Monday, August 3, 2009

Stupid people

Right, so the day after I left town for a vacation in UT, someone jumped our fence, broke the lock on our backdoor, and stole a bunch of stuff from our house. When Matt got home from work he found the door broken and **eek!** the front door unlocked, which the police suspect meant they had been planning on coming back for more. I'm glad Matt was there to discover it.

So we're missing some stuff. Big deal. What really makes me mad--like infantile temper tantrum rage--is that people who think that it's a good idea to break and enter actually exist. I have been pretty happy in my life thus far believing that most people are decent. Sure, the fancy rich people with expensive jewelry or sports cars make themselves targets, but we are hardly that. The stuff they made off with doesn't even add up to our $2,000 home insurance deductible. I find it tremendously disturbing that people out there think it's worth their while to break the law, violate my home, and expose themselves to potential punishment all for a handful of wii games and someone else's computer. Really?

So we feel forced to install a security system, because we want to feel safe in our beds at night. And I just know that every time that I alarm it, or forget to turn it off and send it shrieking, it's going to make me mad all over again at the stupid people who convinced me that I need it.

So in the off chance that the perpetrators are reading this (meaning that they are even literate)...fie on you!

7 comments:

Shellie said...

Oh no. I am so sorry. It will have a bitter taste in your mouth for a while thinking that someone out there is just looking at houses in the neighborhood without security alarms. Can you but barbwire along the top of your fence. I thought another person lived behind you. Well at least they did not take your new stove with the cool cook top griddle. They must not have know what the good stuff was.

Annie Beckstead said...

That is the worst! I am sorry, there are few things that are more violating!

Tammy and Alvin said...

How horrible! I'm so sorry. The previous owners of our house had a security system, so there are these little boxes in the corners of some of our rooms. They don't do anything because we're not paying for the system to actually be active, but I've wondered if just the look would be enough to make someone think twice. Good luck. I hope you were still able to enjoy your vacation!

Shawna said...

Oh, that just sucks! I am hating stupid people with you! Smart people UNITE!

On the other hand, thank you for reminding me why I have Yoda... I was recently thinking that I didn't want a dog anymore. :)

Heather, Rick and Savannah said...

That really, really stinks. Once in college, some people broke into our house and trashed the place...while we were sleeping down the hall! Probably just some pranksters, but still, you just feel so violated knowing some stranger/criminal was in your home when you were unaware! I am so sorry that happened. Vegas isn't all bad, I promise!

Jenny said...

Grr! What a pain! I am so sorry!

Rebecca said...

Oh, what an awful thing! I'm so sorry to hear that happened!