Last week a local news report warned residents that car theft in the area is up.
We all know what that means...I'm somewhere on the hit list.
But I'm trying to avoid this inevitable fate.
The police chief said it was primarily due to people leaving their keys in their car. This I do not do. Yes, I know I did this once in D.C. - and it was the only time my car should have been stolen but wasn't.
Here people leave their keys in the ignition - with the car running. Particularly in the winter when you don't want to warm/defrost your car again after a five minute trip into the post office. I guess thieves are just now catching on that if ever there was a time to get the job done, this might be it.
Car theft/damage hit close to home a few weeks ago when my coworker's girlfriend's car was broken in to. Her purse, iPod, credit cards, phone, everything was gone. They left the car, however.
Being a victim of stolen purses, and stolen cars, and sometimes the two together...I could sympathize.
The cop told my coworker that car theft and burglary was on the rise, and there had been a rash of incidents recently around town.
I know I am an absolute magnet for theft, but I am determined to turn my fate around. They will not get me! Not this time! Not in this town...!
Do you hear me...um...fate?