Missing PURSE-ons Report

Posted by  | August 31, 2010  at 4:02 PM  
As some of you may have seen via Facebook, a couple of weeks ago someone broke into my Mini Cooper, while I was running on the C&O Canal towpath, and stole my purse. Fortunately, I wasn't carrying all that much with me, but at the same time this experience has led to some rather annoying, frustrating, and almost amusing events; all of which have taught me some valuable lessons that I thought I'd share with my readers.

There are so many wonderful people in the Panhandle, that it's easy to let your guard down and forget about the bad guys. Sure, you read about crime in the newspaper, but it's nothing like what you hear about in the city, right? When I lived in DC, my mother was always convinced that I was one metro ride away from being mugged and left for dead in a gutter. But, my car wasn't broken into in the city--it happened at the Cushwa Basin in the nice, quiet town of Williamsport, MD.
Scene of the Crime

Generally when I go for a run, I have my dog carry a fanny-pack with my phone and whatnot, and I leave my purse at home. On this particular day, though, I needed to make a quick trip to the store, so I actually had my bag with me. I did everything that you're supposed to do: I parked in a well-populated, open area; I put my bag on the floor of the passenger side and shoved it under the glovebox (I don't have a trunk); I locked my car and made sure the sunroof was totally closed. Yeah, well, none of that mattered--they got away with my driver's license, debit card, camera, Smythson notebook, my makeup pouch that held my absolute favorite (not to mention essential) items, and about $10. Not gonna lie, the lost makeup may be the worst part.
As I made a list of the items I'd lost, I started to think about some of the things we ladies tend to tote around and how my losses could have been much, much worse. I mean how many times have you taken off a piece of jewelry and just tossed it in your bag? Which brings me to the top 3 things I learned from this incident:

1. Don't carry a lot of stuff in your purse: seriously, just stick to the essentials. In the case of a lost or stolen purse, you'll cut your losses, PLUS carrying a heavy handbag can be bad for your health.

2. Know your insurance policy: even if the bag is stolen from your car, the personal property claim probably falls under your homeowner's or renter's insurance, and if you have a high deductible for those policies, you're probably out of luck.

3. Have someone else drive you to the DMV if you need a new license: I promptly headed to the DMV the morning after the break-in, only to be pulled over by the police and given a warning for driving sans license. Yeah, I wasn't slightly hysterical or anything at that point.


If you have any tips, tricks, or cautionary tales feel free to leave a comment below!

4 comments:

Wenhao Guo said...

the north face clearance
kobe shoes
oakland raiders jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
miami dolphins jerseys
ugg uk
coach factory outlet
oakley sunglasses canada
asics shoes
ray ban sunglasses
mont blanc
tory burch outlet
nike huarache
pandora charms
air jordan 4
burberry handbags
los angeles clippers jerseys
tory burch outlet online
cheap ray ban sunglasses
air force one shoes
seattle seahawks jerseys
hollister clothing
michael kors handbags
mulberry outlet
oakley sunglasses
nike outlet store
longchamp outlet
cheap nba jerseys
mac cosmetics
true religion jeans
hollister clothing store
louis vuitton outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet
adidas outlet
tiffany and co
tods outlet
karen millen dresses
mulberry uk
cheap jordans
abercrombie and fitch

Jianxiang Huang said...

0714
patriots jerseys
dansko shoes
the north face
eric decker jersey,muhammad wilkerson jersey,michael vick jersey,geno smith jersey,dennis byrd jersey,jace amaro jersey,calvin pace jersey,curtis martin jersey,
michael wilhoite jersey,y.a. tittle 49ers jersey,justin smith jersey,nike 49ers jersey
hermes belt
warriors jerseys
hermes sale
bottega veneta handbags
custom mlb jerseys
soccer shoes
nhl jerseys
boston celtics jersey
new york giants jerseys
the north face outlet
the north face outlet
nike air max 2014
san francisco 49ers jerseys
canada goose sale
nike air max uk
uggs outlet
vikings jerseys
nike free uk
chanel outlet
russell westbrook jersey
falcons jersey
ysl handbags
cheap wedding dresses
fivefingers shoes
tory burch handbags
the north face clearance
hermes birkin
cheap soccer jerseys

Gege Dai said...

0507wangjuan
oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
michael kors sale
oakley sunglasses
beats by dre
reebok shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
ralph lauren outlet
gucci sunglasses for men
michael kors outlet
hollister uk
longchamp pliage
nike air max 90
ralph lauren polo
louis vuitton handbags
hermes belt
links of london
jordan shoes
tiffany jewelry
hermes birkin
michael kors outlet
omega outlet
swarovski crystal
louis vuitton bags
cheap michael kors handbags
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors handbags
true religion jeans

raybanoutlet001 said...

chaussure louboutinCUTE
michael kors outletthrow
michael kors outletsuper
christian louboutin shoesthis
tiffany and coand
ralph laurenback
mont blanc pens outletaround
converse shoesand
converse trainersfor
adidas nmd r1Then,

Post a Comment