Kari called me late last night very concerned and saddened. By all appearances, she was a victim of theft. She was in a club with her friends and her North Face winter coat went missing. In her coat pockets she had her student ID, driver’s license, spending money for the month, dorm keys, a credit card for emergencies, and gloves.
We spent good money to get her a high-quality winter coat and gloves to keep her warm in the cold and snowy Morgantown winter. She’ll be inconvenienced today by having to jump through hoops to replace her student ID without another form of identification (since it was taken too). Her student ID is her lifeline at WVU. Without it, she cannot eat, do laundry, swipe herself into class for attendance, take tests, swipe into the dorm, use any of the services, and so much more. After she somehow gets a student ID, she then may get new keys. I believe they are $50/key. Finally, how will she stay warm until we can send the money to replace it (layering, that’s the answer)? I wonder if the person who did this realizes this is not just simple petty theft?
I’m just so damned pissed off (not at Kari) I could spit nails.
I suppose, in the larger scheme of things, this is a another good life lesson for her. Bad things, at the hands (or feet) of complete jerks, happen to good people all the time. What every happened to the basic rules of civility? …Never kick a man when he’s down. …Never take things that don’t belong to you. …Never hit a man when he isn’t looking. Open doors for ladies (Please, no comments from women libbers! I get it, you can open a door. It’s just a gesture of respect and not some sort of statement about weakness). Do unto others.
It’s getting to the point where I just want to build a shell around my house and roll my family and everyone I love in packing peanuts (I was going to say “bubble-wrap”, but that’s just too damn fun to pop and we’d lose the protection it affords). Of course, this is after I implant a GPS-tracking chip in their body.
Hmmm, you know, a bubble-wrap coat might just work. You get the protection from both the elements and the idiots. I claim this as my invention! Patent-pending.