Tuesday, March 28, 2006


When all you do is try to do the right thing. Try to be a good parent A good wife A good person You go to work You try to right by your kids You stay up late the night before making dinner so all your mum has to do the next night is reheat it for the kids. You do the washing, get everyone else ready You fight the good fight for a cause you think is worth fighting You drag your carcass around exhausted and worn out, but sort of OK with it because it's life, we all do it and at the end of the day we have each other. To get home at 7.30 pm and discover you've been broken into. And that all they have taken. The ONLY thing, belongs to you. Your brand new, four day old, done through salary sacrifice at work laptop computer. That was on a shelf Looking like a book Not even sitting out somewhere Apparently, I am meant to be grateful but all I can think is that it is FUCKED FUCKED FUCKED


Blogger lazy cow said...

That's just *awful*. You poor thing.

3/28/2006 09:10:00 pm  
Blogger My float said...

Oh Kim, that's just dreadful. It's an inadequate comment I know but just wanted you to know I feel for you.

3/28/2006 09:21:00 pm  
Blogger Bec said...

did your mother tell you to be grateful? because, that sounds like something she would say, while trying to be helpful.

More importantly: were you insured and have you had a nice big glass of wine?

3/28/2006 10:01:00 pm  
Blogger Bec said...

Also: was the laptop delivered? Because there is a fairly common class of computer thief whose day job is deliveries and installations (or being the brother of the delivery and installation guy)
Famously, a contractor in south western sydney was arrested some few years back for delivering truckloads of computers to schools of a Friday and nicking them back, still in their boxes, of a Sunday.

Also: Yes, Fucked. totally and completely and Utterly fucked.

Word verif says pisdik, which sounds rude enough to be sympathetic, yes?

3/28/2006 10:05:00 pm  
Blogger KPB said...

I just basically sculled a BIG glass of red. (thank GOD I didn't do it an hour ago because two police have just been and I tend to go silly around a uniform at the best of times without any alcohol acting as a lubricant - as it was I couldn't shut up - but neither could the Sagittarian constable who filled us in on the other crazies they have been busy with tonight... delicious)

Acutally AB implied it - saying, we can get another one. Fucker.
I don't want another one. I want the gorgeous one I had.

It was delivered to work, so no major leads there. The other constable said there'd been a heap of hits in our two streets of late - and only yesterday, I saw a couple walking down the street thinking, "well they're from Dee Why. Clearly." and Ice takers (after watching 4 Corners last week)

3/28/2006 10:17:00 pm  
Blogger KPB said...

Bec - Blackbird wants to email you - can you email her so she's got your address?

3/28/2006 10:17:00 pm  
Blogger Suse said...

Oh no, that really sucks. I'm so sorry for you and your shiny new computer. We have been burgled three times and I know how bloody awful it is.

Go have some more wine.

3/28/2006 10:27:00 pm  
Blogger KPB said...

Having been robbed here are some things I'm noticing:


There was a brand new, unopened Office Professional sitting on the office desk. Value $400ish.

A f.i.v.e. dollar note. I mean cash is cash people.

A digital camera (Mum's which we use as our own). Value $800ish.

I mean, if you're going to steal, at least DO IT PROPERLY.

Glass of wine #2 coming up...

3/28/2006 10:30:00 pm  
Blogger Susie Sunshine said...

That sucks on fifteen levels-not just the missing laptop but that horrible feeling that someone creepy and was walking through your place.

Jerkwad asshole computer stealers.

3/28/2006 11:07:00 pm  
Blogger blackbird said...

that SO sucks.


(this is the way we speak in Tuvalu when something really FUCKING SUCKS.)

3/28/2006 11:18:00 pm  
Blogger MaR said...

Oh, no , I am so sorry. I've gone through it once and that's more than I needed. Hope your insurance covers it...But the feeling someone was there is awful. Yes, the whole thing sucks. I would hand you a good bottle of Spanish Rioja if I could.

3/29/2006 04:29:00 am  
Blogger Jess said...

That is one of my nightmares. Fuckers.

3/29/2006 05:20:00 am  
Blogger WendyWings said...

Well shit :(
We got robbed at my husbands business like CLEANED out robbed :(
We ended up losing our business in the end because of no insurance, bastards.
I am sorry :(

3/29/2006 06:18:00 am  
Blogger Lynne@Oberon said...

Shit! Broken into! That's got to be awful. Did they break a window or something?
I had a friend in the US whose house was broken into and they found three used needles in their bed ... obviously their lovely room was just a stop off point for a couple of junkies.
I'm so sorry.

3/29/2006 08:37:00 am  
Blogger Bec said...

Also, I'm now thinking, Scary Naked Guy... whatever happened to him?

3/29/2006 10:20:00 am  
Blogger The Mother Load said...

Ugh! I hope they find the bastard! I had a friend who was also robbed, but when she came home the guy was passed out drunk on her sofa after his second load.

3/29/2006 04:01:00 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

Ohmigod! And I thought I had a shitty day! I am so sorry, Kim. That sucks a LOT.

3/30/2006 01:22:00 am  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

oh kim, that just SUCKS, i am so so so sorry.

(just saw this wednesday...sorry took me so long)

you poor woman. i am so very sorry that apparently i am repeating myself...

3/30/2006 05:28:00 am  
Blogger Joke said...

Like an imbecile, I posted this under the wrong post. I cannot even blame my hormones. However, I will try to blame it on my prostate, on the off chance it does any good.

Here goes:

I vote the perpetrators get the electric chair or, at a bare minimum, some caning, Singapore-like.

But that's just me.


3/30/2006 11:58:00 pm  
Blogger kenju said...

Kim, I just found out about the robbery. I am SO very sorry. I hope they catch the person who did it.

3/31/2006 12:24:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:( I am so sorry. It's awful to be the victim of a crime. You feel so violated, no matter what, even if they didn't get away with your prize possession. And when they do... Gosh. I'm so sorry. I've been robbed several times, and it's all sucked. I have a glimmer of how you feel and I'm so sorry. Sigh. I wish you well. I wish I could do more.

3/31/2006 02:13:00 am  

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