Sunday, November 7, 2010

Burglary Bummer

So bummed right now. I've been burgled. My laptop's gone. My bike's gone (the one I've been anally keeping indoors out of paranoia that it's going to get stolen if parked on the street). My handbag with wallet (credit cards/ IDs, money) is gone. My iPod Mini and computer speakers are gone too (thank goodness the iPhone was charging upstairs next to me in bed and was untouched).

FUCKERS.

What freaks me out even more is I was asleep in bed upstairs when this all happened. The cops and landlord have just been round. Apparently the next-door neighbour left his house at 6am and saw my front door wide open. He shut it and called my landlord this morning to let him know. This puts the time of theft at somewhere between 2am (when I went to bed) and 6am.

I'm going to curl up in a ball right now. Right after I get over the shock (which I think I'm still in).

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19 comments:

  1. oh that is terrible!!!! I'm so sorry for you. :(

    Thank goodness you weren't hurt.

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  2. So sorry Jaime, this really sucks :(
    But I think this is one of those occasions where the best thing you can (try to) do is not THINK too much. It's just stuff and YOU are ok, that's the most important thing. Hugs xoxox

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  3. Jaime! I'm so sorry... but glad you were left sleeping and unharmed. That really, really sucks. I've been broken into twice so I know how shitty it feels. It feels so violating and so unfair. I hope your landlord will help you out a little by maybe putting in an alarm.

    Take care of yourself today!

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  4. So sorry Jaime It happened to me three years ago, that's why I started meditating, kind of home/self anger management (annoyed me that I wanted to rip their heads off). A month after I started meditating I brought home a book on ashtanga from the library so something good came out of it. That said I had seven vintage saxophones stolen (got five back, so you might get lucky and get that distinctive bike back) and haven't felt like restoring a sax at home since, hardly practiced either so clearly it affected me deeper than I admitted.
    Go nuts on security, it'll seem expensive but this'll be messing with your head for quite a while even though you might think your fine about it in a week or two, the peace of mind will be worth the cost.
    PS. I find the practice detoxify's anger and frustration pretty well

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  5. Very sorry to hear about what happened to you. Try to get some time to rest and not think or analyze too much. But maybe there is some good coming: This might give you an opportunity to get a new laptop and a new bike, if you have been wanting those things!

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  6. Sending positive vibes your way, thinking of you, lots of love

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  7. oh Jaime, I'm so sorry to hear about this. But, I am SO glad you were left alone and not hurt. Your "stuff" can be replaced. I too will be sending positive vibes your way...

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  8. Same thing happened to me and my mum when I was a little kid. They took lots of sentimental stuff and most of my toys (which were kept in the living room). It;s such a scary thing to happen. I'm glad you're okay!

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  9. Ack!! I use this mantra whenever big deal stuff like this comes along"...Know this: things come and go, they don't satisfy, and the ain't you." Daniel Ingram.

    I once told a very young mugger in the NYC subway that I felt sorry (sincerely) for him because he had to wait and see what people like me could buy, because he did not feel safe enough to go into a store and choose for himself...You will always be wealthy because you have choices and those that took from you cannot even imagine or pretend what that feels like...

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  10. Aiyoh!! Thank goodness you're unharmed! I've had different things stolen over the course of time, it truly sucks and I can only imagine the fear/shock you must be feeling now. Big hugs from California.

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  11. I'm so glad you're ok! I'm really sorry this happened to you though. That really stinks. I'm so sorry.

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  12. Oh wow, just read this. So scary that you were home! Everyone is right about the stuff stolen, but it isn't as easy to replace your peace of mind, I know. When I got burgled in Boston it took me awhile to feel better — but you will! And yes, perhaps some sort of alarm (that your landlord should pay for) is in order.

    Sending you some peaceful vibes.

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  13. Sorry, Jaime! That's terrible. I hope your renters insurance covers everything and that your landlord puts an alarm in your place after this. I'm glad you're safe!

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  14. Dear Jaime
    Ay bendito, nena! That's what we Puertoricans say when we're really, really sorry that something awful happened. The laptop loss is a real bummer specially.
    hugs,
    Arturo

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  15. So sorry Jaime - but like everyone says, the main thing is that you're OK. Though a very creepy feeling to know that was happening while you were asleep I agree!

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  16. Www jaime, sorry to hear about this but glad you are fine. It is just stuff and you are really precious.

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  17. Thanks guys for your well wishes. Was really freaked out most of Sunday. A friend came with a dog to keep me company and that made me feel lots better. The stuff that's gone is just stuff - kind of annoying since it was a relatively new laptop and a brand new bike (the irony is - this time around it would've been safer to have left the bike chained up outside!)

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  18. Oh hon, I am so glad you're okay! How scary. It's happened to me too and it took me a while to feel safe again in my own home but you do get over it. A-holes! x

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