Its a little after 7:00 AM and I have been up for about 30 minutes. I am showered, shaved and dressed. I usually don't even wake up for at least another 30 minutes. Today the wife left and came back in to wake me.
"Uh, my car is gone."
So here I sit waiting on STL's finest to come and complete a report. It wasn't a new car, or a particularly nice car. Hell is has 95,xxx miles on it. I'm sure it has 100 more now. Easy target and good enough looking for a joy ride I guess. Doesn't stand out, yet isn't a piece.
I'm not really even all that mad. Almost sad. Sad for the 15 year old kid who has what a 10% chance of getting caught and sent up for a $2500 car.
Before my STL friends tell me that is what we get for moving to that neighborhood I am forced to preemptively point out that my neighbors at our old house had their car stolen twice in the 6 years we lived there.
So here I sit waiting for the 5/0. The last time I spoke to the STL police this same car was broken into at a Cards game. That was May of 2000. Of course that time it was worse, my computer and new set of kicks were in the trunk, Funny that they left my golf clubs.
I love living in the city. I am proud that we have chosen to remain in the city vs moving to the suburbs. The economist in me says that, like having to pay for private school, this is a tax for living here. I knew that. One of the things on my to do list that I never got accomplished was to buy Clubs for all the cars. Guess I'll be buying two today.
For those of you who wonder why I love the city so much, go read this blog. The city is vibrant and new everyday. It is getting better.
They stole my 2008 stickers off the plates of my other car too. Now I'm pissed because I have to deal with Missouri bureaucracy to get those replaced.
The chick at the DMV fat fingered my plates when she entered them ack when I titled my car. So the tags on file with the state do not match the ones on my car. So I have more crap to deal with. This is on the car with the stolen stickers, not on the stolen car. Is it happy hour yet?