I’ve been robbed again. Just over a year ago thieves rummaged through my car in search of goodies. Last time they walked away with nothing more than pocket change. This time they took off with my GPS and $6 in cash.
My car was parked in the driveway just outside of my house and next to one of our other vehicles. I’m not sure if the thief came while we were out celebrating the fourth of July or if he showed up during the night while we were sleeping. Either way I’m rather disturbed by the the whole incident.
I’m angry at myself for a) leaving the driver’s side door unlocked and b) leaving the GPS inside the glove box. Honestly, it’s one of those strange moments where you think back and wonder what happened.
For starters I almost never leave the door unlocked. I am a stickler for locking the car door as soon as I get out of the vehicle. Yesterday I went out in the afternoon and when I returned home I consciously wondered whether or not I should lock the door.
I left the door unlocked because my husband and I were heading back out in a matter of minutes to attend a 4th of July celebration. I knew we’d have a bunch of appetizers and camera equipment in our hands so I decided not to lock the door so it would be one less thing to contend with. Unfortunately, when we left the house we decided to hop into a different vehicle and as we drove away I completely forgot that the car was unlocked.
It’s bad enough that I left the car door unlocked, but worse yet I left the GPS wrapped up inside the glove box. That’s something I NEVER do! In fact, when the car was broken into last time the GPS was tucked safely away inside our house. To be honest I’m not even sure why the GPS was in the glove box and why I didn’t wrap it up and take it inside like I always do.
Even when I come home from work with my laptop, lunchbox and sometimes bagfuls of groceries I still manage to find a free hand to grab the GPS and take it inside. In fact, most nights it’s the first thing I wrap up before stepping out of the car. I typically pull the dock and GPS down from the windshield, wrap the cord around the base, and throw it inside my purse before heading inside. For some reason I didn’t do this yesterday.
Regardless of the facts that brought me to my current predicament I have now had my car rummaged through for the second time in just over a year and this time the thieves actually took items of value. It’s so frustrating!
I’m so discouraged to think that I clip coupons and save my pennies only to have someone steal an item out of my vehicle worth a few hundred dollars. The good news is that the thieves only went into the car and not into our home, that no one was hurt and that all of the items are replaceable. Still it’s horribly frustrating!