Sunday, April 10, 2011

I feel so.... violated....

I'm working this weekend, day shift, and stayed with my parents Saturday night. They live in a very nice and, I have always thought, safe neighborhood. Last night, when I got home, my mother opened the garage door to let me in; I reached back into my car to grab my fleece in case it was cold in the morning, and went inside. I am not in the habit of locking my car doors.

I have to be at work at 8am, which means that I need to leave at about 7am. I walked out to the car this morning, still tired from the last week and whatever respiratory "thing" I'm suffering through, and as I put my suitcase into the trunk, noticed that my car door was not completely shut. I chastised myself internally for that, thinking more that I could have drained the battery than anything else. I opened the car door and immediately noticed that a pile of papers seemed to be "ruffled" - it appeared on first glance that they were originally sitting on the passenger's seat and had been strewn across the center piece onto the driver's seat. I immediately flashed back to last night when I had grabbed my fleece and thought that I had been in a bit of a hurry to have scattered the pages so carelessly. As I dropped into the driver's seat and gathered up the pages, my next thought was that I hadn't left a pile of papers on the passenger's seat. I turned them over to see what they were - the pages out of the blood draw kit sent to me by Logistics Health. I picked up the FedEx envelope - empty... the shipping box and (empty) blood collection tubes - gone. It was only then that I noticed that my glove box was open, and that the contents of the glove box were divided between the passenger seat and the floor.

I've never been robbed before, never had the dirty hands of an unknown person rifle through my belongings. Thank goodness this is my "long-distance" car - I keep precious little in it. The only things missing were the blood collection kit and my Day Planner. I don't have much of interest (to anyone else) in the Day Planner. I'm just pissed off that someone would steal it. My name and address ARE in there, but I don't figure that someone resorting to digging through parked cars in the dead of night is going to drive over 3 hours to find my house. I'm sure they will flip through my Day Planner looking for a SSN or a credit card number - which they will not find - and then throw the damned thing away. Damn I hate thieves...

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