Today I was dropping off a box of books from work to a thrift store nearby. I parked in front of the door, got the box, went inside and placed it on the floor by the counter, got back to my car and my purse was gone. Yes, yes, I’m stupid for not locking the door. I’ve been beating myself up about it all day. But it happened in about a minute! I believe the women who was coming out and held the door open for me is the one who took it. She could have had the car door open and grabbed the purse before I put the box down.
I had my house locks re-keyed since the spares were in my purse. I only carry two cards (one credit, one debit) and called about them before I even called the police. I researched what to do about driver’s license, registration, my insurance cards, etc. Stopped service on my cellphone. I’m a little worried about my car but if I remember correctly, when I had the spare key made, it will only open the door, not start the car. Which is kind of pointless so maybe not. But I really hate to have to re-key that. I was just more concerned today about the house.
There were no charges to either card by the time I called so maybe my thief was new to this. She got maybe $15 and a cheap pay-as-you-go cellphone. And my personal stuff. It was a large shoulder bag that I’ve carried for years. Hell, my lunch was in it. And I know it’s just stuff but it makes me feel sick that someone has all of it. I’d had my really perfect wallet for 15 years.
I just feel terrible. Mad at myself because I always, always lock the car until today when I didn’t. Mad at whoever doesn’t give a shit that they hurt someone else.
So has this happened to you? Please share if you have a commiserating story or any advice.