I had to hide them away!!

@weemam (13377)
August 1, 2007 5:19pm CST
I told most of you a while ago that I bought a set of table and chairs for the garden , I have sat at them once as this summer has been really terrible , we went for a drive tonight as it was a nice night , I had bought a set of covers to put over them , they were clear with little cherries on them , anyway when we came home tonight I noticed the cover was of the chairs but the one on the table was still there , odd !I asked my neighbour if she had noticed anything odd going on , she told me patio sets were being stolen in the are , what is the world coming to , we live in a really lovely area and we have great neighbours , and yet people are coming to steal our property, I got a bit paranoid thinking ,they might have tried the cover and got away with it and come back , well!! they won't get it as they are in the garden shed . Hubby was laughing as he said I hadn't locked the car and it was worth a lot more than the patio set , My mind was on that , I have just double checked the car again lol , night all I am off to bed now , take care xxxx
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• United States
1 Aug 07
Now why in the world would someone want to steal someone's patio furniture? Some of it is really inexpensive to purchase at any store. Unless they are stealing it to later sale it for a profit of their own. Either way stealing is just wrong and should never be done.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
People steal patio furniture & garden furniture/ ornaments all the time here. Sometimes its for resale, or top keep, or it's just straight out vandalism.
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
it is a wee bit unusual not too expensive but too expensive for someone else to have , it is locked away now xx
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Sad but true, weemam. People will steal anything that isn't nailed down-and sometimes things that are! I hope that you will be able to replace your lovely chair covers soon. Your hubby must have a great sense of humor.
@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
they were really inexpensive but nice , I will replace them I hope , we do laugh a lot in our house easier than crying sometimes , It is good to laugh with but not at lol xxx
@mummymo (23707)
3 Aug 07
Aww Aunty Wee - that is awful! I am surprised no one noticed - surely someone here must have seen someone going round the back? Its horrible that someone would do that and I better make sure that David and the kids are locking the sheds before they come inside in the evenings now! xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
I had a feeling it was kids pal , but I thought better to be safe than sorry xxxx
@tkcoffee (23)
• China
2 Aug 07
oh my god! i am really sorry for it. actually,i am a new user of mylot.this is the first article i've read. i am not sure whether i absorb it completely,but i was so surprised that someone had stolen the furniture in the sunlight. so ,what can ilearn from it is to take care of one's property.
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
thank you for making me the first discussion you have read , and welcome to my lot , It was only the cover they stole but I have locked the set away now xx
• Canada
2 Aug 07
I had a bike I was carrying around in my car. One day I went camping and leaned it against my car at the campsite. Someone stole it by next morning. I mean, what are people, monsters? Come to think of it, in my recent experience, yes they are. :(
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
I am beginning to think so , I hate to think bad of anyone but we just don't know what's going to happen next , the world id changing so much xx
@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
2 Aug 07
I once had my lawn mower walk off. The funny thing is we found it about a block away, it was an old mower I guess they decided it was too old also and just left it there, Kind of a weird thing to do. Maybe they had to cut their grass. Ha Ha!!!
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
they seem to do these things to prove they are hard to their friends , At least you got it back pal xxxx
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
2 Aug 07
How ironic! Well at least you know the thief has good taste! lol!
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
the cheeky devil , I loved those covers , they were cheap but really unusual , a fussy thief lol , thanks annie for making me laugh pal xxx
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
2 Aug 07
This is interesting. Perhaps the thief is just up to have some mischief. Or he is really in need of them. How did the thief get into the garden shed? The gate was not locked? It is easier to get the sets away rather than the car. lol.
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
I thought it was kids at first ( still might have been ) they were out in the garden , looking nice , they are in the garden shed now though xx
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
You know, this sort of stupid theft is common here too. People want to make the front yards look attractive. My parents had a chair stolen from their front yard. Now they chain the table & chairs to the ground. Stealling gnomes is very common. My brother had his whole chair, the long, display kind, stolen from his front yard. I'm sorry this happened to you.
@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
I have had garden ornament stolen before but I think it was someone with a drink being smart , I think the cover was a trial run and the furniture would have been next , but not now lol xx
2 Aug 07
I live in London so I am used to putting everything under lock and key and checking to make sure the car is locked etc. It is sad when you have lived in such a nice area and now it is happening to you. I tell you nowhere seems to be safe nowadays and it is sad. Why on earth would someone risk being caught for a set of chair covers. You must have such exquisite taste, they just could not resist. Sad losers though weemam and I hope this will not happen again to you. All the best!X
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
2 Aug 07
i know that this world is becoming more and more terrible and crime rates are increasing at an alarming rate... just be more careful in protecting your properties... have a good night and sleep weemam...
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@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
years ago we lived in the country and never even locked our doors , we have such lovely neighbours too , must be outsiders ,xx
@punlonnjack (1309)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Thats to bad dear.That happened to me with my chairs not long ago but the good thing is it must of been an honest theif.One day they where gone and Ill be darn two days later they came back.My huband said someone must of been trowing a party and they needed them..oh well aleast they came back.I wish the people who stole yours would return them but They probably wont.Like tyou said what is this world coming to. I know a guy that disshonestly takes other people personal property for scrap. Ive wanted to report him in the past but never did.He know lives out of state somewhere. I dont understand thieves I have my house broken into and its feels like i was raped im sure you know the feeling. I trust no one.........
@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
I am so sorry it must be terrible knowing someone has gone through your things , They only got the fancy cover off my chairs , I have since then locked both the table and chairs in the garden shed xx
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
14 Aug 07
Yea, I have to deal with that with my parents neighborhood. It is not a bad one, but you get hoodlems from other areas that want to get easy merchandise. They had stolen my brothers bikes from our own bac yard more than once. Then they tried to steal our cars several times, that is until I came out with the dog all night for a few nights. Made them think twice. I even had the dog out there on a leash and me sleeping in the living room.
@weemam (13377)
14 Aug 07
they are still in the shed lol , A dog is a great deterrent pal , hope you are well xx
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
14 Aug 07
Doin ok.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 07
Well Sweetie yes they will take anything now that is worth something but I am glad you have locked them away now I mean if they can pinch them why go out and buy them? Lol I like you Husbands sense of Humor though I guess the car was locked lol xxx
@weemam (13377)
7 Aug 07
it is now lol and he is as daft as the rest of us lol , xxx
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Wonder what they wanted to covers for oh maybe they liked it and wanted it and seeing if you buy some new ones then maybe you can catch them. Sorry for this to happen to you there is always something happening around here . As I live in a good neighborhood and we dont hardly hear anything.
@weemam (13377)
4 Aug 07
It is usually so nice round here too pal , I think that is why I was so upset , they are now locked in the shed , It was broad daylight too , xx
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Aug 07
Sorry to hear that weemam - it seems some folks will steal anything today. At least they are all safe now, in the garden shed (hope it has a lock on it) lol! I agree with your hubby now - make sure you don't forget to lock the car!
@weemam (13377)
3 Aug 07
yup checked them both tonight pal lol xxxx
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
8 Aug 07
That's just dreadful. I can't imagine how people think they can steal other people's things. It's like they think they are more deserving or you can afford to buy it- you can afford to have it stolen. Some people are weird and nasty. Where I live, they steal fuel out of cars. Even if there's a locking petrol cap, they jemmy it off.