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People Need Hobbies

27 May

A week and a half ago I finally started composting. Yes I know I am late to the game with this but hey, at least I’ve started now, right? That should count for something!…maybe… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways!

I have been dutifully collecting my kitchen scraps in a brown paper bag, that is inside of a plastic bag juuuuuust in case the paper bag leaks…I may or may not have trust issues when it comes to paper bags…and I got to the point where it was time to take them out to the larger bin.

Where I live all composting materials go in the bin labelled “Yard Trimmings”, it looks just like the garbage bin, only the name on the top is different. My landlord always keeps both bins under the deck so not like I have to go searching for the thing.

Only, I did have to go searching, because it wasn’t there. I thought maybe I missed the day it goes out and it was already in the alley waiting for pick-up, no biggie, I can hold off one more day and add them to a newly emptied bin, but nope. The bin didn’t reappear the next day.

Or the next.

Or the next.

Finally I go actively searching for this thing. I’d like to pretend it is because I am industrious but it is more because my kitchen scraps are starting to smell a little and I’m not enjoying it.

So a-hunting I go! Is it in the alley? Nope. The front yard? Nope. The backyard? Nope. Under a different part of the deck? Nope.

What the hell, where could it have gone?

Last night I ran in to my landlord, and his wife, and I ask where it is. I am all self-depreciating about it, saying how I feel so dumb I can’t seem to find a large, usually easy to spot bin, and it turns out it isn’t me being a dummy!

Someone stole the yard trimmings bin.

yard trimming bin

Should I make a missing poster for it?

Who. Does. That?

Someone who needs a hobby, that’s who!

I mean c’mon, not like these things are hard to come by, ask the city and you’ll get one, they want us to compost!

But nope. Someone who is obviously lacking in entertainment apparently decided after last yard trimming pick-up day to go down the alley and take our bin. *rolls eyes*

My faith in my fellow human is fast decreasing.

So now I am storing my compost in the brown bag (which has split), inside the plastic bag, inside an old kitty litter container that has a lid, in the hopes of containing the smell..but oh man do ya ever get a strong whiff when you open the lid to add something new in there.

The landlord contacted the city, turns out these things have serial numbers on them, and he was told they (as in the city) would get back to him…that was almost a week ago…if this doesn’t get resolved soon I’m going to have a whole new ecosystem flourishing in that kitty litter container, and won’t that just be all kinds of fun to deal with? ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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My Poor SUV

21 Mar

So this happened today…

Some ass-hat broke in to my suv, smashed the driver’s side window, pulled everything out, made a mess, stole some stuff, then left the inside of my vehicle exposed to the elements which in this city means the rain, which means the upholstery and carpets are absolutely drenched.

I am such a jumble of emotions right now..I seem to jump between wanting to meet the person or people who did this so I can smack them upside the head and take my stuff back or being sad about what was taken and having to deal with the situation. I am also highly irritated in general about having to deal with this cuz ya know dealing with insurance and RCMP and mechanic shops is such a joy. sigh.

My suv was parked in front of where I live and statistically crime like this is perpetrated by teens to young adults who live in the neighbourhood…oh the random stuff I remember from Criminology and Law classes lol All this means to me is that some shitdick who possibly lives in my neighbourhood will go walking by my place from time to time with MY iPod! Grr! He/she might even wait at the bus stop across the street and smirk, maybe chuckle to themselves, as they remember what they got away with.

Not even like they are some criminal mastermind, all they did was smash a window, create a mess, and steal stuff, anybody can do that. *rolls eyes*

They were fairly stupid about what they took, I mean yes they took my iPod, which I am highly upset about but I’m upset because I am emotionally attached to that iPod, not because it was new or shiny or highly coveted by others. That iPod was a present for graduation from film school in 2008. In tech years that means it is ancient! Aaaaand it kinda is, it is an iPod without speakers, without a camera, without the ability to easily connect to the internet, without a data plan, without access to the Cloud. Hell, you can’t even sync it to a computer unless the computer has operating software that is 2 to 3 generations old. ย Which upsets me even more because the human who is the equivalent to the common cold who now has my iPod will quickly realize it can do none of the things he/she expects it to do, and really is only good for music, and I worry they will get so mad they’ll smash it, or throw it out, or be mean to it, and then my iPod will think I don’t love it anymore. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Yes, I am one of those people who gets emotionally attached to her technology, don’t judge! ๐Ÿ˜› It’s one of my adorable quirks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Along with my iPod they took some scratched up sunglasses, three pairs, that I used for dragon boating – hence the scratches. Aaaaaaand, they took my Kit Kat. MY Kit Kat! That’s just rude.

The Kit Kat was a random gift from a friend that I kept in the centre console of the suv so it wasn’t right at hand in the apartment. Made it so I couldn’t just grab it when bored but instead had to decide if I wanted it badly enough to go to the suv to get it. It’s one thing to steal my iPod and sunglasses, but it is definitely crossing a line to steal my Kit Kat Chunky bar. Is nothing sacred anymore?

kit kat chunky

So yeah, they stole my iPod and cable, three scratched up pairs of sunglasses, and a Kit Kat Chunky bar.

Screams kid to me, especially considering they left expensive things behind.

And before you lecture, yes I realize I should not have left anything in the suv and this is my fault. Don’t think I’m not beating myself up about that.

Because this all happened late in the day there were no shops open I could take it to so tomorrow morning I get to get up nice and early and spend my morning finding an ICBC approved shop that can fix the glass and the upholstery and that has a courtesy car. Lovely.

The only positive thing to happen is that it is considered a no-fault claim so my insurance rates won’t go up. I still have to pay the deductible though, which sucks.

I had slim hope the neighbours security camera caught the break-in since the neighbour came to me while I was cleaning the glass out of my suv to say it might have and he’d check the footage this evening but sadly I got an email from him saying my suv was just out of range and he couldn’t see anything. Which means the RCMP really won’t be any help because without video footage they won’t even send a person around to investigate let alone try to find who did this or find my iPod. Which means no consequences for the cranberry-fucknut who did this. sigh. I want there to be consequences. I want their misery. I want my freakin iPod back!

angry

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