Jan 24, 2009

I was supposed to spend the morning at work today making screens. One of the services that we offer is rescreening window screens and making new screens. The emphasis is on supposed to, because I only got two done, rather than the five or so the boss had in mind. A woman came in at a bit after seven with a broken window and two mangled window screens in hand. She had been the victim of a burglary. The thieves pried one screen off and then couldn't get the window to open, so they moved on to another This time, after prying off the screen and ruining it, they just mashed the window and reached in to unlock the window. No sooner than I had her window fixed, two gentlemen came in with two broken windows, also from a break in. I checked the Hooterville Police Website and found that in 2008 in the two square mile police beat that includes our store, there were 129 burglaries where the cretins forced their way in. That's a lot of break ins. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

11 comments:

Avid Reader said...

That is a lot of break ins? do you have a lot of *methy looking thugs locally? (very thin and nervous, will steal for meth)

Avid Reader said...

Er, I meant that question mark to be an exclamation mark.

edward said...

"Two mangled window screens in hand is better than two mangled hands in the window screen."
-- L. Elrem Deens

Megan said...

Yoiks. That is a lot of break-ins - and in such a small area, too.

I've got bars on all my windows.

Coffee Messiah said...

Now that's too sad, on all counts!
; (

tut-tut said...

too many break-ins! Can you call your local patrol and ask to have them increase their activity in your neighborhood?

Kurt said...

We have the bars.

Annie Ha said...

When I was a kid our house got robbed... they came in the same way... maybe one of us just might have left the upstairs bathroom window open... who knew they'd climb up that far?

bella rum said...

Wow!

Squirrel said...

Once when we were staying in a hotel, a hotel employee (with hotel uniform on, & keys) came in very quietly in the middle of the night to look for our wallets I suppose. As soon as she realized she'd woken us, she ran out, keys jangling. The hotel denied it ever happened, told us we must have been dreaming it.

Squirrel said...

very pricey hotel, too. what's this world coming to?
:)