Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today's drama is brought to you by the letter "asshat"

So, as it turns out, I didn't lose my iPhone. Someone stole it. It's been five days since the little time suck went missing, and in that time the asshat that now has a new iPhone 3G was on the internet quite a bit and called a local singles line.

I did everything I could besides spending a ton of money to get my phone back. I put an ad up on Craigslist, I sent a text to my phone offering a reward, I even asked nicely and prayed many times to St. Anthony.

At the end of the day, though, you have to chalk up your losses. You have to suck it up. You have to realize that not everyone was raised with the same moral code as you, and they will look at your loss only as their gain.

So, suffice it to say, I'm disappointed in humans right now. It's been a long time since I've had an object stolen from me. The last time was back in 2000, when my car was broken into and my stereo and some clothes were stolen. I was really mad about that for a long time. I got over it, though.

I'm sure I'll get over this, too. Heck, I'm already trying to find my way back to forgiveness. I don't know the asshat that stole my phone (DURING A CHARITY ART AUCTION, NO LESS) and I don't know the asshat's personal circumstances, but I'm trying to forgive said asshat.

It's a process.


projecttransparence said...

i wish you luck with forgiveness, it's tough. it's only an object though and when i lose/have stolen something like that i try to employ the 10-10-10 rule:

how important will this be in 10 minutes, 10 months, 10 years.

sometimes, that helps. others, i continue to want to shake something (read: someone).

Lisa said...

I would be livid. And plotting revenge. Even though it's pointless. You'd think with all of Apple's magic, they'd have a way to track down your phone. Actually, now that I think about it, I think the police can figure out where the signal is coming from, although I don't know that they'd be willing to for a stolen phone.

Miss Dallas said...

I've been told that if I bought some of Apple's pricey mobileme software that I could track my phone with it's GPS, but I didn't buy that stuff. And besides, once I found out where my phone was, I'm not sure what I would do next because Dallas Police have a lot more to worry about, like our ridiculous homicide rate.

Oy. Forgiveness.