One way to ruin a perfectly good Saturday…12 August , 2012
I went to a birthday lunch yesterday and some thugs tried to steal my car! Because my gearlock was on it took them longer than expected, and someone spotted them and raised the alarm.
They still made off with my GPS (it was silly of me to have left it in the car I guess) and they broke my steering lock so my poor car had to be towed away.
Thankfully my parents came to pick us up. Thankfully the people who saw them came to warn us so there was still a car to tow. Thankfully my car guy knew someone reliable and available to come tow the car! Thankfully no one got hurt.
Really, there is lots to be thankful for.
Then I got to spend a good quality hour or so with the police “service” who at first looked like they were going to send us back to Kensington to go report it there, then were hesitant to take down the witness details because it was a minor who saw them and he wouldn’t be able to testify (like they actually thought they could catch them!), and then subtly suggested that anyone who has insurance is probably reporting a false crime for the money and that’s why the crime stats were so high.
I felt exhausted and kind of dirty after all that, but I have my case number and to my credit I didn’t LOSE my pip at the police. I restricted myself to subtle barbs of my own (with a lot of smiling).
I didn’t take Nicola along to the SAPS cause I know they freak her out, but I get why she calls them skollies.
Anyhoo, off to do some GPS shopping this morning. Sorry your birthday lunch got ruined Marcia… 😦