"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Get a Friggin' Job, Assholes!

I don't live in the best neighborhood. But, that is why I am able to afford such a large, beautiful, affordable duplex, that accepts my 5 pets at no extra cost, a mere 6 miles from work!

Latley, the crime around here, is ridiculous! Shootings, muggings, local restaurants, and fast food chains being held up for stupid amounts of money (often less than $100) And even a bank was held up in the past two months.

This all hit too close to home when acquantences that live about 6 blocks away had their house burglarized between 9 and 11 am this week. Some assholes kicked down their back door, and took their gaming systems, TV, jewelry. Turns out, their entire block was victem to these "pillow case" bandits.

Yes, times are hard. Jobs may be scarce, but that does not entitle any one person to steal from their fellow man! You struggle, and work hard like most honest people on this earth seem to do!

I don't have a lot, but what I do have, took me my entire adult life to acquire. I had to work two jobs for over 4 years to get out of a debt hole, and regain financial stability. I didn't enjoy it. But it never crossed my mind to rob an innocent, hard-working person, or a business to get myself out of debt.

I think it's disgusting that some thugs feel they are entitled to what you have, just because they are too lazy to work hard for it. Or, because they chose to dabble in drugs, and now have an addiction that they cannot support.

After being a renter for many years, I finally broke down and got insurance. I can no longer live inside my fantasy world where everyone respects each other, and minds their own business.  I'm now living under the assumption that "people are assholes".


White Space said...

It's true - most people are assholes. Have a look at your home and think how you would get in if you were locked out as that is usually how they will get in. Make sure you have insurance, have beware of dog signs and make your place look as unappealing as possible.

We have quite a lot of crime here in the UK - often it's not the recession that makes people do things like this; it's a poor upbringing and lack of moral guidance when they were young. But usually it's because they're just pricks.

Carolyn G said...

Scary! Renters insurance is a good idea.

Stay safe

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Go to Home Depot and buy some of those sticks you put up against your doors which make it almost impossible for anyone to bust through a door (even fire fighters, they'd have to use an ax). Also, if you don't have an alarm system, you can buy small ones and hook them up in front of your doors. They are so loud, you can hear them a mile away. I sure hope you never need any of this, but just to be safe...

Teena in Toronto said...

I've always had insurance on my meager belongings ... you just never know.