My own fault?
A bag of nothing~
I'm certainly not one to succumb to cynicism, but as I rounded the corner to where I parked my car, and saw the window busted out, I knew the day had a high probability of not being overly pleasant. I guess living in the safety of the outskirts had numbed my common senses. Maybe the fact I had finally arrived home after a very long day at 4:30am, found the closest parking spot to my house a block and a half away, or had a gallon of milk to carry led to my blunder. Whatever my justification there really is no excuse for leaving a messenger style bag on the front seat of my car for any window smashing thief to see. I really shouldn't have been surprised at my misfortune. The seedy, dark criminal couldn't help himself, or rather, had to help himself to what he most assuredly thought was a neglected laptop. What he took, after evaluating the situation, was comparatively a bag of nothing. There were some valuables in my man purse; my Flip camcorder, a newer MP3 player, but not much else. What the sinister mastermind missed was my good camera in the glove box and about $2000 worth of miscellaneous DJ equipment in the back.
So, lesson learned. I will not be keeping anything in my car from now on. The adjustment to living in the city will hopefully be less painful going forward, but the excitement of being so near to all the things I love about Milwaukee helps keep these life lessons in perspective. I'm nearly settled in to the new place and looking forward to making it feel like home. I would love some inside info on less expensive places to dine out on the East Side. Let me know...
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