Tuesday, March 15, 2005

What The H Is Going On?!

I know some of you out there enjoy "exciting" library stories, and it's been fairly calm recently. No news is good news and all that. Well I now have 2 stories today for the price of 1.

I love my Honda Civic. It's reliable, it gets good gas mileage, and it's small. I love small cars. Anywho, a couple of weeks ago the boyfriend noticed I was H-less. Some punk-ass idiot stole the H symbol off my trunk!
"That's how people know it's a Honda!"

(Bonus points to anyone who knows where that quote is from)

At least they didn't scratch up my paint job. But seriously - what kind of pathetic loser steals an H? It's not like I drive a Mercedes or BMW (with my salary I'd have to live in one of those cars as well). I told my father my tale of woe - and he told me that back in the 1970s when he worked for Volkswagen people were stealing the VW symbol. Go figure.

Then last night, someone set the alarm off at the library. Luckily when the cops showed up there was no damage - so I wasn't greeted with a busted in door or broken out window this morning.

What kind of pathetic loser tries to break into a library?

(Noticing the theme of today's blog yet?)

Let me give you budding criminals a lesson on choosing locations to burglarize. My library is a really bad choice. Our copy machine is older than I am, the computers are hopelessly outdated (I suspect some of them have been banging around the county since 1990), and we keep very little money here. Very little. Trust me, you could get more out of a convenience store cash register.

You'd have much better luck holding up the McDonald's down the street.


Nicole said...

We had vandals break into our town library once. They smashed all the comuputer monitors, ruined the pcs and smashed a large fish tank (oddly enough the fish tank that my mother had donated to the library before I was even born). Why on earth do people like to ruin things?

Too bad about your Honda symbol.

David said...

"What's the point in getting a Honda if you can't let other people know what it is?!"

I don't know what's worse: the quote, or the fact that I knew right away it was from the Simpsons, not that it's a tough guess with you Wendy.

Wendy said...

And David gets the gold star for today! Frankly, I knew you would be the one to get it right. I guess that's not much of a contest.

Nicole - we have had vandal problems at other libraries. Mainly bored teenagers who aren't getting laid so they decide to break-in to the library. Luckily, we're all wired with alarm systems, so these petty criminals don't have time to do a ton of damage....

Jill said...

I LOVE Honda Civics. I've had 3. The first one, my favorite, was totaled one night outside my apartment. No note, nothing. It's been twelve years and I'm still furious.

Wendy said...

I've had a 1996 Civic Coupe, a 1990 Civic Sedan and now a 2004 Civic Sedan. I have loved all of those cars.....

Oh, and I'm furious for you! Heck, I was upset over one measly H missing. I'd probably be homicidal if I discovered my car completely totalled....