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Sep 16, 2021 - 4:39:02 PM
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mander

USA

4728 posts since 10/7/2007

Forrest and I went camping yesterday. We had a amazing time. When we got home, we found our front door wide open. We had forgotten to lock it and the wind had blown it open. We went in, the house smelled of pot. Everything else was the way we left it. We decided the smell was from the neighbors who smoke all day outside across the street and the wind must have carried the smell inside. The next morning, I go downstairs and open the fridge and it's almost completely empty! Someone ate my curry! That was really good curry! I was looking forward to it. Dang.

All and all, compared to what could have happened, a stinky house and missing curry is getting off light.

Anybody been robbed lately?

Sep 16, 2021 - 4:45:10 PM
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rcc56

USA

3744 posts since 2/20/2016

Sounds like you dodged a bullet.
Do you have a recipe for curry that you would care to share?

Sep 16, 2021 - 7:08:10 PM

Omeboy

USA

2960 posts since 6/27/2013

"Here's your sign."

Sep 17, 2021 - 6:55:51 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

11580 posts since 2/22/2007

The housebreaking hippy strikes again! Go in, smoke weed, raid the fridge, make your escape! Not the very worst of criminals I must say. Next time leave out a big bag of Doritios and he may still be there when you return.

Sep 17, 2021 - 7:33:25 AM

10488 posts since 8/22/2006

Have you checked your undergarments drawer?

What?? I just being cautious. The perp might be a crossdresser..

Sep 17, 2021 - 8:19:38 AM

3891 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Have you checked your undergarments drawer?

What?? I just being cautious. The perp might be a crossdresser..


or a woman!!

Sep 17, 2021 - 8:20:50 AM
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3891 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by mander

Forrest and I went camping yesterday. We had a amazing time. When we got home, we found our front door wide open. We had forgotten to lock it and the wind had blown it open. We went in, the house smelled of pot. Everything else was the way we left it. We decided the smell was from the neighbors who smoke all day outside across the street and the wind must have carried the smell inside. The next morning, I go downstairs and open the fridge and it's almost completely empty! Someone ate my curry! That was really good curry! I was looking forward to it. Dang.

All and all, compared to what could have happened, a stinky house and missing curry is getting off light.

Anybody been robbed lately?


it wasn't me ..... I always preferred cold pizza when I was stoned

Sep 17, 2021 - 12:10:23 PM

110 posts since 6/15/2021

Sorry to hear this happened. Are you *sure* you left the door ajar?

My house has been burglarized twice... a couple years ago; the second time was exactly seven months after the first and I'm sure it was the same guys. First time was during the day while I was at work. Second was overnight when I was staying across town. They made off with my mother's jewelry, keepsakes, and coin collection that she left behind; my computer, some camera equipment, and pretty much anything that was new-in-box, or at least, looked like it was new-in-box. They got a lot of stuff out of the house and left it around the edge of the yard to come and pick up later, so I managed to recover some tools and things.

The worst was the feeling of violation knowing there were a couple random guys in my house going through my stuff.

What's the most irritating is that they took stuff that wasn't particularly valuable, but hard to replace, like the saddlebag liners for my old Goldwing (they took anything they could carry stuff in).

I live in a neighborhood that was developed in the 1940s and 50s. Developers have been tearing down the original houses and building mcmansions. When the construction started, so did the burglaries. The construction workers are in the neighborhood all day every day for weeks and get to know who is home when, what cars belong where, and so forth. When someone is gone, they hit the place. The police here are overwhelmed, inadequate, and sometimes incompetent and even insulting...

I: How did they get in?
LEO: They unscrewed the deadbolts.
I: Not possible. How did they get in?
LEO: They unscrewed the deadbolts... when you put them on were the screws facing in or out?
I: Do you think I'm an idiot? Did you check all the ground-level windows?
LEO: Ummmmm....
I: [pointing to broken window on the back side of the house] They broke the window and opened it.
LEO: Hey, we should get some fingerprints off that.

I now have better cameras and an alarm system.

Most of my neighbors have been hit, too. We try to keep an eye on each other's houses.

Edited by - pianojuggler on 09/17/2021 12:12:44

Sep 17, 2021 - 6:42:05 PM
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mander

USA

4728 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by pianojuggler

Sorry to hear this happened. Are you *sure* you left the door ajar?

 

What's the most irritating is that they took stuff that wasn't particularly valuable, but hard to replace

My Aunt was robbed years ago. She complained to all who would listen...."They didn't take my jewelry. What is wrong with my jewelry that thieves wouldn't take it?" She was genuinely offended and perplexed. 

Sep 17, 2021 - 6:50:20 PM
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mander

USA

4728 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by rcc56

Sounds like you dodged a bullet.
Do you have a recipe for curry that you would care to share?


Yes. 

Step One: Drive to The Woodsman in Philomath. 

Step Two: Order anything on the Thai portion of the menu.

Step Three: Drink three Thai Iced Teas while waiting.

Step Four: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES tell ANYONE Mander thinks the waiter is a cutie pie. He's married. His wife works in the kitchen with the kitchen knives.

Step Five: Eat half of the curry. Ask for a take away box.

Step Six: Pay for the meal. Leave a nice tip.

Step Seven: Drive home and store the left over in the fridge.

Step Eight: Put a pad lock on the fridge door.

Sep 17, 2021 - 6:55:48 PM
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mander

USA

4728 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by pianojuggler



The worst was the feeling of violation knowing there were a couple random guys in my house going through my stuff.

 


You are talking to a woman whose entire family refused to leave the birthing room while she was in labor and demanding that they get out. I got the pictures to prove it. What I don't have are the negatives! 

I lost my sense of modesty so long ago so many times... My stuff? That's all you want? 

Sep 18, 2021 - 8:35:10 PM

110 posts since 6/15/2021

quote:
Originally posted by mander

Step One: Drive to The Woodsman in Philomath. 

...

Step Seven: Drive home....

 


On your way home... if you turn left on 53rd just before Bi-Mart, a mile and a half north, just past the fairgrounds there is a trailer park on your left.  That's where we lived, a family of five in a mobile home, when I was a kid and my dad was getting his PhD.  

Sep 19, 2021 - 11:52:29 AM

228 posts since 8/25/2009

Many, many years ago, I was even luckier. I was a student in Massachusetts and came home one afternoon to discover my $35 Student model Dobson banjo sitting on the couch instead of hanging on the wall where I had left it. I figured (this being Cambridge in the 60s) somebody had broken in, tried out my banjo, decided it wasn't worth stealing, and left it on the couch. Before investigating how they had gotten in, I decided to hang my banjo back on the wall. When I tried to do so, I discovered that the sharp edges of the cheap metal hooks had cut through the leather shoe lace I had used to hang it up, in order to avoid damage to the banjo's bracket hooks.

So much for the discerning burglar/banjo player hypothesissmiley I put TWO loops of leather shoelace on the banjo, and hung it back on the wall. Not even a tear in the banjo's headsmiley)

Sep 19, 2021 - 2:49:49 PM
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WesB

USA

394 posts since 12/17/2014

I gave my brother a sonic burglar alarm system. (I couldn't use it. It would turn my Heathkit TV on.....) Six months later someone broke into his house and stole ......... only the sonic alarm system.

Sep 19, 2021 - 3:34:14 PM
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2396 posts since 7/20/2004

I accidently left my house unlocked when we went on vacation a few years ago. My banjo was sitting on its stand in the living room. When we got home there were four more...

Sep 19, 2021 - 9:35:02 PM

Paul R

Canada

14998 posts since 1/28/2010
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My school board installed motion detectors in all the schools to prevent break-ins at night. When one school was broken into, nobody could do anything about it, because the person monitoring the alarms was asleep.

Sep 20, 2021 - 10:14:04 AM

74963 posts since 5/9/2007

Maybe you'll remember to lock your house next time you leave for a while,Mander.
You got off quite lightly,it seems.

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