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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 02:23:51 PM »
The worst one for me this week is the person/s who vandalized my kids school this past weekend.  Burned down a softball storage shed, started some other fires, broke into several concession stands and other storage buildings.  I wouldn't worry too much about it but I have 2 kids enrolled their and SWMBO teaches there.  On top of that, it's a private school so we parents get to pay for it all.

I'll never understand the need to destroy stuff at an institution where if you need help all you need to do is ask, although I doubt is was done out of need for anything but "revenge" over losing a football game.  Sorry, no evidence or suspects, just too easy to reach certain conclusions.

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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 03:01:57 PM »
Euge, I feel your pain, I was the passenger in a car. We were carpooling home, stopped at our
friends house for some after work decompression. Heading out to leave the driver was walking
on broken glass. Both our bags were stolen, I had some plane tickets in my bag for a trip we
were about to take to Puerto Vallarta. Of course we reported it. Come to find out we were
suspects in a stolen car crime. We were expecting to be detained by customs on the way
back. We weren't. But when we called the police to say did you find our stuff. That was the
"evidence" linking us to the car theft. When we told the officer we had reported our personal
theft they asked "With us?" It turns out the thief that stole our stuff left it in the stolen car...

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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2010, 11:08:29 PM »
Damn. That had to suck. Thieves should face some medieval justice. >:(

Well, the glass was fixed in my driveway. I felt bad for the dude that did it. The sweat was literally pouring off the poor guy- it was hot and humid but so far I think he did a good job. Need a mirror so I'm not driving the vehicle.

A Nurse was attacked and nearly beaten to death with brass knuckles yesterday in the garage. We're now escorting females to their cars. That's cool and all but how about some security presence? The dude's sitting in his air conditioned window reading the paper or something when our shift lets out. There's big gaps in the camera security as well.

And I was told there was another break-in today.
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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2010, 06:59:43 AM »
I have a GPS in my Cherokee. Fortunately, I don't have to travel to dodgy neighborhoods much anymore, except when I go back home to visit my parents. But what I do is wedge the GPS between the dash and the windshield - Not the most secure location crash-wise, but it doesn't leave suction cup rings. One of these days I'll get around to fabbing up a quick-release mount.

As for the fast lane/slow lane, the law here in Jersey is essentially "All traffic must keep right except to pass, unless it is a 3 or more lane highway, in which case the second-rightmost lane is acceptable." I suspect it's the same most other places, but you can't legislate common sense or common courtesy.
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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2010, 08:04:18 AM »
A Nurse was attacked and nearly beaten to death with brass knuckles yesterday in the garage. We're now escorting females to their cars. That's cool and all but how about some security presence? The dude's sitting in his air conditioned window reading the paper or something when our shift lets out. There's big gaps in the camera security as well.

Seriously?  That's pretty messed up.  If your company can't get its crap together and provide at least a modicum of security there could be legal troubles.  Breakins are one thing, but people getting assaulted, possibly with frequency, on premise are another.  Man that sucks!  Hope the nurse recovers easily.  Maybe BFI could teach her his ninja moves, or at least build her a protective robot from scratch!  :D

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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2010, 10:33:01 AM »
Oh I plan to drop some words in a few ears today.
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Re: Testing my serenity
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2010, 12:07:32 PM »
Oh I plan to drop some words in a few ears today.

Maybe you can request extra police presence.
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