Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rant - Stolen Wallet

My wallet just got stolen out of my jacket pocket.

I didn't feel like carrying a big heavy bag, so just stuck my wallet and phone in my cute little denim blazer pocket and minced out the door for lunch. I nonchalantly draped the jacket over the back of my chair when I met my friend D for lunch at High Noon. I wanted to treat him to coffee, so reached in my pocket as we walked out the door. And found nothing.

I just cancelled my cards - there was an immediate charge at a grocery store, of all places. Why somewhere so prosaic to start? Wouldn't you head for Armani if you were going to go on a stolen card spree?

And I'm thinking, ugh, I had almost $200 in there because I'd just gone to the bank. And now I have to deal with the violently infuriating DC DMV. And does my car insurance have my social on it? I don't know. And all the receipts that I need to turn in to get reimbursed for my Chicago trip are in that wallet. Fuck fuck fuck.

I know it could be worse - could be my entire purse, with keys and all, and then I'd be getting my locks changed and having the fret from that CSI where they come to your house and murder you because they know where you live. But still. It's such a violation and an inconvenience.

I know it's bad karma to wish evil on others, but I do hope that whoever wound up with my wallet also winds up with that horrible flesh eating bacteria. Sometime soon. And that it starts on his or her face.

Probably not commensurate with the crime, but still.



  1. Sorry to hear about your wallet, theives are mean.

    Go out and buy a really fun, cute new wallet! And let the bank worry about the rest.

  2. Here's hoping you get back any money spent. I had about $1500 charged to me last year that I got back from my bank very quickly. You're right that it could be worse, and hopefully the offender will be caught.

  3. Sorry, that sux. At least you caught it right away. My seccie got her purse stolen and within the hour they had charged over $1000 at Hechts. (apparently instead of buying "stuff" they buy gift cards, which they can sell for cash to buy drugs).

    Hope everything else is looking up :)

  4. That's awful! I'm sorry that you have to deal with all of the replacement issues. Maybe they'll find the wallet somewhere with the receipts in it, at least.

    Hope it goes smoothly for you - I'm definitely getting you a beer next Friday!

  5. How about boils? I hear they can be rather painful and unpleasant to look at.

  6. HKW - Good approach! I'll be done being angry by tomorrow and then can think about a cute new wallet. :)

    I-66 - Should be OK in terms of charges - as far as I know, there was only one before I called.

    HIN - That makes more sense to me than groceries! Other things are looking up, thanks!

    Dagny - That would be awesome. I can hope for that. And looking forward to seeing you next week! Yay, beer!

    LMNt - I suppose boils would be a kinder wish. Not fatal. OK, I'll go with boils.

  7. I'd be wishing a lot worse than flesh eating bacteria on the person that forced me to go back to the DC DMV. Ew.

    The memories of the DMV and the nonstop jury notices are two of the few things that keep me from wishing I was back there.

    Good Luck!

  8. DCup - That made me laugh. Ass boils sounds very, very painful.

    Shannon - Yes, lots of unpleasant administrative things about the district. Must check in and see if you have posted where you are moving...

  9. I'm on the look out for a new cute wallet!


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