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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It Only Takes A Second

It only takes a second to become a victim of a crime. Today I became of those statistic. This afternoon my wallet was stolen out of my purse as I used the self check out line at the grocery store. I took my debit card out of my wallet and stuck my wallet back in my purse. I was in a hurry and not paying attention. As I swiped my debit card someone was helping themselves to my wallet. After paying for my groceries I went to put my card back in my wallet. It was gone. I was in shock and disbelief. I had only turned my head for a second. I am mad that all my pictures of my grandbabies are gone. I am mad that someone took the money I saved for bead shopping this weekend. We were going to Turquoise Coyote Saturday and I had visions of rivolis, crystals and rose montees floating around in my head. Tonight customer service from Visa called about charges being made on the credit card. They filled their car up with gas and ordered $26.00 of food from McDonalds. Thank goodness they were not the last of the big spenders while starting their shopping spree. I am thankful I wasn't wacked over the head and my purse stolen in the parking lot. I am thankful I was not shot in a drive by shooting. I am thankful I dodged the crazy drivers on the way home. I am thankful we didn't flood with the 8 inches of rain we got yesterday. I am thankful for friends and family. I am just going to have to start saving again for another time to go bead shopping and fight the line at the DMV office getting my drivers license replaced. Today knocked the wind out of my sails and made me a part of the crime statistics in the Big Easy. Do not become a victim. 1. pay attention to your surroundings. 2. Keep your purse close and don't let it out of your site. I hope this post will help keep someone else safe as crimes go up during the holiday season.

8 comments:

Jane Langan said...

So sorry to hear of your ordeal-I emailed my daughter your news to help remind her to zip that thing up and not leave it open! What aggravation to have to deal with what's lost. And what a feeling of violation! So sorry! jane

jean said...

How awful for you. When I go to the market I always put my purse in the child seat of the cart and strap it in around the handle - we had people in one of our markets running by and snatching purses out of shopping carts. It is just awful that we need to try and outsmart the bad guys but at least you were not hurt.

The Lone Beader said...

That sux!

And, I can't even imagine $26 worth of McD's food. Don't worry... Whoever did this to you will die of coronary heart disease soon enough... :0

KV said...

Nasty business -- I am sorry you were victimized in this manner. I can understand your frustration and anger over losing the most precious items. Our oldest daughter had a similar experience a few weeks ago and it will take a long time to feel better about any of this.

Whoever did this to you will eventually get what they deserve.

Kathy V in NM

Fab Fibers said...

I feel for you, sister. Its a rotten thing to have happen. Now all of us sisters have had that experience...so it will never happen again. Keep you eyes open and purses closed. They are so frickin' sneaky and quick. I just know they'll get whats coming to them in the end from Someone bigger than us...

Carol Dean said...

{{hugs}} Bev! I'm just glad that YOU are safe and sound and sane. ;)

enso said...

Bev, I'm sorry to hear this - I am glad you are safe and it's good of you to share the reminder.

BeadJewelryShopGirl said...

Bev, this is awful! I know the feeling as this has happened to me too. I'm glad you've taken a positive attitude and still consider yourself blessed. Take care!