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Sep 21, 2012 10:04 |  #1

Pulling into the neighborhood last night and noticed one of my neighbors was having a little get-together.

Lo and behold, there was a Canon DSLR, lens, flash and bracket package laying on the hood of a car, parked out in the street.

Not a soul in sight.

The owner was quite appreciative when I stopped, knocked on the door (they were all out in the back yard yakking), and suggested that he keep a closer eye on his rig...

I know how it goes, you can so quickly get caught up in the moment, but it only takes a fraction of a second for someone to walk away with your pride and joy.

Even though its not necessarily a ~bad~ neighborhood, you just never know.

Be careful out there.

Just my morning rambling...

Resume party. :-)


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Sep 21, 2012 10:31 |  #2

*closes door*

"Hey guys! Checkout this sweet camera my neighbor just gave me!"




  
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Sep 21, 2012 14:49 |  #3

Unbalanced wrote in post #15023385 (external link)
The owner was quite appreciative when I stopped, knocked on the door (they were all out in the back yard yakking), and suggested that he keep a closer eye on his rig...

You just ruined his plans for an insurance funded upgrade. :p




  
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Sep 21, 2012 15:46 |  #4

I sympathize. False teeth are expensive these days :)


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Sep 21, 2012 17:03 |  #5

a buddy's daughter is in her freshman year of college. Lives in one of those quad units with 3 other girls. Two bathrooms and a common area living/dining/kitchen area.

Two girls decide to have a party. Gone in a heartbeat is her Canon DSLR, lenses, bag, a decent P&S Canon, her laptop and probably some other things.

Doesn't matter where you are, people will steal ANYTHING not bolted down to the planet.

You value it and want to keep it? Safeguard your stuff!

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Sep 22, 2012 00:50 |  #6

A car hit the back of my daughters SUV. The car was at fault and had to be towed from the scene due to the large trailer hitch on the SUV. Pretty good lick.

An adjuster went to look at my daughters SUV and called me (i have the insurance on it) to let me know there was a lot of damage to the left side of the bumper and some marks across the back.

I told him that damage was already there and I'm not filing a claim on the SUV and he said wow, I don't see much honesty in this line of work.

Then I had to send them the bill for her x-ray, 1300 dollars. Thats been a few days and I hope they pay it or I'm going to feel really stupid for being honest especially as much as I feel insurance and medical cost are way over the top. At least everybody was ok.




  
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Sep 22, 2012 08:56 |  #7

i found a dime on the sidewalk into work one day, i gave it the security people to put in "lost and found". they had odd expressions on their faces, but took the dime. i hope the person who lost it claimed it.




  
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Sep 22, 2012 17:25 |  #8

Thanks for the laugh, I'd forgotten about that. :)


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Sep 22, 2012 23:36 |  #9

tracknut wrote in post #15029072 (external link)
Thanks for the laugh, I'd forgotten about that. :)

No doubt one of the many times you wished you weren't standing beside me. ;)




  
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Sep 23, 2012 09:53 |  #10

my sister ran a day care and would warn the parents dropping off their kids that there was a local crime problem and that they should lock their cars for even the short time it took to walk the hids from where they parked to her house and back. Of course someone was running late and double parked, engine running, ran the kids to her door and turned to watch the car accelerating away. Police were called but the car showed up when someone called it in as abandoned one block away just 20 minutes later with both front seats missing.
It happens fast, but that was nuts.


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