Atleast they didn't steal my skates.

Atleast they didn't steal my skates.

Post by J S & » Sat, 08 May 1999 04:00:00


This is a bit long....
What a day of days.... I've taken a break from figure skating
recently, as some of you who responded so kindly to my post about
having the skating blues would know.   Well, realizing that a complete
absence from skating is hurting more than helping, I decided to get my
blades sharpened so that I could start skating again next week, if
even for just one or two hours (as opposed to countless....)  

Upon paying for my newly sharpened, deeper-hollowed skates, I returned
to my car and discovered with horror that my window was busted out and
my bag/purse was gone.  I was dizzy with shock because just two weeks
ago (to the day), my other window was smashed out and the new
car-stereo  was ripped from its place.  Gone. Just like that.  

I'm terrified to know that the thieves might've discovered such
personal things about me, like even where I skate.  They took my last
two skating coupons for the freestyle sessions. They have my ISI
membership card, my USFSA membership, and all the things you carry in
your wallet or purse.  I'm looking for a new job right now and they
have my newly written resume, which wasn't backed up because I like to
write before typing anything out. By chance, I was carrying a disk
containing all my short stories, even the ones no one would publish
:).... anything I ever wrote that meant something to me is gone.  

I live in a huge city.... but I spent two hours rummaging through the
dirtiest alleyways and garbage cans (thank you, Dad, for helping
me...I love you) until 1 a.m. in the hopes of finding SOMETHING,
knowing that they didn't want my resume or banana or membership cards,
just money or the cell phone that they have now.  But it wasn't meant
to be, I suppose.  

Today I looked at my beautiful, beat-up skates and was so grateful
that the theives didn't break into my car when the skates were still
there. I thought about the few times when I left my skates in the car
because I was too tired or too hurried to take bring them inside with
me.  I will NEVER do that again. The other thing I realized is that
skating is so much a part of my identity.  Today, I feel rather like I
don't exist... I couldn't prove who I am if I had to.... But I do know
that I'm going skating tonight anyway and I'm going to appreciate
everything I can and cannot do:)  No one can steal that from me. No
one.

This has been a rough day. Thanks for listening.

Cynthia

 
 
 

Atleast they didn't steal my skates.

Post by Fiona McQuarr » Sat, 08 May 1999 04:00:00

I'm so sorry this happened. I had my wallet stolen from a locker at our
civic swimming pool last year, and I know how you feel...all that stuff...
GONE. And if you didn't feel bad enough having that happen, then you have
to go through all the hassle of getting everything cancelled and/or
replaced.

Enjoy your newly sharpened skates and your skating. You will need some
stress relief!

Cheers, Fiona

 
 
 

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Post by Isiaf » Sun, 09 May 1999 04:00:00

ouch. Sorry to hear that.

Lefty

This post was proudly handmade in the USA
with a left hand only.

 
 
 

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Post by Robin » Sun, 09 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Today I looked at my beautiful, beat-up skates and was so grateful
> that the theives didn't break into my car when the skates were still
> there. I thought about the few times when I left my skates in the car
> because I was too tired or too hurried to take bring them inside with
> me.  I will NEVER do that again. The other thing I realized is that
> skating is so much a part of my identity.  Today, I feel rather like I
> don't exist... I couldn't prove who I am if I had to.... But I do know
> that I'm going skating tonight anyway and I'm going to appreciate
> everything I can and cannot do:)  No one can steal that from me. No
> one.

I am so sorry.  My car was broken into once - all the thieves could steal
were cassette tapes because the clutch was so bad they couldn't hotwire the
car. Kind of funny actually.  But I recall how violated I felt and it is a
horrible feeling.  Someone rifling through your life uninvited.  But your
comments do remind me that who we are has nothing to do with papers that
identify us and the belongings that round out our existence.  I know it's
hard, but be glad that YOU are okay and that the things that make you unique
are still intact.  I, too, would be eternally grateful if my skates escaped
the thieves hands - go skate and remember why you love it!!!

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Post by 102052,2.. » Sun, 09 May 1999 04:00:00

That's scarey.  One of the rinks that I skate at has a problem with theft
too.
One of my friend's car was stolen.  It was an '89 Honda with 135,000 miles

on it.   Then last week, someone's car window was smashed in, but nothing
was taken.   Gee, I guess I should start skating more at the rink next
to a police station.  (Unfortunately, their Zamboni emits noxious fumes
among other problems....)   Anyway, it's a good thing the thieves didn't
get your skates.  They seem to take the strangest stuff.  One of my
friends once had programming language manuals stolen from his car!!!

 
 
 

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Post by john » Tue, 11 May 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
> Upon paying for my newly sharpened, deeper-hollowed skates, I returned
> to my car and discovered with horror that my window was busted out and
> my bag/purse was gone.  I was dizzy with shock because just two weeks
> ago (to the day), my other window was smashed out and the new
> car-stereo  was ripped from its place.  Gone. Just like that.

This exact same thing happened to me at the River Front Skate Park
in Spokane, Wa. I assume you closed all of your accounts immediately!
And, cancelled your VISA !!!!! And, keys, etc. The people who do this
don't leave that area. Also, your home is now a target. This is
depressing, but don't walk away from it and go limp. Stay after it
until you have covered your bases. The car breakins are a stepping
stone to other things, and they know it. If you had left your skates
in the car, they would not have been stolen .. you can't walk down
the street loaded with booty. They were only after keys, VISA, etc.
Why steal a car when you can steal a bank account .. hope you didn't
copy your VISA and bank PIN in your wallet? Believe me when I say
the thieves are still there at the rink .. and don't return to your
car in the dark or if anyone is standing near it. I won't point any
fingers, but you can bet that high-school Harry was involved, and
you might talk it up around the rink. We posted Park Guards here,
and mostly it seems they watch me .. at least they sure did the
next weekend .. figured I might go after somebody? They were right.

--
johns in Idaho: The last frontier.

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