A Thief in MY HOUSE,

@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
United States
September 17, 2009 7:06pm CST
Last friday i hired two brothers to paint the inside of my house. I didn't know then personally but had known who they were forever & knew some of their family members. T hey seemed to be the nicest young men & I JUST FELL IN LOVE W/BOTH OF THEM wE WERE HAVING THE BIGGEST TIME, I WAS COOKING FOR THEM & REALLY WAS ENJOYING THEIR COMPANY PLUS THEY WERE DOING AN EXCELLANT JOB.sUNDAY AFTER THEY LEFT I WENT TO TAKE MY LAST PAIN PILL FOR THE DAY. i HAD JUST HAD THEM REFILLED FRI. BUT I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A HALF OF A BOTTLE LEFT. I knew one of them had taken them, i was just devastated for more reasons than one. Of course they both denied knowing anything about it but since they were the ones in my house sun. i knew it had to be one of them. Needless to say the painting has stopped, I went & talked to the police & that did no good at all which is what i figured. That's why there is soo much of that crap that goes on here & everywhere else to I guess. Don't u just hate to be disappointed in people u like??
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39 responses
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Yes, I do and unfortunately it happens all the time. YOu were taken advantage of and that is so sad. I'm sure these guys will pay in one way or the other for what they did. Take care, quita88
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thanks for your response, Quita. I'm sorry u also know how i feel. It's a bad feeling to be taken advantage of.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Yes, I know what it feels like to be taken advantage of. That was a terrible thing that has happened to you. But, time heals and you and I have both learned a lesson and not trust anyone in our house. We are just too trusting.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
U are not the only one that has told me that. it's sad when u can't trust people tho.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Sep 09
That is horrible. You just cannot trust anyone these days for nothing. I am very leary of people around here also and watch their every move. It is sickening that they stole pills from you. The police around here will do not do a thing about it either. It is just sickening.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Good morning Stepg, love your pumpkin. Thanks for your response. It is sooooo sad but u are right, u can't seem to trust people at all anymore.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I have not had this happen to me but I can understand how you feel. You knew these brothers and think you can trust them with anything and then something like this happen. The police probably want to know if you saw them do it or could prove it without evidence they could not do anything. Yes, I would hate to trust a person and then have something like this happen. I would be very disappointed in the person I thought had done that to me. I would not want them in my house again.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Good morning, thanks for responding. I'm glad u haven't had this happen, hope u never do. I am very disappointed in them & never fear they will never do work in my house ever again .Have a nice weekend.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Hi my friend! Of course who else have taken them but one of them or both of them might have conspired. We really don't know but surely they are the main and the only suspects. It surely is very disappointing to know the people you liked and trusted would even steal things from you. Despite all the good deeds you showed them they did not even care and still went on stealing. I've had such kind of experience too so I understand your very feelings. It is really so devastating. Sometimes, it is really hard to just trust people. I remember when we were renovating our house, this one laborer who happens to be the son of my childhood playmate also betrayed my trust. He stole all the weights in our mini gym which my husband bought for his workout. He was the only suspect because all evidences pointed out to him. Well, that was really devastating because we trusted him so much.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
HI SALONGA, So u know exactly how i feel. I'm sorry you were done that way to. It is hard to trust people when this happens to you. Makes u leary of everyone & that is a bad feeling to have about folks.Thanks for your response.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Sep 09
oh yes I hate it when it happens I hide my pain killers when I had them for I didnt want someone in the household att hat time to get ahold of them. glad I dont have to take them any more!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thanks for your response. I'm glad u don't have to take them anymore wish i didn't. I think it's sad u have to hide things in your own home from people but wish i had now. Have a great weekend.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I know but ya do have to sometimes when ya dont trust them . you alsoi have a great week end!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Thanks, i appreciate your kindness.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Sep 09
so true antiquelady,it has become very difficult to trust anybody nowadays as most of the people are looking for ways to earn some easy money by hook or crook,however it has helped me to be extra catious.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Good morning, Thanks for your response. Times have gotten sad for things like this to happen. i told them i really hated to be disappointed in people i liked. Have a great weekend.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
18 Sep 09
goodmorning to you too,dear.its almost past afternoon and i am enjoying with mylot for a few minutes till my hubby comes home,i just left my kids to school..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Glad u are getting some quiet time. I have always needed time to myself . Of course now that's all i have, lol.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 09
hmm.. well before you accuse people you need to have an evidence first.. there are lots of possible answer about that issue.. Maybe you forgot to refill it and maybe you are thinking that you did refill but you didnt. Investigate first.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
U really don't nmake any sense at all. I really don't have to explain myself to u but i know they took them. no, i just don't think i had them refilled I know damn well i did. U better wake up & smell the roses yourself, duh.
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• Canada
19 Sep 09
My goodness..jhenny, please take a look at the number of discussions, this truly respected lady of the community has brought to myLot, and hopefully you will treat her with more reverence. I see that you are new on myLot, so it is a really good time to treat all with respect, and NOT denigrade their character. Enjoy your stay here!
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@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
20 Sep 09
That is just very sad. Nowadays, it's hard for us to trust people. Basically, it's really not their fault. Somewhere along the line mainstream society and the system probably have twisted them in some way, it could be anything really. But it happens to the best of us and we at the bottom of society itself has very little we can do about it. We can only sculpt the lives of a few but we could never do it for everyone. I've helped a few in the past, some have turned and some have became better people. Well, we can't save em all. But it's good to give second chances to people after showing them how nice we are and giving them hope, showing them a better way of life, and if after that it doesn't work, we move on and help someone else. Of course I have other methods of dealing with people from both extreme ends. But I'll skip that for another discussion. Cheers!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Thanks for your response. It gets harder to trust people all the time & i find this very sad. They had there one & only chance w/me & they blew it. There is no way i would let them come back in my home & do anything altho they both wanted to. duh!
@debbie_19 (228)
• Las Pinas City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
Apparently, you were fooled by their charms. In the Bible it says, what ever you sow, you shall reap it in time. Sometimes, we have to trust people... but always be careful and keep your eyes wide open.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thanks for your response, Debbie. I was very fooled by them, the heathrens. thank u, i will & u do the same. Welcome to mylot. Have a great weekend.
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@sblossom (2170)
18 Sep 09
I had a similar experience like you had, but it's not connecting stealing, it's about quality of their works. almost 8 years ago i bought a new flat and i needed to decorate it. so i hired a group of workers to do the job for me. Because i did not know anything about decoration, also i did not spend my time on it. These people seemed good and worked very well at beginning, so everytime i visited my flat i took some fruits, one time i even paid them tips for their jobs. however at the end of decorations i found they decreased the cost of paiting materials and made the walls awful. i found the reason then i was very angry. i told the boss of these workers i paid very well for the work and i also very trusted you, but you made me so upset. at last they returned my wall money and said sorry to me. however i still felt unhappy with it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thanks for your response. I CAN VERY WELL SEE WHY U ARE STILL UNHAPPY ABOUT IT. i'M SORRY U WERE TREATED THAT WAY. People are very imcompetent in their work anymore. All they are looking for is payday or what they can steal from u. Actually i was very pleased w/the job they were doing . U have a great weekend.
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• United States
18 Sep 09
I feel so sorry for what happened to your pills. Man these days ms. antiquelady, you can't trust anyone in your home, especially people who are brothers in a painting business who you find are nice. Man, people can come to you and do things to fix your house and put a big smile on their face and before you know it, they are far from that smile. And as for the police, I think since they are supposed to 'protect and serve', they didn't serve you anything. That was not right. I mean, though should of just at least investigate it or something. I wish I can help.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thank u so much for your sweet response. Kind words i always appreciate. I have really been down over this. I hope u have a happy weekend.
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• India
18 Sep 09
really bad.. an incident took place with me and my family in which we went for holidays to some other town and thers was my cousin which we thought that he will be able to tackle each and everything and make our home safe...but in absence of our family he robbed our house and tookaway the jewellery and the cash also............its really sad for us and our family that aperson who is so close to us did this..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thanks for your response & welcome to mylot. That is a very sad thing to have happen to u especially when it was family that stole from u. I hope he was punished. Have a good weekend.
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@marguicha (100057)
• Chile
18 Sep 09
Why would a young men want pain killer pills? I think it´s so terrible when you have someone in your house and you have to keep checking what they are doing? I had such a problem last year with a nephew of a lady I know. She is adorable so I supposed the nephew was like her. He even stole my credit card and tried to use it at a machine. Needless to say, the machine blocked it. And he put it back at home and that´s how I found out what he had done. He also stole some money I had at home. As I live alone I don´t keep anything locked. I´m so sorry you had that bad experience. Take care.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
HI MARG, Thanks for your response. There are two reasonns they would want them,To take or to sell. they sell high on the street. I found out ater the fact of course thay they both took the kind i do. I am sorry you had a bad experience to. It's very disappointing when people take advantage of u especially in your own home when u have tried to be good to them.
@GardenGerty (101612)
• United States
18 Sep 09
That is really sad. I hope they are not scamming other people they work for that way as well. I know you will be short of meds this month because of this. You filed a police report, that is about all you can do.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
HEY GG, I haven't heard from u in awhile. hope all is well. Thanks for your response. Athief is a thief, i'm sure they would do anyone that way if they could.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
18 Sep 09
Yes isn't it the truth it just seems to be people can get away with darn near anything these days. I would be devasted as well. I have never had anything like this happen but I sure do know what it is to be disappointed in someone. Take Care Dear Friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
HI GRANDMA,Thanks for responding. I'm glad u have never experienced this. IT'S A VERY BAD FEELING. U have a great weekend.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
18 Sep 09
i know you can't trust many people anymore and that is scarey.they could have arrested those boys and got the fringer prints off your bottle.the cops get paid off i think some of them anyway.yes i have been disappointed in some people i have known over the years and you have to lock up everything is shameful
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
tHANKS ANNIEFANNIE FOR YOUR RESPONSE. Yes, they could have at least talked to them but they didn't bother to do that. Of course they weren't going to admit to it but they could have at least talked to the, I TOLD THE GUYS THAT I HAD TALKED TO THE POLICE BUT DOUBT THEY CARED EITHER.
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@AmbiePam (49868)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Yes, definitely. I had the same thing happen to me, but instead of two nice fellas who were painting my house, it was my uncle who stopped by when I was visiting my grandparents. He has keys to their house, and the next morning when I got up...bye bye pills! At the time, I was taking them because I had just had my wisdom teeth removed.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
That was really sorry. Hope u marked him off your uncle list. Seems people will do anything nowadays. take care & thanks for your response.
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@AmbiePam (49868)
• United States
18 Sep 09
It caused a family rift that wasn't really healed for a couple of years.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I can imagine. Hate to admit it but i am not a very forgiving person when it comes to people , family or friends that do me in like that. U are a better lady than me. Have a happy weekend.
@suzzy3 (8357)
22 Sep 09
How awful for you it is a shame these days ,you don't seem to be able to trust anyone.The police sound as useless as our.It is the victim that suffers and the criminal just gets away with it.Fancy taking someones pain pills what is up with them.The funny thing is if they had asked you ,you would have gladly helped them out.Take care,sue.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Sep 09
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY It is awful when we put such trust in people that appear to be so genuine and nice. It really is a let down and you could kick yourself for trusting them so much. I am lucky that this has never happened to me in my home but I have been so disappointed and let down by others in the past.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
19 Sep 09
I could kick myself of course if that were possible. I hate to be disappoined in people that i like. I had grown very fond of both of them in the few days they were here & was very pleased w/their work.
@malamar (784)
• Canada
18 Sep 09
I hate what is happening in our society today. Desperate times do call for due diligence though. I learned this a good time back when someone quite close to me stole money from my wallet. I know he did it, but I can't prove it. I know that there are still good people in the world, but I fear the growing number of bad ones. Pain pills (and some other medications) have quite a high street value, one only has to read the newspaper to realiz that. That does not make it right,of course, it is still theft. I would rather deal with a beggar on the street than with a thief in my own home. I have always prided myself of being quite good at "reading" people, but not so much anymore. The people we least expect are the ones wearing the most deceptive masks. It is sad, but true. Chalk it up to a lesson learned, and try not to let it get you down or make you bitter. Sometimes there is just no understanding to be had regarding other people's actions or behaviors. Kind of makes you long for the good old days, doesn't it?
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Thanks so much for your great response. I am sorry your so called friend stole from u. It is quite a blow when this happens. This has just made me sick to think that they did this but i know they did. noone else in the house but them sunday. This is twicw i have had painters steal from me, pretty disgusting for sure. U have a great weekend. wELCOME TO MYLOT.
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