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« on: July 28, 2008, 04:17:10 PM »

This weekend I had to travel to California for a professional geologist licensure exam review course and returned home late last night following countless delays at the airport (I can fly all over the country without a problem, but for some reason I have yet to have a flight leave California on time).  My wife and I returned home fairly late, we walked the dogs for a bit before bed, and drifted off to sleep a little after midnight. 

This morning I stepped outside with the dogs for their morning bathroom break and found two police officers looking over a neighbor's car.  I didn't think much about it as I walked the dogs around the corner, and because the officers never approached me I didn't even consider that their presence could have anything to do with me or my wife.  I fed the dogs, grabbed my keys, and headed out to my car.  I waved to the police officers simply to be polite, hopped in my car, and left for work. 

Not long after I arrived at the office I received a call from my wife.  She asked if I noticed anything unusual when I left for work.  Other than the police officers, who seemed a bit interested in our neighbor's car, I didn't notice anything else.  Apparently late last night someone went down the north side of our street and shattered the driver's window of each and every car down the row, including my wife's car.  Not a single item was stolen from any of the cars, making it seem as if the vandalism was committed simply for the sake of committing vandalism.  Fortunately no cars were touched along the south side of our street, which is where I park my car.  If I would have heard the alarm go off and found someone vandalizing my car, odds are the police would have been there for meicon_mad   

Fortunately we have auto glass insurance (in Arizona, cracked windshields are rather common due to excessive heat and rocks kicked up on the highway, so free auto glass replacement is almost a must), so the window will be replaced free of charge.  However, my wife has a fair bit of glass to clean out of her car, she has to wait for the auto glass technician, who can't be on-site until between 1pm and 5pm, and she has a number of pressing issues to handle at the office.  Not to mention that once the glass is replaced, what might the likelihood be that this could happen again?  Perhaps to the other side of the street?

What the hell is wrong with people that they consider this to be acceptable behavior, never weighing the impact their idiocy might have on normal, middle-class people who have to go to work on Monday morning, some not necessarily having the money to repair the damage they've caused?  I am livid and nauseous, not because of the damage itself (after all, I am PeteRock, so cost isn't an issue Fabulous), but because someone destroyed some of our property without any consideration for the owners, thinking that this is acceptable behavior.  Also, I could accept having left something of value in plain view in my wife's car which may have enticed a would-be thief, but this was a completely random act of vandalism.  There was no reasoning behind it, making me even less comfortable with what has taken place and the potential likelihood of it happening again.  Not to mention the severity of the damage.  Glass can be replaced.  But what about keying the side of my car, or my wife's car?  That kind of damage is not easily repaired.

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 04:21:55 PM »

you should borrow one of Hetz's two garages  icon_wink  sorry to hear about your wife's window.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 04:24:45 PM »

Yeah, Pete.  That sucks.  I've had a tire slashed in the same fashion.  They did it to EVERY fucking car in the apartments parking lot.   mad

Usually, when this shit does happen, it rarely happens in the same place twice as the vandals know that people are going to be on the lookout for repeat offenses.

Best of luck to you, mate.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 04:38:56 PM »

This seems to be a common problem. At the last HOA meeting there was a discussion of this happening because the neighborhood teens are bored. My car goes in the garage every night to reduce this kind of random vandalism.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 05:20:50 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 04:38:56 PM

This seems to be a common problem. At the last HOA meeting there was a discussion of this happening because the neighborhood teens are bored. My car goes in the garage every night to reduce this kind of random vandalism.

Unfortunately we don't have a garage and only one covered space in the community's parking area.  I don't think any cars were damaged in the community parking areas, so perhaps we'll go back to parking there, even though it's a bit of a walk.  Regardless, when I grew up we never even considered acts of vandalism as a way to pass the time, especially on this scale.  All I can do is continue to think to myself, "WTF?"  When the hell did vandalism become a hobby to combat boredom?  At least it was something replacable, and it won't cost us anything outside of time and frustration.  But if I were to ask "why" and receive an answer along the lines of "I don't know, I was just bored", I might have some difficulty controlling my actions. 

I almost hope it happens again, as long as I hear it happen in time.   ninja2
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 05:31:23 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 05:20:50 PM


I almost hope it happens again, as long as I hear it happen in time.   ninja2

I know that this doesn't compare to what happened to you, but within the last couple of days, someone apparently let their dog shit in my front yard and just walked away.  I hope that I see the fucker do it if it happens again.   mad
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 05:34:12 PM »

Happens all the time.

Be glad your car wasn't egged in the middle of winter like our was... when I was in the hosopital. Totally destroyed the paint job and made our nice looking car go from nice, to trailer trash car.  Insurance would not cover it since we had PLPD.

I've also had smashed windows at 3 locations over the years.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 05:41:35 PM »

I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that PeteRock, of all people, doesn't have a garage.  I guess my mind's eye had pictured a pristine sanctuary in which each individual platinum screwdriver and gold-plated hammer (with "Property of Pete" lovingly etched on the handle) hung on it's own labeled section of the wall.  Each power tool sitting on it's own pedestal under a locked glass enclosure, with various colored spotlights providing each with just enough backlight to look fabulous.  I'm so disappointed, Pete.  slywink

I feel your pain though.  Mrs. Gratch had her window busted out in a parking lot in much the same manner.  Cost $250 that I really couldn't afford to replace it, all because some little douchebags got bored.  Buncha savages in this town.

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I know that this doesn't compare to what happened to you, but within the last couple of days, someone apparently let their dog shit in my front yard and just walked away.  I hope that I see the fucker do it if it happens again.

That's a daily occurrence in our neighborhood.  Most of the fucktards around here just let their dogs roam the street and shit wherever they want.  I am constantly appalled at the doggie parenting (or lack thereof) from the people on my street. 

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2008, 05:43:50 PM »

I hate that kind of crap. I got in my car a few days ago and smelled cigarette smoke. I don't smoke, so I looked around. Evidently someone smoked by my car and some cigarette ash made it in my cracked window. I brushed it out and was a little perturbed, but chalked it up to a breezy day.

A few days later I was reaching for something on the floor and noticed a cigarette butt. So, it wasn't some wayward ash that made its way in my car, but some asshole who had dropped a butt in my window. I'm guessing they had the decency to put the butt out before dropping it in, but, DAMN. That was lame.

Not as bad as a bunch of broken windows, but it bugged me. Good luck with your situation, PR.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 05:46:15 PM »

When I first moved to Chicago, a friend who was already here told me that his street was nicknamed "Glass Alley".  When I asked him why, he just walked me outside and showed me broken glass in the gutter from the numerous broken car windows that thieves left behind.  Since garages weren't really an option in that area, residents had kind of grown to accept that their windshields were going to be broken sooner rather than later, and that their cars were going to get ransacked.   icon_mad
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 05:47:50 PM »

Quote from: lildrgn on July 28, 2008, 05:43:50 PM

I hate that kind of crap. I got in my car a few days ago and smelled cigarette smoke. I don't smoke, so I looked around. Evidently someone smoked by my car and some cigarette ash made it in my cracked window. I brushed it out and was a little perturbed, but chalked it up to a breezy day.

A few days later I was reaching for something on the floor and noticed a cigarette butt. So, it wasn't some wayward ash that made its way in my car, but some asshole who had dropped a butt in my window. I'm guessing they had the decency to put the butt out before dropping it in, but, DAMN. That was lame.

I think I'd rather have the busted window.  There would be murders if someone did that to my car.
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2008, 05:49:55 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on July 28, 2008, 05:41:35 PM


 I am constantly appalled at the doggie parenting (or lack thereof) from the people on my street. 


That happens everywhere, apparently.  I was walking with my daughter the other day, and some guy was walking with his kid and a small dog.  His dog saw my daughter and started barking and running straight at her.  I got in between her and the dog, and when the dog saw that I meant to punt it halfway to the next state, it stopped and ran back to its owner.  The guy had to nerve to start talking shit to me!  I told him that I didn't know whether to dog intended to lick or bite my daughter, and I had no intention on finding out.  I told him to put the dog on a leash unless he wanted it to make friends with my foot.  Things would have probably escalated if it were not for the fact that both of us had our kids there.  As it was, we just walked away grumpier than we were before it happened.   mad
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2008, 05:50:42 PM »

A vandal in my generally fine neighborhood severely bent my '96 Corolla's manually-retractable car antenna *twice* in the space of a few months. The first time, the vandal bent it in a pretzel. The antenna is not flimsy by the way. It takes an awful lot of force to bend it at all, and there was no way to "un" bend it. This was in a crowded neighborhood outside our condo building, not maybe 20 yards from the front of our building.

I had a dealer replace it for something like $300. Most of the problem was peeling back parts of the car's interior to get the new antenna in place.

So after fixing it, I basically kept the antenna retracted (the radio worked surprisingly well without the antenna extended, in most places).

And then, I came out to my car another day and *boom*. This time someone had pulled the retracted antenna out, and then bent it across nearly the length of my windshield. With much effort, I was able to retract it most of the way into its antenna-sheath (about the last 18 inches can't go in). This time, I didn't bother replacing it. I reported it to the police both times, but it was always, "Did you have an argument with anyone in your neighborhood?" I hadn't. This was all about 5 years ago, but it still ticks me off when I think about it. The radio works fine, and to this day, the antenna is still sticking out, bent up, of its sheath.

I assume it was just some neighborhood kid who hopefully has grown up and moved on. I just couldn't understand why they did it to my car and none of the cars next to it (many of which are far fancier). But then I thought, why am I trying to attribute "reasoning" to a vandal.  disgust
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 05:52:28 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on July 28, 2008, 05:41:35 PM

I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that PeteRock, of all people, doesn't have a garage. 

I'm havig trouble wrapping my brain around anyone living in arizona without a garage. I couldn't do it in Dallas, I can't imagine it in Phoenix.
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 05:55:56 PM »

Sorry to hear about your wife's car, Pete. As someone who's car has been broken in the past--glass was smashed on one of them--I understand the pissed-off feeling. Hell, it still occasionally gets me pissed off. I have fantasies of someone breaking into my car and I go all 'Hostel' on them.
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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2008, 05:57:19 PM »

If only death was a more common punishment, crap like this wouldn't happen.

And I'm surprised too that you don't have a garage, PeteRock. I do, and I'm in a small townhouse/apartment complex myself. I don't have much maneuvering room to get in and out of the place, but I have one.
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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2008, 05:59:38 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 28, 2008, 05:31:23 PM

someone apparently let their dog shit in my front yard and just walked away.  I hope that I see the fucker do it if it happens again.   mad

We just installed 6 dog stations around our development. You can still find dog poo within 5 feet of the damn trashcan that includes little bags to clean up after your dog.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2008, 06:07:59 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on July 28, 2008, 05:49:55 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 28, 2008, 05:41:35 PM


 I am constantly appalled at the doggie parenting (or lack thereof) from the people on my street. 


That happens everywhere, apparently.  I was walking with my daughter the other day, and some guy was walking with his kid and a small dog.  His dog saw my daughter and started barking and running straight at her.  I got in between her and the dog, and when the dog saw that I meant to punt it halfway to the next state, it stopped and ran back to its owner.  The guy had to nerve to start talking shit to me!  I told him that I didn't know whether to dog intended to lick or bite my daughter, and I had no intention on finding out.  I told him to put the dog on a leash unless he wanted it to make friends with my foot.  Things would have probably escalated if it were not for the fact that both of us had our kids there.  As it was, we just walked away grumpier than we were before it happened.   mad

I once chased someone down the street after their dog shat right in front of my house in plain view.  I stopped the owner, politely said hello, and then handed them a plastic bag and kindly explained that I understood the inconvenience of not having a plastic bag with you when your dog has to go to the bathroom as I have two dogs of my own and have experienced a similar situation.  I then offered one of my spare plastic bags out of consideration for their predicament.  She had the nerve to indicate that she had no idea what I was talking about and tried to continue walking.  I followed along with her for a bit, simply smiling and walking casually along, and when she asked what the hell I was doing I felt that it might be a good time to offer a clearer explanation.

This time I was a little less polite in terms of word choice, but the delivery was just as casual.  I said that I was simply following her home so that when I cleaned up her dog's shit from in front of my fucking home I would know which front door to smear it all over.  She cleaned up her dog's shit.  And never walked in front of my home again. 

I also have zero tolerance for poor pet parenting.  I expect other pet owners to show me, my property, and my dogs the same level of courtesy I show others in the strict training of my own dogs.  But rarely is that the case. 

I really hate the fuckers who let their dogs shit in a dog park and don't clean it up.  The response I get is usually, "This is a dog park."  The last time I actually escorted the offender to the sign in front of the park indicating what they are to do with their pet's waste.  I offered to clean it up for them, but added that they probably weren't going to like what I planned to do with it once I cleaned it up. 

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I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that PeteRock, of all people, doesn't have a garage. 

I'm havig trouble wrapping my brain around anyone living in arizona without a garage. I couldn't do it in Dallas, I can't imagine it in Phoenix.

We have a townhouse.  No garage and no yard.  However we do have covered parking within the community.  Our dollar would have gone much farther if we were willing to live a fair distance from civilization, but we purchased property in a more developed area understanding that our living space would be a little smaller and more restricted but we'd have more efficient access to what we enjoy. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008, 06:14:52 PM »

Nothing pisses me off more than people who have no respect for other people's property.

Obviously Pete's situation is an extreme example, but my personal pet peeve is people who hit my fing car with their car door. I recently had this happen to me at work, and it irritates me to no end. What kind of person thinks its ok to slam their door into another person's car, then just walk away leaving a dent/scratch.  finger
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2008, 06:16:48 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 05:59:38 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 28, 2008, 05:31:23 PM

someone apparently let their dog shit in my front yard and just walked away.  I hope that I see the fucker do it if it happens again.   mad

We just installed 6 dog stations around our development. You can still find dog poo within 5 feet of the damn trashcan that includes little bags to clean up after your dog.

Is there not a fine against this in your cities? There's a hefty fine for it where I live in and I can say it's rarely an issue. E.g. my condo back ends on to a public walkway where people walk dogs constantly; dawn to dusk. I can comfortably say you'd have to search long and hard for a dog turd amongst the walkway or the fields on either side. We have the dog stations too, where anyone can deposit their recycled bags..
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2008, 06:23:00 PM »

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Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 05:20:50 PM


I almost hope it happens again, as long as I hear it happen in time.   ninja2

I know that this doesn't compare to what happened to you, but within the last couple of days, someone apparently let their dog shit in my front yard and just walked away.  I hope that I see the fucker do it if it happens again.   mad

Yeah; shit on their dog next time.

As to your situation peterock, might I suggest one of these?

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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2008, 06:27:21 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on July 28, 2008, 06:16:48 PM

Is there not a fine against this in your cities? There's a hefty fine for it where I live in and I can say it's rarely an issue. E.g. my condo back ends on to a public walkway where people walk dogs constantly; dawn to dusk. I can comfortably say you'd have to search long and hard for a dog turd amongst the walkway or the fields on either side. We have the dog stations too, where anyone can deposit their recycled bags..

Sure there's a fine, but what's the chances that a cop will be driving by just as your dog drops a load and you walk away without cleaning it up and said cop is willing to stop and issue the fine?
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2008, 07:22:12 PM »

Know what bullshit answer I got from the cops when this happened to me Pete?

"Well, it's Summer and the school year is about to start.  These things happen - they are just letting off steam."

Yep, our tax dollars hard at work.
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2008, 07:45:07 PM »

You should let off steam on the cruiser. Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2008, 07:49:42 PM »

Quote from: madpeon on July 28, 2008, 06:14:52 PM

Nothing pisses me off more than people who have no respect for other people's property.

Obviously Pete's situation is an extreme example, but my personal pet peeve is people who hit my fing car with their car door. I recently had this happen to me at work, and it irritates me to no end. What kind of person thinks its ok to slam their door into another person's car, then just walk away leaving a dent/scratch.  finger

Oh, that pisses me off as well.  The day after I waxed my car I stopped at the grocery on my way home from work.  I parked it purposefully away from any other cars, shopping cart return stations, trees, etc.  When I came out from the store there was a shopping cart up against my rear passenger door.  The only fucking car in the area.  You would have had to purposefully push your cart over to my car in order to hit it.  I swore throughout the entire walk back to my car and threw the shopping cart across the parking lot while M-Fing the world.

I also cannot even begin to understand people who find no problem with opening their car door until it hits the car next to them.  Just because your poor ass can't afford more than the piece of shit you currently push to work every day doesn't give you the right to damage anyone else's property.  I have a Mazda 3.  It is a fairly small car.  I make it a point to park in the dead-center of a parking space in order to make sure that cars on either side have more than enough room.  And yet almost every time I return to my car I find that some asshat has parked so close that they're in my fucking parking spot and you can't even open the door.  WTF?  There is almost always a mark where they hit my door.  Mother.  Fucker.  

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Know what bullshit answer I got from the cops when this happened to me Pete?

"Well, it's Summer and the school year is about to start.  These things happen - they are just letting off steam."

Yep, our tax dollars hard at work.

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« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2008, 07:51:03 PM »

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You should let off steam on the cruiser. Tongue

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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2008, 07:58:25 PM »

My wife just sent me an email explaining how the morning played out.

Apparently our vacuum shat the bed and no longer works, making it impossible for my wife to clean the glass out of her car.  But she was fed up with being stuck at home waiting for the auto glass company to show and needed to get to the office.  So she relayed to me how she bashed out the remaining glass "like a gangster", brushed all of the broken glass off of the driver's seat, and "drove the bitch to work."  Apparently the only way she could have made how she bashed out the remaining glass any more "gangster" would have been to do so with the butt of her gat.  Her words, not mine.   icon_lol  At least she has a sense of humor about it.  
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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2008, 08:00:49 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 28, 2008, 07:54:40 PM

I'm concerned when you look up words like groinstomp, Ron.

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You should be more concerned that I didn't have to look it up - I had downloaded that long long ago. slywink
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« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2008, 08:01:16 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 07:58:25 PM

My wife just sent me an email explaining how the morning played out.

Apparently our vacuum shat the bed and no longer works, making it impossible for my wife to clean the glass out of her car.  But she was fed up with being stuck at home waiting for the auto glass company to show and needed to get to the office.  So she relayed to me how she bashed out the remaining glass "like a gangster", brushed all of the broken glass off of the driver's seat, and "drove the bitch to work."  Apparently the only way she could have made how she bashed out the remaining glass any more "gangster" would have been to do so with the butt of her gat.  Her words, not mine.   icon_lol  At least she has a sense of humor about it.  

Tell Jaime that the next time we come over I expect to see a red do-rag hanging out her back pocket. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2008, 08:04:24 PM »

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Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 07:58:25 PM

My wife just sent me an email explaining how the morning played out.

Apparently our vacuum shat the bed and no longer works, making it impossible for my wife to clean the glass out of her car.  But she was fed up with being stuck at home waiting for the auto glass company to show and needed to get to the office.  So she relayed to me how she bashed out the remaining glass "like a gangster", brushed all of the broken glass off of the driver's seat, and "drove the bitch to work."  Apparently the only way she could have made how she bashed out the remaining glass any more "gangster" would have been to do so with the butt of her gat.  Her words, not mine.   icon_lol  At least she has a sense of humor about it.  

Tell Jaime that the next time we come over I expect to see a red do-rag hanging out her back pocket. 

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« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2008, 08:10:41 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 07:58:25 PM

My wife just sent me an email explaining how the morning played out.

Apparently our vacuum shat the bed and no longer works, making it impossible for my wife to clean the glass out of her car.  But she was fed up with being stuck at home waiting for the auto glass company to show and needed to get to the office.  So she relayed to me how she bashed out the remaining glass "like a gangster", brushed all of the broken glass off of the driver's seat, and "drove the bitch to work."  Apparently the only way she could have made how she bashed out the remaining glass any more "gangster" would have been to do so with the butt of her gat.  Her words, not mine.   icon_lol  At least she has a sense of humor about it.  

You illustrate that it has done two things; the two tasks that seem to be mutually exclusive and for the purposes of this post we are going to ignore the second task as it is clearly not related (you are sugarcookie; you know how to type so I can't imagine this was a literary accident that the two are not conjoined).

Your vacuum dispensed feces on your bed?

Two questions jump to mind:
1) To what purpose was the vacuum in the bed in the first place?
2) Is it just corn jamming up the motor?

The less obvious questions are:
"What exactly did you do to the vacuum that it would take revenge by crapping in your bed" (see Trainspotting)
"If your sucking machine is bag-less, does it really maintain good suction?"
and lastly
"Was the drugstore closed or did you not pay your water bill? Home remedies rarely work they way you intend."
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2008, 08:14:01 PM »

A couple years ago someone went down our alley with a can of spray paint.  I was lucky that they barely hit my car and that the paint pretty much matched the paint that was on the car to begin with, the other two cars we had parked out there weren't so lucky. frown  Senseless shit like that certainly does suck.
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« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2008, 08:15:34 PM »

In elmwood, a low-rent neighborhood I cycle through twice daily, they frequently have this type of activity. I also see it in the richer parts of Winnipeg. It doesn't happen too often in ours though.
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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2008, 09:27:00 PM »

several years ago some kids went through our neighborhood throwing bricks...which they got from a nearby house that was being built.....fucking pricks......
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« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2008, 09:52:08 PM »

I understand that as law abiding citizens we are more concerned about private property than during our mispent youths. Is everyone here saying they didn't do some of this stuff while growing up? I'm not proud of it, but I did my share of egg throwing and random destruction. One time the guy caught me and dragged me over to his car to clean the egg off.  icon_redface
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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2008, 10:05:13 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 09:52:08 PM

I understand that as law abiding citizens we are more concerned about private property than during our mispent youths. Is everyone here saying they didn't do some of this stuff while growing up? I'm not proud of it, but I did my share of egg throwing and random destruction. One time the guy caught me and dragged me over to his car to clean the egg off.  icon_redface

I never intentionally broke a window, stole from a parked car, ran shopping carts into parked cars, etc.  In the fall months we would occasionally go "tick-tacking", which usually consisted of throwing handfulls of corn at neighborhood houses and then running off into the dark, but outside of that we were too busy playing basketball, football, baseball, bicycling, etc.  I also worked 30 to 40 hours a week at a local grocery while in middle school and high school, so there wasn't much time for me to get into trouble.  I actually learned to dislike people who found vandalism to be entertaining because it typically meant problems for me at work, like wiping soap from the windows, cleaning up broken glass, etc.  Granted, I did once accidentally set my friend's back yard on fire (yes, the whole yard), but the fire department made sure to keep it at bay on our behalf.   ninja
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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2008, 10:09:50 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 10:05:13 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 09:52:08 PM

I understand that as law abiding citizens we are more concerned about private property than during our mispent youths. Is everyone here saying they didn't do some of this stuff while growing up? I'm not proud of it, but I did my share of egg throwing and random destruction. One time the guy caught me and dragged me over to his car to clean the egg off.  icon_redface

I never intentionally broke a window, stole from a parked car, ran shopping carts into parked cars, etc.  In the fall months we would occasionally go "tick-tacking", which usually consisted of throwing handfulls of corn at neighborhood houses and then running off into the dark, but outside of that we were too busy playing basketball, football, baseball, bicycling, etc.  I also worked 30 to 40 hours a week at a local grocery while in middle school and high school, so there wasn't much time for me to get into trouble.  I actually learned to dislike people who found vandalism to be entertaining because it typically meant problems for me at work, like wiping soap from the windows, cleaning up broken glass, etc.  Granted, I did once accidentally set my friend's back yard on fire (yes, the whole yard), but the fire department made sure to keep it at bay on our behalf.   ninja

Yeah, but we're aching to know is when did you get your first manicure and facial?  icon_razz
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« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2008, 10:11:18 PM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on July 28, 2008, 10:09:50 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 10:05:13 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 09:52:08 PM

I understand that as law abiding citizens we are more concerned about private property than during our mispent youths. Is everyone here saying they didn't do some of this stuff while growing up? I'm not proud of it, but I did my share of egg throwing and random destruction. One time the guy caught me and dragged me over to his car to clean the egg off.  icon_redface

I never intentionally broke a window, stole from a parked car, ran shopping carts into parked cars, etc.  In the fall months we would occasionally go "tick-tacking", which usually consisted of throwing handfulls of corn at neighborhood houses and then running off into the dark, but outside of that we were too busy playing basketball, football, baseball, bicycling, etc.  I also worked 30 to 40 hours a week at a local grocery while in middle school and high school, so there wasn't much time for me to get into trouble.  I actually learned to dislike people who found vandalism to be entertaining because it typically meant problems for me at work, like wiping soap from the windows, cleaning up broken glass, etc.  Granted, I did once accidentally set my friend's back yard on fire (yes, the whole yard), but the fire department made sure to keep it at bay on our behalf.   ninja

Yeah, but we're aching to know is when did you get your first manicure and facial?  icon_razz

Why else do you think I would work so many hours at such an early age?  Beauty products aren't cheap. 
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