I am so freakin' IRRITATED.
I love my cute little house, and my immediate neighbors on all sides of me. However, I DO NOT LIKE MY NEIGHBORHOOD OR LIVING NEAR THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING AREA.
I try not to be judgemental. I know that not everyone that lives in low-income housing is a criminal or a punk (my mother is actually looking into low-income housing in the town she lives in) BUT when you wake up on a rainy, crappy Friday morning to find the window smashed out of your husband's work van and our PERSONAL GPS stolen? Then it makes me want to run down through that neighborhood wielding a bat, and mean case of vigilante-justice.
Yes, I know, I have no proof that anyone on that street is the culprit, however, two years ago (about a year after buying my house) my house was broken into by a punk (i.e. teenager) that lived in the lower income housing on the street nearby. The police ended up catching his thieving little ass AFTER he broke into fourteen houses on my street (my next door neighbor included). Thankfully for me, I had a house alarm on and it scared him away before he had a chance to steal anything from my house but I remember when I came home, the immediate sense of VIOLATION that I felt, that some UNWANTED STRANGER was in my home, well it really got to me. Never mind the fact that the mother-f*&^er left my back kitchen window open and my indoor KITTIES (who have never ever been outside) could have gotten loose! That freaked me out more than the thought of anything being stolen. My possessions could be replaced, my fur-babies NOT.
Then you have this morning, watching Daryl clean up broken glass out of the (soaked) interior of his van in the pouring rain, and I started to slowly fester and grow angrier and angrier. I could see that god damn neighborhood from my front living room window. And to add insult to injury, when D called the police and asked them to come out to write up a report? This is the kicker--they told him they don't come out for that, and that they'd take the information over the phone and do up a report and he could come pick it up.
WHAT THE F*&% do we have police FOR if they don't even take the time to come out? I know that millions of people's vehicles are broken into at any time, but how about make your police presence KNOWN at least so these neighborhood bastards see and KNOW that they are around? I am in no way blaming the police for the theft; I know we choose to live in this neighborhood (choose? I guess that's not the operative word. This is the neighborhood we can afford to live in.)
I'm sorry for the vent, but I'm just really god damn mad that there are so many honest people who work for a living and BUY what we want, just to have it then stolen by these bastards who DON'T. And Big D's company most likely won't reimburse us for the GPS (that was our personal unit) so it's like we flushed three hundred bucks down the freakin' toilet. Lovely.
It just makes me MAD. Plain and simple.