the one day i decide to take the train to work instead of wasting $16-$32 on parking, i get home to find my car window shattered.
i should have ignored the doctor and taken the rest of my stuff up to my apartment, despite the fact that i hurt my back really bad while i was moving, but i figured since there was nothing really valuable on its own (at least nothing that was visible) it would be fine for one more day. i had plans to pick up a friend after work so he could help me carry the rest of the stuff up to my new apartment.
i did not even know how to react when i walked past my car that night. it looked like my window was open, so i looked closer thinking “why would i have left my window open? i rarely roll the back passenger window down so that doesn’t make sense.. maybe i’m just being paranoid.”
at this point i realized it wasn’t open, it was GONE. there was glass everywhere, everything in my car had been thrown around, it was a fucking mess. after my friend helped me carry everything that was left up to my apartment, i spent the next few hours screaming, venting, punching and kicking shit, and trying to remember everything that had been in there so i could figure out what had been taken. even though nothing was valuable on its own, it all added up to hundreds of dollars of stolen property. not only did they steal my textbooks, my laundry, random medicines (WHO THE FUCK STEALS EXCEDRIN?!), a notebook, a toothbrush holder, a flat iron, and a bunch of other random shit, but among those items were: my 2pac shirt that i spent 3 hours searching for in time square 5 years ago, my favorite dress, a vintage shirt that belonged to my grandmother, and my favorite sweater. the notebook they stole was filled (literally cover-to-cover) with poems and other writing that i hadn’t had time to type yet.
i know it could’ve been a lot worse and i’m very grateful that it wasn’t, but really? WHAT KIND OF A THIEF BREAKS INTO A CAR AND STEALS LAUNDRY, TEXTBOOKS, AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS OF LITTLE MONETARY VALUE…AND DOESN’T STEAL THE IPAD, THE NEW CAR SPEAKERS (THAT HADN’T EVEN BEEN INSTALLED YET), THE NOOK E-READER, OR THE IPOD
needless to say, i emptied out my car and will never make the mistake of leaving ANYTHING in there ever again. not a cd, not a sweater. absolutely NOTHING. not even a newspaper. not even a fucking pen.
fuck the people in this world who do shit like this.
i know desperate people do desperate things, but this really seems more like a dumb ass thief thinking they’re some sort of badass thug cuz they know how to break a window, just looking to make someone else’s life more difficult. fuck you, you fucking poltergeist.