31/01/2009

I'm so sad I just want to cry :(

I had my bag stolen from my local bar last night! Along with my phone, debit card and 1 euro in change my beloved camera was also nicked. I am so gutted. :( The person was caught on CCTV and the Guardia Civil will be taking a look at the footage later but I'm not holding out any hopes of getting my camera back. If you all could cross your fingers and wish really really hard for me and my camera to be reunited though, I'd be very grateful. The thief grabbed my bag in seconds and she's obviously a professional as there was a table full of people and no-one saw her commit the act. She scarpered off to the toilets, took out what was of any value to her and chucked the rest in the cistern of the toilet and replaced the lid. However, we didn't find it until today so last night we had to call a lock smith out to the house to bust the door open and fix a new lock. At least our car keys were retrieved which was really the most important thing as there was also a letter in my bag with our address on so she could have easily nicked the car too! I'm so angry with myself because normally I am so vigilante and I NEVER leave my belongings unattended. I let my guard down for 2 mins and that was all it took. Also in my bag was my newly purchased copy of Cruelty Free Shopper which is now just one big soggy mess (a bit like me really!!). I know these things can be replaced but I'm still sad and angry about it all. :(

51 comments:

jumbleberryjam said...

Oh no! I'm so bummed for you! Will be sending camera recovery energy your way. Hope it finds its way home to you soon!!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That's horrible! I'm so sorry that it happened. And sending you "get back your camera" thoughts. Big time.

River said...

Jeni, I'm so sorry this happened to you!! You bet you will be in my thoughts and I am sending you my best vibes.

I hope you get your things back and that they catch that disgusting thief.

*Big hugs*

Dia said...

I'm sending positive thoughts your way. Something similar happened to me when I visited Rome. Needless to say, even Vatican City can't be trusted. I confronted the hotel manager and he refused to believe that someone stole my wallet. Eventually it all was worked out, but hang in there. I know it can be frustrating.

Jenn said...

Oh, no!!!

I'm so sorry! That's terrible. I hope you get your stuff back and they catch the perp.
On the lighter side of your tragedy, I wonder what mystical force keeps taking cameras from you via the toilets...

Jeni Treehugger said...

*spews tea everywhere*

Oh my God Jenn - I hadn't even made that connection!!!

That made me laugh out loud.
:)

Thanks guys

:)

Chelsea said...

Jeni, that just sucks! I'm so sorry! I am double crossing my fingers and toes for your camera... and so are my kitties! :) xoxo Chelsea

Star said...

Bummer. So sorry to hear that! Here's hoping you get your camera back!

I dropped my camera a few weeks ago and broke it so I can sympathize. Not being able to take pictures of food is no fun! Boo. :-(

Laura said...

awww I'm sorry that happened. Got my fingers crossed I hope they find her and your camera, people are so cruel :(

I ♥ puggies said...

OMG! I'm so sorry. People can be so evil!

veganmomma said...

i'd be crying too! hang in there though, and hopefully this will all be behind you soon! hugs!

Marni said...

Fie! Fie! Fie! I feel your pain. We're still getting over The Husband's truck getting broken into on New Year's Day. It's such a violation. I'm sorry you have to deal with it all now. I do hope you get your stuff back.

Monika K said...

How terrible! Our car was broken into on New Year's, so I share your sentiment. Finger's crossed for your camera's safe return!

half pint pixie said...

Aw that's crap, poor you. ***Hugs***

Amanda said...

Hey JT! Hugs from me too - that's a really awful thing to happen. Especially when you're in a place that you think of as your 'local' (bar, I mean). I wish I had a camera to send you, but I don't so I'll just send positive thoughts that you get a replacement that's even better than the stolen one. Chin up - the perp will get what she deserves....karma's a bitch, you know! ***Hugs hugs***

twoveganboys said...

That stinks. I am so sorry to hear that. Karma will come along and bite her in the arse.

EccentricEmma said...

nooooooooooooooooo! thats so uncool!! bloody horrible woman. sending you 'get back camera' vibes aplenty.

much love xxxx

Cyn said...

THat sucks! I'm so sorry, and I'm sending "camera come back" thoughts your way.

Mandee said...

Oh no, that is horrible. I hope you get all our stuff bck. I hate losing things and the thought of someone taking it is even worse :(

the little one said...

This TOTALLY sucks! I'll definitely think good thoughts for your camera's return.

Ricki said...

So sorry to hear about this! How terribly distressing. I hope they catch the thief and get your things back!

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Poor Hippy!
You are not having much luck with cameras and toilets are you? I hope they catch the big mean tea leaf asap!
Good luck with the next camera dude xx

pavotrouge said...

oh no, I'm sorry! on the bright side, at least you got a few of your belongings back.

Jeni Treehugger said...

pavotrouge - very much on the bright side. I am grateful for getting my keys and bag back.

rabbit - you ain't kidding buddy - I have no camera luck at all.

Thanks for all your thoughts and vibes. Much appreciated.
xx

aredcardigan said...

ohhhh so sorry to hear that!!!
:(((((

veganefcliz said...

Poor you!!! Sending positive thoughts xx

so NOT cool said...

Oh, no! I really, really, REALLY hope that you somehow get your things back ... ESPECIALLY THE CAMERA.

I am glad, though, that this was just a theft and not something like a mugging. Still ... ugh.

DJ said...

So, so sorry about your bad luck!!! hope you get your camera back, sending positive thoughts your way!

Amanda said...

That's so awful! I'd feel the same way. I do hope that you get your camera back and other stuff.
**hugs**

ginger said...

oh, jeni. that totally and completely sucks. i have been robbed before and i know how violating it can feel...it's not about the stuff, it's about the trespass on your privacy and the lack of respect.

i hope your camera is recovered...damage free, and i hope that woman has her eyes opened before she does too much damage.

Felicity said...

awww, that is just awful. Your new camera too! I am sending lots of positive vibes and virtual hugs your way. I hope the Guardia catch the thief, and perhaps karma will see that she gets her head stuck in a toilet real soon!

wingraclaire said...

Oh, no! I am so sorry! How can it be wrong to relax in your favorite hangout, and why should you have to be vigilant all the time? I hope your things are returned soon. This is NOT FAIR!

wingraclaire

kelly g. said...

Oh noes! That totally sucks! I hope you're able to retrieve your camera...

*hugs*

shellyfish said...

Oh Jeni, that is so horrible! I'm really sorry sweetie. I had my camera stolen by a "friend" from my own apartment once, and it took me a long time to get over it, not so much the camera (though it was horrible - I still hadn't finished paying it off!), but the theft itself.
I'm crossing all fingers & toes hoping you'll be reunited!

Sal said...

aww hun that sucks!! people are just scum! I am crossing my fingers for ya!

xXx

jessy said...

oh no, Jeni! i'm so sorry! i hope they catch the person who stole your bag & belongings. what a jerk! that's just terrible!

hugs to you, my friend!

kmouse said...

I'm so sorry darling! That is very unfortunate and you can't help but feel sad and disappointed. Hope you get your camera back! Hugs!

Tracy said...

What a nightmare! I'm so sorry :c( I hope they find the jerk that did it. Especially the camera! I'm sorry. *hugs*

lazysmurf said...

I am so sorry, mine was stolen a few weeks ago and I cried like someone I knew had died. Much love!

VEGAN TICKLES said...

People suck and they always will.
Sorry about what just happened to you.
Well, I hope you at least didn't get any money taken out from you account????

Vegyogini said...

Oh, my goodness...I'm so sorry!

Lovliebutterfly said...

Oh no! That's horrible! I would have hated it if something like this had happened to me as I am also ever so attentive and keep my stuffs with me all the time.

But stay positive on this! Everything happens for a reason! I mean I always turn such a situation on the positive side and think, well maybe if I had not lost my bag, I would've done such and such things etc and could have been hit by a car or mugged by taking my usual way home etc...

Sending you positive thoughts! Don't worry, it's gonna fine!

Lisa -- Cravin' Veggies said...

That just sux. :o(

For the Love of Guava said...

aww treehugger... that sucks! I'm wishing really hard for you and even though I generally believe in stopping the cycle of bad karma some angry vibes may be seeping out towards the thief!

I really am sorry lady... what a bummer.

Bethany said...

that sucks. I feel really bummed out for you.

it was skanky enough for her to steal your bag, but to put it into the toilet, that's just even more lame. maybe they will dunk her stuff in the toilet when they find her.

fingers & toes crossed.

...barbara... said...

i am so sorry to hear this...
i will keep my fingers crossed...
and really hope you get everything back....
sending positive thoughts your way...
love love...

aTxVegn said...

I hate thieves! I'm so sorry this has happened to you, Jeni!

Jeni Treehugger said...

You guys are the freaking best do you know that!
All your kind words have meant so much to me.You all ROCK!
xxxx

Lovliebutterfly - you think just like me! I have already worked out in my head that this happened to avoid something worse from happening. I am a firm believer in the universe gently guiding me in the direction I need to go.
This happened for a reason and maybe that reason will never be known but it will all be for the greater good in the end.
:)

Zoey said...

I am sorry to hear about your bag. I hope that you and your camera are reunited soon!

PurpleStick. said...

Thanks for the comment, but I am really sorry to hear what happened to you! Gosh that sucks. Some people.. well if you are to ever run into this chick again, punch her square in the nose, double hard for me too.

Marie said...

jenni, i'm sorry for your loss. at least this woman didn't attack you!!!

where i live... you can get held up at gun point / ice pick point / knife point just for your bag (or even just for your cellphone!). it's quite sad that these things happen.