So Much For Tranquility, Someone Call The Police

Monday, July 26, 2010

Slowly inching toward the door, mow resting partly a jar, she felt a sudden tinge of panic. Had she merely forgot to latch the hasp and the wind exposed her absent mind? Maybe her houseguest had been searching for the rake she had conveniently forgotten to put by the door as they had requested? No, even in her surreal state of mind, this was no accident; this was deliberate.

And no, this is not the beginning of another story, this was the peaceful Sunday I had hoped for. My tranquil day was spent trying to figure out why people feel the need to steal from one another and filing a police report. Yes, I was robbed.

I realize the items taken were just possessions, that the items are of no real value. My furry friends and house occupants are all safe. But it is not the dollar amount of goods taken or the fact someone entered my property that gets my blood boiling, but the mere act of stealing.

This is not the first time I have been a victim of such a crime and each time it entrenches a paranoia I cannot begin to describe. You feel vulnerable, helplessness; you question whether you should have noticed something. You ask yourself was it someone I knew? Then you feel isolated and become leery but contrary to belief, I have not felt violated, I have however gotten mad.

Mad that someone would steal, mad because all they had to do was ask, and just mad because I’m mad. I hate the severity in the range of emotions one goes through, I hate the stupid questions playing out in your head and I hate the fact some poor soul felt no way out other than to steal.

I will never understand this sort of character flaw nor can I imagine what life changing events would cause a person to steal. Is this not greed or it could be envy I guess? Either way it is wrong and ranks right up there with lying in my mind.

Right now I’m struggling with what further actions I can take to protect my property and myself. Being the victim can lead to a real education in home security, an education I would rather not have. But this is the world in which we live, like I said nothing of value was taken this time.

I would like to say in closing that I wish this thief no ill will, for what goes around comes around. That no good will come from your stolen booty. But if you come around to to steal more of my booty you find I have learned to shooty.


PS Lee I hope this explains my comment.





7 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said, 

I'm so sorry this has happened to you!

July 26, 2010 at 9:21 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Oh Jules I am so sorry, what a thing to happen.
I do hope things will sort themselves out.
Take care.
Yvonne.

July 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
arlee bird said, 

Things like this are disheartening, but like you say it is only a loss of things and the responsible party is the biggest loser in the end. Anger at the situation probably doesn't really do much to help, but I do feel angry when people violate others like this.

I've lost thousands of dollars in property over the years due to vehicle and dwelling break-ins. I'm certainly not wealthy and can't really afford losses like these and it's disgusting when criminal minded and selfish people violate our private property.

Sorry for your losses, but glad that my Sunday post provided some comforting reassurance to you.

Lee
Tossing It Out

July 26, 2010 at 8:15 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

That is Aweful, Jules! so sorry this happened to you!!!

Be careful and take care!!!
Hugs,
Coreen

July 26, 2010 at 11:42 PM  
colbymarshall said, 

Scary! Glad you guys are ok. My neighbor was robbed a few months back, and that scared me to death. I cna't even imagine it being my own house. So sorry!

July 27, 2010 at 12:38 AM  
Jules said, 

Thank you so much for all your sympathy and support. The act of stealing is not as bad as the emotional baggage it leaves behind. Thanks again.

July 27, 2010 at 5:48 AM  
Debbie said, 

I am so very sorry this happened to you.
I understand what you are saying about not being able to figure out what leads someone to do this. I also wonder that about the people that create computer viruses. I am perplexed by the evil in the world. But maybe that is a good thing!

July 27, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
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