Wednesday, December 13, 2006


My best friend's sister is a single mom raising two kids (one of whom has cerebral palsy and requires a little more attention than the average child) with no support of any kind from either child's father. She lives in a cheap two-bedroom apartment located in a not-so-elegant part of town. She bargain-shopped to extremes in order to find a few Christmas gifts for her kids and spent her last $200 on car repairs.

Then she was robbed.

The thieves took every last Christmas gift from under the tree, dug around and found the hidden gifts, stole all the video games her son had earned for doing his physical therapy and enduring really nasty recovery post tendon-lengthening surgery, took every bit of electronic equipment in the apartment and even drank the Coke she had splurged on for herself right out of the refrigerator.

I am disgusted. Truly disgusted. I would be less bothered if I had been robbed. We have a nice house in a nice neighborhood. We are not nearly destitute. We have insurance. We have savings. Stealing every thing we owned would not ruin us financially.

The neighborhood where my friend's sister lives is not so prosperous, and the people who targeted it are revolting.



Spazbomb said...

OMG!! That is just beyond low. I can't even begin to imagine how she's feeling. My heart goes out to all of them. OMG!!

Mayberry said...

Revolting is the word for it. Also infuriating and extremely sad.

Mitzi Green said...

that sucks on so many levels i don't even know where to begin.

i hope the f'ers who did it rot in hell.

Keith said...

I think the thieves were thinking, "I'd like to go to hell, but I don't want to have to wait in line." I realize there are several significant theological flaws in this reasoning.