeling. I hope there were security cameras on the parking lot and the crooks will be caught. Mr. Sal's post really has me worried for you now.
February 11th, 2005, 10:59 PM #17
I totally sympathize. I had my purse stollen out my shopping cart at the grocery store a few years back. I had my 5 month old daughter in the cart...They watch for people with kids that get distracted. I had tucked my purse under my kids carseat she was in. So they reached under her to get it!!!
I was so paranoid for months afterwards. They got my daughters ss card that I happen to have with me that one day for ID purposes(going to the airport)--house keys address car keys. I had to cancell all my cards. I did it within minutes of discovering my purse gone. They ran out and charged 2 t.v. sets within minutes at the store next door!!
Luckily someone found my drivers liscense on the street and mailed it to me, but to this day I worry about my daughters credit...
Its a terrible thing to go through. They should throw scum like that to the wolves or worse!! I feel for your wife. This too shall pass--its a hard one to come to grips with.Suz~~GearGirl~~
February 14th, 2005, 07:52 AM #18
Thanks for all the kinds words, everyone. We've gotten through a lot of the emotion and a good portion of the laborious details.
Mr. Sal - you bring up a good point. We did call the police and asked them to make a few extra trips through the neighborhood over the next week or so. We also had a locksmith out to change the locks.
Apparently, there were five cars hit in the parking lot that morning and the state trooper looked at the head of security at the ski place and said, "I've told you about this before ..."