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December 9th, 2008


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06:45 am
My van (the infamous 'shuttle') was stolen from the mechanic at around noon yesterday.

This is already an unpleasant occurance, but it gets downright rotten when you consider what was in the van at the time. Namely, a set of tools, some forgotten items from altoone's office (a blanket, a portrait, and a cardboard tube), and -- worst of all -- the game bag.

Yes, folks, Nearly every single game that I've collected over the last five years is now in the hands of some moronic miscreant who figured the best place to get a ride was the auto shop. That includes Aquarius, Lunch Money (and expansions), Chez Geek (and variants), five sets of icehouse pieces, a very nice cribbage board, Fluxx, Chrononauts (and expansions), Once Upon a Time, Nanofictionary, three sets of cards, Kill Dr. Lucky, Save Dr. Lucky, Munchkin, Unexploded Cow, En Garde, others I'm not thinking of, and the Escher ball (Sold as 'Superplexus', but known descriptively as such) -- easily my favorite thing in that bag -- are all gone.

Hopefully, the fading paint and size of the vehicle will come into play and they'll find the bastard before he/she/it takes note of anything in the car. I'd like to see him/her/it put into a deep, dark, dank hole in the tropics where they can be gnawed at by bugs and unpleasantly humid until they finally have the grace to shuffle off this mortal coil.

And what sort of moron steals a car from an auto shop? It was probably there for a reason!

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From:crasch
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
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Grr...that sucks.

And what sort of moron steals a car from an auto shop?

Perhaps because mechanics often leave the keys in the ignition while they are puttering about? And always have a constant stream of strangers coming in and out.
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From:testing4l
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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There is that advantage, but wouldn't one suspect that if a car is in the shop, then it may very well not get you very far?
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From:theotherchicago
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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From:testing4l
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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=(
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From:animationgrl
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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Ugh! Oh, man...I'm sorry to hear that. I know what it feels like to have something stolen from you. Bunch of assholes burglarized my house a few years ago. My brother got hit the worst. He owned every single gaming system in existence at the time, and those bastards took them.

If this idiot is stupid enough to steal a car from an auto shop, I'm hoping he/she is stupid enough to run a red light at the worst possible moment, and get creamed by a truck.
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From:testing4l
Date:December 10th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
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I'd hope that -- but that's MY car! I'd like it back in one piece if possible 8)

Side note: I own every gaming system in existence at this time.

/me double bolts the door.
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From:nyankoframe
Date:December 10th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
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Oh man, that totally sucks! =(

I hope the maroon moron gets a hernia from trying to carry out the game bag. Or they run out of gas in the middle of the Mojave desert.

Or a combination of the two.

Keep your consoles safer...
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From:testing4l
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
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Keep your consoles safer...

Good idea. You can't come over. ; )

I'd kinda prefer they didn't run out of gas in the middle of the Mojave. I'd have to go out there and get it. =/
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From:nekojita
Date:December 10th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
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Gah, sorry to hear about this! Though I am sorta chuckling and shaking my head at someone stealing a vehicle that may have a lot of problems with it.
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From:testing4l
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
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Well -- I was arguing with Jimmy about it. He screwed up the clutch the last time it was in, so my theory is that the bastard's going to start the car one day and it's going to stay stuck in neutral.

Hopefully, he/she/it is regretting stealing my car every time it shifts.
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From:philled2thebrim
Date:December 10th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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OMG THAT BLOWS!!! i don't have nearly enough games to take the place of all that awesome. =\

THEY MUST PAY! THEY MUST PAY A LOT!!!
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From:testing4l
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
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The only minor bright side is that now I can get newer versions of the games I had. It's also an excuse to get a better way of carrying the games -- a trunk or suitcase would be better, I think.
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From:altoone
Date:December 10th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)

condolences

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I sent you a private message.
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From:babe_of_beyazit
Date:December 10th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
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Bastards! If you ever find who did this, you should sue them for emotional distress.

I keep thinking, how can your car get stolen from an auto shop? Shouldn't you feel safe enough to be able to leave your car at an auto shop without worrying about it getting stolen? Crasch is right though... mechanics are always leaving the cars unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Bad idea.
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From:testing4l
Date:December 11th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
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Yeah -- it shouldn't be that easy to do. According to the mechanic though, he's had a couple of car windows broken in the recent past.

Right now, they're way understaffed. They've got a ton of cars around that they're working on. You set one out for space, concentrate on the three others on the lifts, and it makes sense that you can't watch all of the cars all the time.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 16th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
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There's a package coming your way--might take a week or two, and might be duplicated by someone else by then, but I'm sure you'll find something to do with the spare if it is. (Happy Hannukah.)

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