This really sucks ...

Australia
January 31, 2007 2:05pm CST
My hubby goes swimming regularly at a nearby pool. One day he was in the changing rooms and noticed he'd forgotten to take his watch off. He was half undressed at the time and so couldn't be bothered to take it to the car and lock it away. Instead, he hid the watch in the toe of his shoes, stuffed his pants & socks in too and covered the whole lot up with his jeans. After his swim he noticed that his clothes had been slightly disturbed and found his watch to be missing. What we guessed had happened was that there were two young lads in the changing rooms when he was undressing. They must've watched him hide his watch and pinched it when he was gone. The strange thing is that he had money in his jeans pocket, but they didn't steal that. He hasn't got his watch back yet, even though he put up a poster offering a reward at the pool. Don't you think this kind of opportunistic stealing really sucks?
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes it does stink. The thieves will get paid back some day. I know it doesn't help your husband get his watch back. Get him a water proof watch, then he won't have to worry about getting it wet.
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• Australia
31 Jan 07
The funny thing is that he DID have a waterproof watch! lol Thanks for responding! ;)
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Jan 07
That is funny, bop him in the head. He could have worn it in the pool.
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• Australia
31 Jan 07
I must admit, we did have a laugh about that later on! Stupid boy! lol
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yes, it's a self-serving behavior - and a total lack of respect to anyone and everyone. Some do it for the excitement - some for the item or the money they can get out of it, and there's not much thought about the victim. Pathetic, isn't it? ...and yes, it totally sucks.
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• Australia
3 Feb 07
I quite agree - it sure sucks! Thanks for responding SP ;)
• United States
2 Feb 07
thats so awful- I hope he can get it back and maybe he wont wear or take sentimental things out like that again. People in this day and age will steal anything and have no regard for the one they steal from!
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@cultoffury (1283)
• India
2 Feb 07
Yes, stealing is bad. But your hus is to be blamed for being careless, and creating an opportunity for them to steal. He has a part in creating a thief. I am not blaming, but laziness should be shed at the earliest. It happens to me and you, but some get to learn hard lessons to change. Even I was changed by one, though not completely.
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• Australia
2 Feb 07
I don't believe he had any part in creating a thief - they chose to do it off their own accord. Would you or I do something like that - of course we wouldn't. But unfortunately I do agree that he was careless and somewhat at fault by not putting it in his car or even behind the counter for safekeeping. He works so hard and so is very tired most of the time, perhaps he wasn't thinking properly. Thank you for your response ;)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think someone stealing from another just sucks, period!!! Nothing makes me angrier than having something of mine, some- thing that I worked hard to obtain...taken by someone else. I just remembered something that is a bit odd, a few years back, I owned a jeep. On two occasions, someone tried to steal it and believe it or not, each time whoever it was, was not successful. I think my guardian angel was definitely looking out for me, minor damage was done to the jeep, but they were unable to take it...lucky for me...SS
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• Australia
2 Feb 07
Good point you made there about working hard. Hubby works incredibly hard and spends a lot of time overseas. In fact when we got our Australian citizenship it was after 3 years and not the normal 2 as he'd spent 1/3 of the time out of the country! Thanks for responding - I like Jeeps! lol ;)
1 Feb 07
It is sad that your husband's watch was snatched, but not too shocking given the situation. Does the lockerroom at your husband's gym have lockers? I tend to not trust my stuff, but also go out of my way to kindly return things I find. For instance, I've found a few cell phones, also once a wallet. I hope that my kindness inspires other to do the same. At the same time you have to recognize there will always be people who steal given an easy opporunity.
• Australia
1 Feb 07
No there aren't any lockers scouser. I also return things that I find. One day in the car park of our local supermarket I found a Canadian tourist's ID and took it to the local police who didn't seem at all interested. Yes, i'm afraid there will always be the opportunists, sadly.
• United States
31 Jan 07
Totally agree! I have had my purse stolen before. I have too big of a guilty concious to do anything like this. If people cant buy it themselves and earn it honestly, then they should leave it alone!
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• Australia
31 Jan 07
Yeah, I totally agree. I've had the entire contents of my bag stolen in a restaurant before, and have even caught someone with their hand in my bag! Man, is that brazen or what? Thanks for responding ;)
• India
1 Feb 07
yes
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Care to elaborate somewhat?