1. I'm going to join Bonnie in a 3 week cleanse and am about to zip over to Chapters to see if they have the book I need. Expect 3 weeks of whining and moaning as I do something that requires a little effort.
2. Yesterday afternoon Dave and I went to London Drugs for a few things. We each had our own car, as we don't do well when we drive to work in the same vehicle. Something about different driving styles. Ahem.
Anyhoo - Dave arrived before I did (different driving style) and was already parked and in the door when I got there. I parked 2 spaces away from his car. We were in the main parking aisle directly in front of the store, only about 10-12 spaces from the door. It was late afternoon, but still light out.
We emerged from the store about 20 minutes later.
Some wonderful soul, a pillar of society no doubt, had punched in the window of Dave's 92 honda civic and stolen his IPOD. What a loser. In broad daylight right in front of the store!
We were NONPLUSSED! GOBSMACKED! ASTOUNDED!
Two "look on the bright sides":
a) Dave got a new larger capacity IPOD for Christmas and hadn't started using it yet. It was an OLD, beat-up IPOD that tempted the hooligan to break the window. Idiot. So we were mollified by that.
b) There was something much more valuable in the car, in a container, and the idiot didn't have the time or intelligence to steal it. We were relieved at that, too.
I guess the real point is that there are idiots out there who will smash in your car window, in broad daylight, just to get something that is worth relatively little, and these same idiots don't always get the big prize.
Dave has created a new window out of plastic and duct tape, and will buy a used window on the weekend and fix it all up. We didn't have damage or theft insurance on the car because it's old and not worth much.
I don't understand thieves. I really don't. But I went home feeling lucky; it could have been worse.