posted on Jul, 5 2007 @ 11:22 AM
My neighborhood isn't the best. Cars get broken into regularly here. I've been in my building for just over a year, and hadn't been broken into
before ... until last night.
I thought I had a charmed existence. I thought, maybe the two kid car seats in the back are keeping the scum from bugging me -- sometimes they skip
family folks in favor of singles.
I go downstairs this morning to take my daughter to school and my passenger window has been busted. Of all the things in the car to take, two car
seats for the kids, change in the dish, digital voice recorder, stereo (faceplate was under the dash), registration, CDs -- all they took was my
disabled parking placard.
I just got the new one a few weeks ago - it was good until 2009. Which is probably why they took it and not my old one, which was due to expire.
They'll get maybe $5 to $10 for it. It's going to cost me $260 to replace the window. I have to put it on my credit card, as this month the car
insurance is due, too, and I can't afford to pay for both out of my meager monthly stipend.
I'm so PISSED!!!!!!!! During the day there's nowhere to park on my street that isn't metered, and I'm not running downstairs to feed the meter
with my laundry quarters all day long.
Luckily one of my neighbors saw what had happened. He has a placard, but no car, and lent me his so I can park in the blue zone out front until I get
my replacements. I asked him what if they stole his placard too, and he said not to worry about it.
I got smart, though. Instead of ordering a replacement placard that can be stolen again, I ordered permanent license plates. They'll have to be
wandering around with a socket wrench to get use of those, and they usually don't do that.
Now I have to wait a minimum of two weeks before I get my plates.
Freaking crackhead scum. I asked the apartment management if we couldn't hire a sniper to sit on the roof, but they said no.