Clothes stolen on the clothesline

@yanzalong (10198)
Indonesia
August 13, 2017 7:18pm CST
I've been living a rented house for almost 2 years and it was the first and hopefully will be the last time for me to have my belongings stolen. Oddly enough the neighbors' clothings dried outside their houses were still there. Why was it my clothes there were stolen. The stolen clothes were not expensive ones: one was my batik shirt and another one was my favorite T-shirt I bought a year ago. This can be a sign that I have to be more careful not to dry clothes at night. Did you have similar experience?
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• Japan
14 Aug 17
Even in Japan, which is known for not having much crime, I have heard of this happening. Fortunately the thief was caught. I have never had this happen to me since my clothes hang on a second floor balcony which would be really difficult to get to.
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@yanzalong (10198)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 17
You are lucky to have the second floor. I've been living in a small rented house and the area of the rented housing complex can easily be accessed by all.
• Japan
14 Aug 17
@yanzalong In Japan, most first floors are at least 3 feet off the ground because of ground moisture, so even when I lived in a first floor apartment it would have been a little hard to get in. However, the second floor is safe except maybe from geckos and cockroaches!
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@hereandthere (31931)
• Philippines
14 Aug 17
i would be annoyed, too, why they stole only yours, especially your favorite shirt. can you hang them inside the house?
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@yanzalong (10198)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 17
Yes, I can. Most of my clothes are in fact dried inside the house. Now, I've learnt from this. Thank you.
• United States
14 Aug 17
Maybe just dry them in the morning
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@yanzalong (10198)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 17
Sunday would be the best time since I am at home.
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• United States
14 Aug 17
Many years ago my mother had all of her underwear stolen off the clothes line. She blamed it on a cross dressing neighbor and ordered my father to get a dryer.
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@yanzalong (10198)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 17
Yes, that is the solution. Or dry the clothes in the day time not at night.
@Shavkat (63496)
• Philippines
14 Aug 17
Before, it usually happens. Now, there are so many second-hand clothes here.
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@yanzalong (10198)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 17
Second hand clothes might be sold by owners of the clothes or by the people who stole them. In the U.K, I sold my clothes and the sellers wanted my identification. There may be black markets where stolen goods are on sale.
@Shavkat (63496)
• Philippines
20 Aug
@yanzalong It might be possible. But I am sure it doesn't happen here anymore.
@akalinus (17613)
• United States
14 Aug 17
I can't remember clothes stolen from the clothesline but have had clothes stolen from the laundromat. Once, a whole washer full of jeans for the whole family. Other things at different times. You can't trust anybody anymore.
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@yanzalong (10198)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 17
Even I never leave weist bag in the front room when I go to the kitchen. I usually take it with me.
@PatZAnthony (12771)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Aug 17
That is really terrible. Yes, we'd have to be careful if this was happening here.
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@prashu228 (25797)
• India
14 Aug 17
Yes , I had. That's why I dry clothes at night.
@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 17
Have some experience with those.