Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sometimes People Suck

Let me set the stage for you...

Monday night the hubby went to the climbing gym to workout. When he got home he forgot to close the garage door (right now we are sharing one car because the #AdventureMobile is in the shop - normally he parks the van in our parking spot, but he was putting my car in our garage {after he kindly filled my gas tank for me}).

Tuesday morning I woke up to do some hill repeats and noticed that the garage door was open. I went down and shut it (our garages are not attached to our condos, but are along the perimeter of the complex).

Hilly views

Tuesday afternoon I went to help a friend organize her new classroom for the next school year and noticed a couple items were on the hood of my car. Figuring the hubby had moved them there I put them back and didn't think much of it.

Some of the before and afters of the areas we were able to clean up

Tuesday evening I remembered the items were on the hood of my car and asked the hubby what he was doing in the garage... to which he said he had NOT moved anything... We quickly threw on shoes so we could investigate.

Come to find out, when the garage was accidentally left open Monday night / Tuesday morning {between 10:30pm and 5:30am}, a bunch of our stuff was stolen out of our garage (think tools, golf clubs, BB gun, etc).

Sometimes people suck.


Don't get me wrong, it could have been a lot worse (it was like they grabbed what they thought they could sell easily, leaving most of our camping gear, the hubby's surfboards, our bikes, etc), but it is still a BIG bummer.

We have filed a police report and called our insurance. Our deductible for our home insurance is fairly high so had we filed a claim we wouldn't have gotten anything (but our premiums probably would have gone up). You could look at this in one of two ways - negative (we were burglarized and have to cover everything out-of-pocket) or positive (they didn't take anything that was super valuable and we now don't have to go through the headache of dealing with insurance).

Sometimes people suck.


But no matter what the world throws at us, we always have the choice on how to respond. Here's to staying positive...


Have you ever had anything stolen from you before?


Unknown said...

Yep! Someone stole my husband's really expensive road bike I got him. He had left the garage door open on accident and they stole just his bike. Like you guys as well we filled a report but our deductible was too high so we had to take the loss. When we lived in Fresno our beach cruisers and a mountain bike were stolen. I guess we are prone to having our bikes stolen. 😔

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry this happened to you!

Coach Henness said...

YES! Sometimes people do really suck. I've been stolen from 3 times - once from our doorstep (a package), once from our garage (they busted our lock), and once from our car (fortunately they didn't take my passport which just happened to be in the glove box). It feels ugly but you're right - we choose how we let it effect us and we can remember every stranger that was actually kind to us, chased us down when we left something in store, told us our tail light was out, helped a lost dog get home. That kind of thing. Some people suck. But I like to think they are outnumbered by the rest of us.

bexisrad said...

Unfortunately yes. I forgot to lock my car in our complex one night and someone took my cell phone charger and my earbuds that I kept in my glovebox. Fortunately, I didn't have anything valuable in my car aside from those two things, otherwise they probably would have been taken too.

Unknown said...

That sucks!

San said...

Ugh. That is so lame. I can't believe people would do that... but then, I can't believe a lot of things that are happening (and frequently at that!) in this world. Sigh.

Love your attitude, though.

Bree at Clarity Defined said...

I'm so sorry Carlee! :( When I was in high school, our house was burgled. It was such a terrible feeling coming home and having the SO much stolen. It also just felt super uncomfortable to sleep there for awhile because the cops told us it was probably someone that had been watching our house for awhile (the time frame for the window of opportunity was really small between my mom's work schedule and brother's college schedule).