Post # 62
When I was 17, someone stole my wallet on the top of the Eiffel Tower 🙁 Luckily I didn’t have any money in it! It’s weird because I bought it the year before in the shop at the top of the Eiffel Tower aha. It was really creepy, because the thief whispered in my ear ‘beware of pick pocketers’! When my brother went to France this past year, he bought me a replacement wallet that looked like the one that got stolen (:
Post # 63
@MrsPanda99: Yes, I have. I stupidly had a habit of leaving my computer on a desk in my college library for short periods of time while I went to get books or something (it was a tiny college and there were usually people I knew around, so I thought it was OK). About a year into college, I noticed that my computer suddenly got much, much slower. Several months later, when my dad bought a thing for it with lots more RAM than it had come with, we opened the computer up and discovered that someone had removed the original RAM module!!! No wonder the computer would barely work sometimes!! I was so mad.
It’s so gross to have things stolen from you. It makes you feel violated. I hope you find your phone!
Post # 64
my heart….by my husband.
baha im just jokin’, yea iv had my phone stolen the bastards….sucks!!!!
my friends steal my clothes all the time but i always get them back 😉
Post # 65
I got my mp3 stolen from the university gym one day. I’d set it on the bench and turned the corner to grab something, came back and it was gone. Couldn’t find it anywhere, it hadn’t been turned in to lost’n’found, etc. I was really mad about it. DH pointed out though that whoever stole it was most likely in for a disappointment as 1) it didn’t work quite right anyway and 2) I listen to primarily Christian music and the playlists would have been all Christian music and Josh Groban. hehehe 🙂
Post # 66
I grew up in a very safe neighborhood and my mom and I were absolutely shocked to find our house was broken into when we came home from shopping one day. My parents’ dresser drawers were all pulled out with clothes everywhere and my room was trifled through. He stole my iPod, laptop, money I had on my dresser, and a gold necklace. I was terrified and felt so violated. Luckily the bastard missed the wad of cash my dad had hidden under the only pair of underwear he didn’t look under. It was some heroin addict who robbed 20 other houses in the area. When he was finally caught he had a machete in his pants so I’m glad I wasn’t home when he came to our house!
Post # 67
If you ever go to an upscale bar and there is nobody there but you and your friends…don’t ever leave your coat or scarf on a chair by the dance floor…
I thought oh no one will steal it because I CAN SEE IT while i am dancing with my friends
and nobody was even there
Yup somebody defintely came by and swooped up my hoodstooth jacket and hoodstooth scarf ( dont ask why i was wearing both, (i wanted the scarf on my black sweater when i wasnt wearing the coat) lol
I WAS SO PISSEd… It was the cutest coat and scarf and someone saw it and scooped it up:(
Post # 68
My brother stole my card number once and ordered a bunch of stuff. Took months before I noticed. I kept noticing small amounts of money missing every now and then, but didnt think anything of it. I had to buy snacks at work everyday, so I just thought it was adding up. By the time I caught him he had purchased more than $200 worth of stuff. Thankfully most of it was on food, so I wasnt as mad as I would have been.
A few months later someone stole my purse from my work. A customer broke into the back room and snatched it while we were busy. It had my money, SS card, ID, phone, keys, ect in it. He also was an idiot and about 3 hours later came back to buy a carton of cigarettes with MY money. I confronted him, he refused to give it back, I chased him out of the store and would have tackled him if my boss wouldnt have caught me.
Post # 69
Yes!!! Most recently a family member stole close to $14,000 from a shared trust account. It has destroyed our relationship. I was crazy angry!!!!
Post # 70
@MrsPanda99: I’ve had two iPods stolen from me (one from my workplace!) and my laptop was stolen from me on campus when a professor forgot to lock the classroom during our lunch break. Also on my birthday one year someone stole $100 from my car. It is a crappy feeling losing something important/valuable to you. I’m sorry this happened to you! 🙁
Post # 70
My scarf went missing one day after one of the classes I taught. I wasn’t too pleased, as it was a damn nice winter scarf that was basically a light blanket, and was rather expensive.
My undergrad college was pretty small, so I felt comfortable being 15 feet away from it in the common area. I went to go get a soda (literally, 15 feet away) and watched some guy walk up to it and start trying to ‘subtly’ check it out – like moving papers off of it, poking at the mouse, etc…I was pissed. He skedaddled pretty quickly when he realized I had moved right behind him. The security guard within the common area wasn’t too impressed either. Turns out he was the guy responsible for a few laptop thefts on campus.
Post # 71
My car window got smashed in (cha-ching) and our expensive digital camera got stolen. All this during the week my (now ex) husband had allowed his kids to go live with their mom instead of us anymore beacuse he had lost his job due to the economy. Way to kick a person when they’re down.
Post # 72
Yep, I’ve had some things stolen from me. Luckily, nothing was ever too important. I’ve had my phone stolen before, small sums of cash, and once my car was broken into – they stole my cd player and oddly enough, a bottle of cheap perfume.
Post # 73
for next time, get dropbox. Pictures get automatically uploaded to your dropbox acct every time you take/save one. You don’t have to back up – I never do it either, and always regret it. But this way it’s automatic.
I’ve had a lot of stuff stolen – someone once broke into our house, fed our dog bread to keep her quiet, and ransacked the place while we slept. The worst part was that they fed my dog, ughhhh.
Post # 74
I’m so sorry this happened to you. I know the worst thing is the feeling of being violated, that some creep out has his paws on your personal belongings. And it really sucks to lose your photos too.
I managed to live three years in China without having any personal security issues, then on a trip to Montreal I had my purse stolen from a very hip cafe in Old Montreal. I literally sat down, was talking with a girlfriend, slung my purse (a Celine, no less) across the back of my chair. I reached for it maybe a minute or two later, and it was gone. Crowded restaurant, nobody saw a thing. Thank goodness my phone and SLR camera were on the table.
What really sucked is that my purse contained my passport (which I had just renewed the week prior) and I was due to fly back to Beijing the next day. We spent ages searching the surrounding streets, garbage bins and back alleys, in the hope that they’d just taken the cash and dumped the rest.
So I had to cancel my flight, drive to Ottawa to get an emergency passport from the Aussie embassy, try to get a visa from the Chinese embassy (they wouldn’t – closed at 12PM for no apparent reason), then had to fly via Hong Kong and wait there while they processed my visa. It was, basically, a giant pain and I was cursing the selfish low-life who set this chain of events in motion.
All in all, I lost my passport, a new Chanel lipstick, about $400 in cash, credit cards, a powder compact, and of course my purse. I am now so much more careful/paranoid about watching my purse when I’m out in public.
Post # 75
My mum had just gotten me a puppy when I was about 9 years old. He was about 10 weeks old, we’d only had him two weeks. Someone broke into our house and stole him while we were all out. We spent 3 days looking for him, but we found him in our backyard and he had been trampled on. One of the worst things I’ve ever experienced.
Wow, that took a dark turn. It’s the only thing I’ve ever had stolen from me though, apart from my sister stealing my clothes and makeup as we were growing up.