We apparently are now co-victims of the Tacoma Tilt Bandit. I have to say, it's an honor I was hoping to avoid. But I'll admit, I should have known better when last week these words came out of my mouth: "My car's too crappy for anyone to ever steal it." And then lo and behold, came yesterday. So Cole ... perhaps we need to start a club. I'm sure we're not the only victims of the Tacoma Tilt Bandit.
And while many of you have reminded me that 1989 Toyota Camrys are pretty much the most popular car to steal, I guess I have proof of my car's crappiness in the fact that my car was found in the middle of the night, not even 12 hours later, sitting in the middle of the Fred Meyer parking lot on Bridgeport. When I picked it up at the tow lot today, and shelled out my $190 to get my crappy car back, I think my car was cleaner. Whomever it was I don't think found much, but they tried. And I think they organized my trunk.
The good news: They left my Wayzgoose stuff in the back seat, my meeting notes are still in the trunk, and the car still runs.
The bad news: I'm just grossed out by the car now. Especially with the Tilt that was sitting on the front floor. Almost wishing car-robber had drunk-driving crashed himself/herself into a telephone pole so that I could get my stuff but be done with the car.
Oh, the the real good news: Despite the Tacoma Tilt Bandit's lack of ethics, I did discover yet again yesterday that fabulous people are all around. There were the greeters and security guard folks at Tar-jzay who walked me through what to do, offered my eldest activities to distract her hungry tummy and got us water; there was the awesome Tacoma Police officer who was very kind and helpful and did not snap at me once for not knowing my license plate number; there was my husband for coming to my rescue; there were all my friends who offered rides, and even an offer of Wayzgoose items for my daughter in case we hadn't recovered ours. The list goes on and on.
Thank you to my long list of knights in shining armor ... you are more powerful than the Tacoma Tilt Bandit.
Monday, March 03, 2008