Friday, June 1, 2012

Blog 31: Wildcard (Thieves)

You know what I really despise besides liars? THIEVES. Ugghhh...I can’t emphasize enough just how much I hate thieves. To me, they’re such low life people who have no conscience or guilt whatsoever. How can someone manage to find the courage to go through other people’s belongings and just steal whatever entertains their eyes. I never understood what kind of satisfaction these people get when stealing. The reason why I’m venting my hatred towards thieves is because I’ve had my own share of bad experience from them – as a matter of fact, I’ve been robbed horribly twice during my high school years. TWICE! I know it may seem that I’m overreacting, but wait until you find out which belongings of mine have been stolen...

Let’s rewind back freshman year, shall we?

It was a typical after-school day; I was already at the girl’s freshman gym locker at that time, getting ready for lacrosse practice. There are more than a dozen of girls that were changing from their school attires to their practice clothes – that also includes me, of course. But anyways, it was just a typical day for me. But little did I know that I was about to get robbed by some scummy person that day. So after lacrosse practice, I come back to the locker room; I gathered all my things, changed into fresh clothes before heading out to the late bus. While I was in the bus, waiting for it to leave the school; I searched for my iTouch that my parents got me for my birthday just a little over a month ago to listen to my music, but I couldn’t find it at all. I searched through all my bags, but I had no luck. At that time, I was only just a freshman so I didn’t really have a ride home except for the bus. I wanted to go back to the locker room, hoping that I’d be able to find my beloved iTouch in the locker room, yet I don’t want the bus leaving me with no ride home at the same time. I was split between going home and finding my iTouch. But the iTouch was much more valuable to me that I didn’t care if the bus left without me. And so I left the bus and went back to the locker room. I searched every corner of, but I was left with nothing to find. I also realized that my iTouch was not the only thing that had been stolen from me that day. My wristwatch that my dad bought me as a present for my 8th  graduation, which cost at least $100, was also stolen as well as my perfume and money. I was happy that the Tiffany necklace that my mom bought me wasn’t stolen. The necklace was just as valuable as my iTouch and my wristwatch, so I was at least a bit happy that the necklace wasn’t stolen.

But it wasn’t even like I was the only one who left their stuff out in the open. Every girl in the locker leaves their belongings out, because who would really steal, right? Well we were proven wrong. Among us, was a thief -- or were thieves. I just found out a couple of days later that a girl had her pair of Uggs stolen as well as another girl’s pants. Who would steal someone else’s clothes, especially someone else’s pants?!

From then on, I stopped leaving my things out in the open because I was afraid that someone would go through my bag and steal again. I was pretty lucky that I didn’t have anything stolen from then on until just recently...

Someone stole my money that was folded and tucked in my wallet -- which was also beneath million other things that were in my bag -- in the locker room...AGAIN. The amount of money stolen from me wasn’t just a simple $5, $10, or $20. It was $122. Any person who had that much money stolen from them would feel horribly. I know I did because I was pretty much stopping myself from bawling my eyes out. I was terribly upset, my heart sinking just by thinking of the amount. I don’t usually cry over money because it’s just money, but that was just such a huge amount that I was saving it up for any expenses I will need in college. It was basically my birthday/graduation money from my godmother that I haven’t seen in awhile and to just have it stolen from me just like that; it’s horrible.

I refused to tell my parents because I know that they’ll be screaming at me for my stupidness of leaving such a huge amount of money out in the open as just like that. I recognize my fault as I should’ve been more cautious of the amount of money I was carrying and that I should’ve put it inside a locker. It was pretty much my fault, someone just took interest in it. But it wasn’t like I intended to do so. I rarely splurge my money, I spend it on things that I want and actually need and because of that, I barely open my wallet. And because of that, I forgot how much money I had in my wallet. I didn’t think that anyone would steal from me because what is there to steal from me? I don’t carry money with me most of the time, so the time that I had actual money, I forgot to put my bag in a locker. I intended to put that $122 away, but it just slipped my mind. That was pretty stupid of me too.

I just hope that whoever stole my money will have karma bite them in the end. Seriously, I really do despise thieves. UGHHHHH!!!

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