Friday, August 21, 2009

Altered Mantra

I have been trying of late to think in a very positive manner. This so that I can get through my classes and on to a new job. A much needed new job. "I can do this" has been my mantra. It has served me well until: late last night after a three hour class, I went and filled the ol' suv with gas, deposited a check in the bank's drive up window and decided to stop by the drugstore to pickup a few necessaries. Parking right at the front door, I went inside, cruised the store for a while, got a few things, and checked out. Returning to the ol'suv, I noticed that the door was locked. Now the windows were down, as it was a warm night, so the door lock being down was odd. That's when I noticed that my briefcase was missing from the front seat. Damn and Blast, some lowlife scumbag stole my briefcase. I'm sure they probably thought there was a computer inside, which thank goodness there wasn't. But still it did contain two VERY expensive textbooks, CD's for texts, a flash drive, a binder with class notes, tests, flash cards, new highlighters, and my very favorite new mechanical pencil. Damn and Blast. My new mantra may have to be altered.

17 comments:

  1. I hate finding my privacy invaded and stuff taken. It leaves a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach for days. Your car insurance may cover some of the loss. So sorry to read this!

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  2. Poor you!

    That is the second break-in I have heard about in two days. My Elly was woken at 4am Thursday by the house alarm. Her handbag was taken and they tried to take her husbands car.

    The bag had a set of all her keys plus mine (she was up with me last weekend), cards, cash, drivers licence etc. The day was spent replacing a window & the locks on the house and both cars.

    Thank the Lord nobody was injured.

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  3. What a blow. I suppose it's possible that when the thief realises none of the items are of much use to him/her, they'll be discreetly returned. But then again, they might just be dumped. And you have to start over on all that work.

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  4. Tabor: Your right it did make me feel sick. My deductable is too high to cover the $100+ in text books, let alone all the work that can't be calculated, Damn & Blast.

    Grannymar: That is really scary about Elly's purse. I'm glad they were not harmed. Mine at least was not a threat to me personally. Now that you mention it if they knew where to look my name and address are in it.

    Nick: On the advice of friends I did file a police report. They are not optimistic about my chances of getting it back. And I will just have to reconstruct the work done in a hurry to keep up.

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  5. Good luck! I'm sorry about your loss, but please don't give up your mantra.

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  6. Pox on that sorry sap sucker. I will never understand the mind that thinks what is mine is automatically theirs.
    I am so sorry and hopefully when they find is is not what they want, they will dump it and perhaps it will find its way back since you had your name and address on it.
    "You can still do this", it will just be much harder. Hang in.

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  7. Oh dear)-: I am sorry that happened. I hope you get it back. The thief wouldn't want to learn anything thats for sure!!! So it might have been dumped nearby somewhere and hopefully you get it back.
    School books are very expensive.
    At least they did not steal your car(-: I thought that was what you were going to say)-:
    I hope you have a better weekend!

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  8. Rotten, rotten - the people who do that!

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  9. There are at least 9 people who are there for you--at least in thought. Better than suffering all by yourself.

    I use "You can do this" a lot.

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  10. I've kind of gotten past this upset. There is too much to do to waste energy being bummed. Will just keep plugging away at it, chanting "I can do this".
    Thank you all for your support,it means alot.

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  11. Good attitude but hard sometimes. Thanks for stopping by my little nature blog. I like visitors and comments!

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  12. Next time around, YOU CAN DO IT. Carry your brief case with you wherever you go.

    Life's way of teaching us lessons.

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  13. Oh no! What a thing to happen. I remember once my car was broken into and someone stole my briefcase---they got my passport, a few story notes and a banana. *I* got major expenses and paperwork over the broken window and missing passport, and that awful violated 'not fair, why me' feeling that lingered for quite a while. Ugh.

    BUT you CAN still do this! Surely things can only get better?
    *hugs*

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  14. Push it to one side, pick up and carry on, don't let the low-life drag you down to their gutter level, you're better than that.

    At least you can take some delight in the thought of his/her face when they open your briefcase expecting to find a computer only to find books that they can't read and a pencil.

    They'll get theirs, one day.

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  15. karma will get them, I count on her often :)

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  16. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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  17. Dear Anonymous: Thanks, it's interesting that I was thinking about this the other day. Wishing that someone would come along and give me some insight into how I was doing.

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