Oct 6, 2006

Anger and Frustration

This morning, this was where my MP3 player and heater/air conditioner were :(

This happened in the small parking lot where I work some time between 3:30 and 5:30 this afternoon. Broad daylight in a busy area in my little town.

I just HATE this. I'm sure my insurance will pay for the damage and the nice officer I spoke to said chances are, since I have the make, model and serial number for the MP3 player, it will show up at a pawn shop somewhere eventually and I'll get it back. The thing is, is this is my designated parking space and I'll never feel safe parking there again. Many times I've worked until after dark and my car is the only one in the poorly lit lot and it hasn't bothered me. Now my sense of security is gone.

This is the first time I've been robbed and now I understand what people mean when they say they feel violated.

One strange thing is that there is no damage to the windows of the car and no evidence of a breakin and I'm 99% sure I had my doors locked.

So I'm sitting here doing all the self-talk stuff. I know by being angry I'm giving the thief power over me. I work at a non-profit agency that serves low-income folks with energy assistance, rent/mortgage assistance and homeless assistance. Many of these clients are dealing with drug and alcohol issues and some are desparately trying to keep their power on and food on the table, and people will do drastic things when they are in crisis. I'm telling myself this person was high on drugs or needed to feed his family and it was nothing personal against me.

It sure feels personal though.....


  1. I know how you feel and i'm sorry that you had to go through that! I hope your mp3 player shows up like the police officer said too.
    When I was in Cleveland, I went to the zoo and put my purse down to eat some lunch. When I got up I looked around for it hanging on my chair and it was gone! I also understand the way you feel violated, it's nasty.
    But hopefully all will turn up very soon!

  2. There's nothing worse than the feeling of violation after having someone break into your car. It happened to me while I my family was visiting the San Francisco Zoo many years ago. I hope they catch whoever broke into your car.

  3. This photo says it all. Im really sorry this happened to you, Faye.

  4. Just a couple of weeks ago I found a homeless man coming out of my office. I talked with him and after he left I looked at my purse to find that the billfold was gone. So I followed him and demanded my wallet back. And he gave it to me!

    I realized later he was probably just hungry and looking for some cash for breakfast. I was so surprised at the time that I didn't think to offer him any cash for breakfast - now I wish I had.

    There but for the grace of fortune, go most of us.

  5. You were victimized and have a right to be angry. You can rationlize about the motivation of the thief, but the bottom line is that NO-ONE has the right to take your belongs. This makes me angry also.

  6. So sorry to hear about this, and it does make one a bit angry.. I know how you feel. Our car was stolen last year and WOW that was an eye opener since I never had anything like that happen.. Hope your MP3 shows up and you get it back.. :)

  7. Wow Faye, this really stinks. I wish I could come there and kick some butt for you. Nothing I dislike more then a thief! Good luck getting it back.