Friday, September 3, 2010

Pick Pocketed (Literally and figuratively)

I will not be able to put any pictures on my blog for awhile.  My camera has been stolen.  I went to Family Dollar to buy diapers for my daughter and when I returned to my office I realized that the side pocket of my purse was unzippered.  Although I thought it was strange, it didn't occur to me that anything would be missing.  I just figured it was me being a "clear head" and I had forgotten to zipper it.  It wasn't until I went to take a picture of the wild parrots that live on the utility wires in Brooklyn (I wanted to show you guys the beautiful parrots and their huge nests), that I realized my camera was gone.  I had so many beautiful pictures of my kids on that camera, pictures of my beloved pets that passed away, pictures of me pregnant with my daughter.  None of which I had thought to print out.  I just enjoyed having them on my camera to look at whenever I wanted to.

As for the figurative pocket picking, my husband and I just got some crappy news.  My husband's union had a class action lawsuit against the city.  We always hear in the news about class action suits paying out big money to the participants.  A such, we were making plans for paying off some of our debt with the settlement money.  Well, we feel as if that money was plucked right out of our pockets because we received the news yesterday that the case settled and our share of the settlement comes to $1,200.00   WOW.  Talk about disappointed.

You ever get the feeling that you just can't catch a break?

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7 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

R u sure the camera just didn't slip out? If your purse was on the floor of the car it could of slipped out and gone under the seat.. I remember my husband's wallet was under the driver's seat... can't imagine someone stealing it.. they would have to invest in a charger for that camera...as far as class action suits I've gotten a few checks in the mail.. last one was from the surcharge tax that was on our various utility bills... this next one has to do w/the builder's inadequate products used...
bottom line: the lawyers make most of the money off the settlement...

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Georgina Dollface said...

Oh, that's so disappointing! Sorry to hear both of those bits of bad news. I've had things stolen from me but never pickpocketed - that would creep me out. It's such a huge violation of personal space. I hope one day you can take a picture of the Parrots in Brooklyn. I'd love to see them. - G

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

oh man! I am so sorry you've lost your camera... for the pictures. As I can see class actions only work out in movies (unless you can make Erin B. to take your case). Big cyber hug to make it feel a little better!

Myrna R. said...

So sorry you're experienceing loss. It must be so frustrating to not have the pictures, and not be able to go forward with your plans.

Hopefully, there's something really good in store - a positive surprise. Look out for it.

Manzanita said...

Sounds like you became a victim of Mercury Retrograde. It's affecting me too. Everything I order on line becomes a huge problem. One more week and we'll be out of it. So sorry about your camera. Big old bummer.
Manzanita
wanna buy a duck

Two Pitties in the City said...

Oh, what bad news. It's crazy how a camera can carry so much on it. But this only means that your luck will turn around later.