No More The Victim.

I have to say thank you to someone who has taught me a great lesson. I have a collection of watches that I don’t keep on show but three or four watches that I have kept in my bedroom for quite a while because they are special in one way or another. There is one Mike bought me at a car boot sale, by a Danish designer, gold, very slim and great to wear with browns and creams. There was a square faced one with a broad leather strap in brown made by fossil that I bought after the original one was stolen in a burglary. That had been bought as a gift for me by my wife and daughter on a holiday they had. None of them had any great value except perhaps to the sneak thief who came in through my unlocked front door while I was in the house. They must have been very quick and just done the one room. The most annoying part is that if someone really needed help I would have given it gladly.

Now I shall trust a little less and my front door will be locked even when I’m home. I don’t want to be the perpetual victim and lose things that mean a lot to me on a regular basis. The watch collection is out of the way since the burglary but I don’t want to be hiding my things everywhere. I don’t want to stop trusting people, I don’t want to stop hugging people. But the door now stays locked. So thank you little thief for teaching me something I should have learned before. Stay secure.

Hugs.

 

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Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J.
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28 Responses to No More The Victim.

  1. jilldennison says:

    It is a shame when something like this happens and hardens a good heart. Cwtch.

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  2. MELewis says:

    So very sorry that your trust in humanity has been tested, David. Nonetheless, happy it provided a reason for you to post about it. Nice to see you back! And yes, best to keep the door locked to be safe. Heartfelt hugs from France!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thanks so much Mel. I know with Sri Lanka I’ve more to be angry at humanity for but I couldn’t manage anything of that magnitude yet. The feeling is bursting to get out but so is all the anger. I bet there are not a billion in donations already.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  3. inavukic says:

    Yes, the days of open or unlocked doors to the house have long gone here Down Under in Sydney…a sad indictment of times we live in…I not only close and lock doors when I’m in the house I lock the pedestrian gate from the street…have a great time in safety and Hugs!

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thank you Ina, I keep convincing myself some areas still run the same way they used to .It’s entirely possible that they do but of course it never accounts for visitors to the area.I have learned my lesson (finally) but I doubt I’ll ever become totally cynical towards people.If you think the best of them they’re usually the best.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  4. acflory says:

    It used to be that you could leave your doors unlocked without fearing ‘invasion’ by thieves, but those days are gone. I’m so sorry you had such an awful experience, but I am glad you’re now safer. -hugs-

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  5. merrildsmith says:

    I’m sorry this was a lesson you learned–and that your watches are gone. Scary though that this person was in your house while you were home. Hugs!

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  6. Horrible to have to learnt that way πŸ™

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  7. That’s too bad the thief stole your watches and your feeling of safety.

    Our neighbors tended to leave their doors unlocked at all times. We began to unlock our doors while we were inside, but that stopped abruptly. A special young person ran away from his parents and hid in our house. They phoned and asked was he here, and we answered no. A little later we heard something, and on investigation, discovered him. We found that unsettling. I’m fairly sure he wouldn’t do it again now that he is older, but we’re taking no chances. He has to come in the front door where we can see him enter.

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  8. oh my goodness David that is a bit scary and could have been so much worse but at least now you will keep your door locked. Stay safe my friend x

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    • davidprosser says:

      But if I keep my door locked, how do I get out? I haven’t seen daylight since Easter Saturday’s shopping expedition and I was back in by 8.15 am then so daylight was still flickering. And I could have been rubbing shoulders with al kinds of robbers if any of them had been up at that time, which should at least mean I’m safe from another burglary.I’m all a’dither not being able to tell the goodies from the baddies anymore. I clocked my postman with a milk bottle earlier in the week..He says it’ll cost twice the sweets if I want him to carry on keeping an eye on me,
      Hugs

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      • Karen's World says:

        Lol πŸ˜‚ that did make me laugh and I’m glad to hear you in fine form. I would be a wreck if someone had popped into my flat while I was sleeping. It is a problem trying to tell goodies and baddies, hit em first then ask questions is the way forward lol xxx

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  9. dgkaye says:

    Sadly, David, it’s what the world has become, leaving us a hard time to trust. I’ve been locking my doors even while home for 40 years lol. πŸ™‚ Hugs to you. xxx

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    • davidprosser says:

      It’s sad that even safe little corners of the world are no longer safe Debbie. I’ll have to move to Indonesia where half the houses don’t even have locks. Isn’t it terrible we can’t have something without someone else wanting it or the money it can raise.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  10. So sorry to read of this, David. Please don’t lock too many doors, will you? Hugs

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