|Bunch of savages in this town
||[Jun. 21st, 2005|01:07 am]
So I woke up this morning, was all set to go to work, when I got to my car and discovered someone had smashed in the window and.... borrowed my laptop.
Ugh. So I spent the morning getting the window fixed. More stress than I really needed. But with the window replaced my immediate concerns are few (for the moment, the laptop is more of a nusiance than anything else).
This evening I went to a circus benefit show in the city, which was pretty nifty. I wish it had more acrobatics and less clown stuff, but eh, it was amusing nonetheless.
Don't leave your laptop in the car.
2005-06-21 12:46 pm (UTC)
Dang, what is it with my friends getting stuff stolen? Stop that.
Cool about the circus, lame about the laptop. Was it your work laptop or a personal one?
Saturday I locked my keys in my car, and because I'm either cheap, indepentant, or afraid to ask for help, (all of the above?) I looked for something thin, (a piece of 1/4 plywood is what I found,) cut it into a long strip with a notch on the end of it with my pocket knife, stuck it down the outside of the window, and about 10 minutes later, had it unlocked. Of course, this was in front of a friend's house on a fairly crowded street in the middle of the afternoon. How many people even stopped to look, let alone ask me why was I breaking into this car? Zero.
So, obviously, sorry about the loss, it isn't so much the value of the laptop as the feeling of violation, blah, blah... But why do they have to break a window? It seems like that would attract attention.
I suspect 10 minutes jimmying a lock seemed more risky than 5 seconds with a crowbar.