Wednesday, September 27, 2006

[downtown] initiation

i was just getting settled into the life of an [urbanite], well at least as much as wichita will allow. i enjoy my morning coffee and walking to work with my murse [man-purse] across my chest.

i try to use my truck as little as possible, however, every once in awhile, i'll need to run an errand that is beyond walking distance. so tonight, needing to run such an errand, i approached my truck, where it had been parked since sunday. i noticed a little more busted glass on my seat then i usually like to see. yup, my truck had been broken into. i went through the natural colombo sequence, assessing anything stolen, looking for clues, or any other hints that might lead to a suspect. to my surprise nothing was stolen, not even the radio. actually the most expensive thing i keep in my car is the spare change in the ashtray. i'm hoping that the thief, after spending a few seconds ripping at my dash and radio, realized that it wasn't really worth the effort and left, leaving just a mess of wires and glass behind. i naturally reported it to the police, where as they asked if anything of value had been stolen, i wanted to say [some creedence tapes] but held myself back. she then asked when it had happened. i responded sometime between the hours of sunday night, and wednesday night. to which she said, "you leave your car parked downtown for three nights!" i wanted to get on my soapbox and inform her that it had been parked that long because i walk to work, and actually how everyone should walk more, however, i decided to just to finish the report.
what is it about your first year on your own, that requires your car get broken into? i've known several people that have had this happen months out of college. it's almost like there's some sort of sticker on our car we don't know about. [i'm on my own now, please break in!]

i'm not really upset, life will always throw you curves, it's how you handle it that's important. i'm grateful that it's only an inconvenience. i will, however, have to buy a new window, and i'm now convinced that i should probably shell out the extra bucks to park in the garage.

4 comments:

tim said...

That sucks. Sorry man.

am.crowley said...

I can't even imagine the riches one would acquire from pawning off that sweet sweet sound system.

FastTrakStatus said...

oh. damn, i totally forgot to mention that sticker i placed on the back of your truck on my way out of manhattan. sorry, bro.

humbly,

b. condia.

Miss Wendy Eileen said...

Hello, sorry its been a while, London is the kind of place where you can be three blocks from someone and not see them in three months. I've felt a bit like that with my blog. I'm sorry to hear that your car was hurt. Its happens to the best of cars. And I agree with you it shouldnt matter how long your car has been parked in a certain spot, it shouldnt ( in the perfect world make it more likely to get broken into.) I also like walking everywhere. Take care and glad you're doing well.