So last night I went food shopping, and then stopped at my pops house to eat a sandwich i had bought for dinner.(i live outside of town a little ways) he has lived in the same spot for @ 12 years, and it has always been quiet, and i have done stupid shit like leaving my windows open all night, truck open w/ gear in it, boat on it etc... in the middle of Santa Fe, down Agua Fria. So... not a big deal, i did lock my truck as i do when i have the presence of mind,but the camper shell lock is a little loose, like you can pull open the rear window an inch or so. it needs to be re-adjusted (and bent back into shape now.) so while i was obliviously eating my sandwich and reading the paper, Some F@#^n crackhead of some type yanked on my back window until it bent the mechanism, and opened, and stole 4 of 6 bags of groceries,probably $150 worth of shit. So that sucks... but.... they *luckily* didn't notice my Tele skis, snowboard (both going for a tune) and my new down jacket, AND my 14"pelican case first aid Kit, and all my Volunteer FD stuff.
So there was a Crackhead (or three) Eating or some gourmet shit from whole foods last night ... rottisserie chicken, a couple bottles of wine, Brie, olives, a bunch of fresh veggies, gardenburgers, yogurt, (obviously i am bad at shopping conservatively) and after i was done bieng pissed about it I had to laugh, Thinking about whomever trying to figure out how to deal and cook raw salmon, halibut, and whatever other random shit i got (brown Rice vinegar?) It is actually a shame. i hope those fuckers needed that food more than i did, and that they don't waste most of it.
So the point of this story besides venting a little is too add to the 'opportunistic thieves' theory. i looked, and none of the other (securely locked) cars on my street had been messed with. Breaking a window is quick, but it is highly commiting, and loud. I guess i am lucky living in NM (VS CO or CA)most people (criminal types that is) don't know a drytop, a paddle or any other gear from their ass or a hole in the ground. Last time my truck got broken into, they slid open a side window that the latch had broken on, and once again ignored most of my boating gear, but they did take my pelican box, my favorite Carhartts and EMS pants that time (i actually got most of it it back, despite the low % of a chance in hell that that ever happens.)
I have since put a metal bar in the window to keep it closed, and i even drilled a eye bolt through the tailgate to padlock the back shut ( a questionable idea, since it F#%ed up my tailgate latch, and of course i didn't have the padlock on last night, since it requires effort, and i seem to only use it in "high risk situations" which can obviously be anywhere...)
So anyway i do also have a combination cable lock for my boats, which worked well in CA/Baja, if only to stop the oportunists. As my dad says, "Trust in the goodness of the world, but lock your S#!t up." don't leave anything to chance.
And May all Theiving Crackheads get Salmonella, Ghona-herp-asyphill-aids, crotchrot and founder in their own worthlessness...... unless they truly were starving and needed that food,(not likely) in which case i hope it sustains them long enough to get a Flippin' JOB.... and thanks for bieng too stupid or hungry or whatever to take my downhill sliding apparati. you can HAVE that stupid chicken, and i'll still have my way of staying sane and happy.......
... hope this provides a little amusement, cuz writing is better than getting a baseball bat or a gun and doing something stupid....