Tuesday, January 20, 2009

People Suck

Maybe not all of them. I know quite a few outstanding people who obviously don't suck. However, I am increasingly aware of how much a lot of people really do suck. Particularly people who steal and do other crappy things. I feel inundated with the suckiness of people lately.

Back in August my mom's car window got smashed and her purse stolen in the parking lot of the restaurant she was dining at on her birthday... the good news, they caught the woman who used her credit cards, wrote her checks, used my mother's ID as her own (after laminating her own picture on the top of moms.) It took three months, but they were finally able to press charges. I don't know if and how long she'll spend in jail but I hope it's awhile. Cause she sucks.

Then I heard about a poor man that got beaten up on Christmas Eve at his CHURCH... not just any church, but the one my friend Sue at My Party of Six attends. She was obviously shaken up, but then some other sucky person accessed her bank account and cleaned it out on Christmas Day. She wrote all about it here. I don't know if they caught either of the criminals in those instances but I SURE hope so. They SUCK. (Sue, if you read this please let me know. I hope they all rot in jail, or worse, really.)

Recently, we got a note from the school about a bunch of "smash and grab" robberies in the area. Primarily at gyms, and even the SCHOOL. So I had fair warning not to leave my purse in the car. I heeded it too. I quit leaving my purse in the car anywhere. Not even in my own driveway. Because people suck and it was time for me to come to grips with that fact whether I wanted to or not. Except that this past Sunday, I forgot. I was lucky, no one smashed my windshield. I would say with 95% certainty that the car was locked as we ALWAYS lock it, but maybe there was some weird thing that prevented it from locking. I was lucky that they didn't take my entire purse, leaving me with nothing to see. They did go through everything and take a few credit cards and my cell phone. They left behind our GPS, the DVD player that was still in the car from vacation. They opened the glove box, but did not take anything (nothing of value in there anyway.) They also got into the cars across the street, but fortunately they didn't have anything in them that these guys wanted.

I am lucky. My story compared to the first two is nothing. I was really spared a whole lot of grief. I cancelled the missing credit cards before any major damage was done. They did manage to get gas at a nearby station before I called it in though. The police are investigating, but the station they used doesn't have outdoor surveillance cameras. My guess is this is some stupid teenagers out having some screwed up idea of fun. I hope they outgrow it. Because right now, they suck.

I need some help. My view of people in general is a little negative right now. Do you have an uplifting story to show me this stuff is not as common as I feel it is at this moment? If so PLEASE share either in the comments section or email me! I need to feel optimistic again, and right now it's just not happening.


Anonymous said...

Oh, what a bad thing!! I'm so sorry!!!

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Oh that does suck! I'm glad your window wasn't smashed, but it's still a violation. I hate that... and think it will probably only get worse as the economy worsens.

We JUST got everything back online with our computer - $300 later - which is better than the losing the thousands that were in our bank account, but still!

One good thing - the police DID catch the guy who beat up the man outside our church. But the man is STILL in the hospital trying to recover.

I've been in a Mean People Suck funk for awhile. :-( Sorry you are joining me.

Astarte said...

I can't think of a huge story to lift you out of your funk off the top of my head, but I understand your upset! I've been really consciously trying to be extra-nice to people lately, to combat the suckiness-funk that I think a lot of people are in. Really, I think it's the economy that is driving all the petty crime, and hopefully that will get better soon. Hang in there, girlfriend!

Rebecca said...

Sue did they catch the creeps who robbed you? I sure hope so... did they find anything on your computer?

Rebecca said...

Astarte- I love your idea of being extra nice to people. I am definitely going to try that!

Adam and Lisa said...

Rebecca- I am so sorry this happened to you! I have had my wallet stolen in college and things taken from my luggage when going home after Christmas. I can understand how violated and frustrated you feel. It is a terrible thing and I totally feel for you. Some people just really suck, but there are people that don't. Just hang in there and try focusing on the good things (ie didn't steal your dvd player, etc) and I promise you will feel better in a little while.

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Nope. No luck on catching the person who hacked our computer. Even the computer specialists couldn't find the evil file on my hard drive. :-(

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