Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How Dare They?

Today I got a call at 8am from my daughter.

IMG_3452 When she moved of her campus for Summer break, she moved into an apartment with 3 other girls for the summer. As a mom, it totally stresses me out with her living in the cities.

A few weeks ago she went out to her VW Beetle and found a hubcap missing. Sure, it could’ve fallen off while she was driving around. It was brand new because the WEEK before she’d purchased a new one because the original one popped off from a pot hole on the freeway.

This morning’s call had someone breaking into her Beetle. They took her Garmin GPS that she got for Christmas 2 yrs ago from my parents. Last week Baby’s sister and 3 other friends pitched in and got her a really nice holder for her birthday…it’s gone. The thieves also took her Student ID, her Mail Key, and her Laundry Card all for her college.IMG_0914

My car has been broken into before and it’s shaken me up. Made me feel vulnerable. But as a mom, I’m pissed! Don’t freakin’ mess with my kids. She’s definitely shaken. She hates going out to her car at 5am anyhow. She’s in the cities, I’d be nervous, too. The fact that she’s shaken makes me want to hunt this idiot down and give them a bit of my own justice.

Get a flippin’ job. My kid goes to school full time. Carries 18 credits or MORE. She volunteers at TWO shelters and Gilette’s Children’s Hospital, leads Sunday school in her church AND works about 10-30+ hours a week. If a 20 year old girl can do it, so can you, ya frickin’ loser! Not only that, but she’s been doing this for 4 years. Yes, since she was 16 she’s been working and volunteering every single day of her life.

I’ve been searching everywhere to find her GPS box to see if we can find the serial number. She’s putting herself through college because I can’t afford to help her out in any way shape or form. Her working all summer didn’t allow her to save any money because she had to pay for all her living expenses. How did you earn your living? Stealing stuff from people who have earned it honestly? By working their butts off to try to get by so some scum bag could come along and take it from her?

I’m a mama on the loose and I’m ready to knock heads.

Alrighty, time to head off to my son’s birthday party. I’m in rare form today people!

Have you ever been robbed? How did you handle it? Did your kids have a hard time with it?

13 comments:

blueviolet said...

I had my albums stolen from my car once, but that was it. I never leave anything in there though because I'm completely paranoid. That totally sucks that they keep getting her over and over! Jerks!

Shell said...

Oh, that is AWFUL! How dare they is right!!!

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

Oh my gosh, Mimi. I would be standing outside her apt jumping everyone who walked by~ trying to beat a confession out of them. :) What is it about the thought of our babies getting hurt/upset that makes us want to act like animals?
Tif

Kristin said...

That's awful! Did she call the campus police? Or the regular police? I lived in the cities for years and I never had issues like that! Poor kid.

DaenelT said...

That's terrible. I hope they find the person, granted her things may be gone forever but, maybe, just maybe, this person will learn something...

Julie said...

had my house broken into 3 years ago while we were at work.. opened every drawer and found my 1 1/2 carat diamond muy hubby gave to me for surviving cancer it was in a vase in my daughters room she was 1 at the time they went throughall her clothes . they took our cameras to but that was it, apparently they knew when we werent home..I staked out in the bushes for days waiting for them to come back I was ticked off to say the least and a little nuts of course they were never caught and now we are paying a monthly fee on an alarm so they jsut keep sticking it to us..IDIOTS we are surrounded by them and it makes me scared for my little girl..sorry you got me all fired up to ..have a better eve glad she was not hurt:)

Lean said...

This really heats me up! I just graduated from a college in the city and we would constantly receive public safety notices about a student being mugged, assaulted and harassed around campus. Even though I try not to let anger build up in me, I'd get frustrated each time I read one. While it's reprehensible that anyone be robbed, I do want these offenders to understand that young people, especially college students, are the LAST types of people they should mess with. you should not want to do anything to cause these students, who are your hope for a better future, lose faith in the potential for goodness and improvement in society. So many criminals find it incredibly easy to declare their hardships and weak socio-economic standing as the cause of their delinquency. In that case, how about you take a minute and realize that these students you are harassing for some pathetic temporary gain, are the ones who are going to be shaping future policies, movements, education, philosophies and technological advancements aimed at making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and even those who have strayed from an ethical path. Are the people who are going to be shaping yours and your future family's social environment really the ones you want to plant any seed of frustration in??? *Sigh* .. It seems I've gone into a rant. I'll stop there...

Mellisa Rock said...

Unbelievable! That's terrible that they have done it more than once! I mean once is bad but to keep at it! Jerks is right!

hippie_mom said...

We have been robbed twice since we moved to Oklahoma. The first time they stole a family heirloom of my husband and the second time all of the paperwork out of our glove box (I am thinking they were mad we had nothing else for them to take). It is so infuriating! I feel completely invaded and uncomfortable knowing someone did this. I stay calm for the kids, but it is scary.

Krystal @ Uh Oh Mom! said...

:( Aw that sucks. I hope whoever did it gets caught...

Sisterlisa said...

oh Mimi I am so sorry.. how awful! Time for a car alarm maybe? Your sweet girl will reap kindnesses for all the kindnesses she shows others. Sadly sometimes rough patches come along and they strengthen our resolve to be more compassionate people.

Naomi said...

How horrible. I had the flipmaps (!) stolen from my car once but I'd left the door unlocked, so there was no damage luckily. The only time my car was broken into, the police caught the guy while he was doing it. He'd been breaking into cars in the area for a while but they couldn't prosecute him without catching him red-handed. I had to testify against him in court.

Penelope said...

I've been robbed a lot…always a bad experience.

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