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Shitty Shit

Sometimes you go through life not believing in people. Then one day, someone does something that makes you believe in people again, mostly believing in the hanging-them-up-by-their-testicles-and-skinning-them-alive part.

Today was such a day. P called me from the parking lot at Lowe's today. She'd taken her cue case with her to work, and had locked them in the truck when she went to look at windows and doors with a contractor-friend of hers. When she came out 90 minutes later, the door was wide open, and the case was gone. Someone jimmied the door and took off with her cues. She lost her Schon with its shaft, her antique Huebler Sneaky Pete, her new jump cue that she loves so much, and the new Predator Z shaft for the Schon. Along with the battered case, the cue ball, the bridge head, a new glove, and various other paraphenalia, worth around $3,000. Not that the antique can really be priced. It was priceless, especially to Patti, and likely irreplaceable.

I think Laura (from league) summed up how I felt, although I couldn't put it into words myself. "In-fucking-credible. I can't fucking believe that anyone would have the fucking nerve to fucking do that. Mother-fucker. Some people are such fucking assholes. I'm fucking sorry, P." Laura doesn't have Tourette's and she's not prone to excessive potty-mouth, so the F-carpet-bombing really showed her ire.

I think the worst part for P is the sentimental meaning of the cues. She's had the Schon and the Huebler for such a long time, and pool has been such a huge and meaningful part of her life. To have someone come along, and for whatever reason, just take that away... It's like when you lose all your family photos in a fire. It's the memories you connect to them that make them special to you, and it hurts when they're gone. This might be a bit worse, because it's really anyone's guess if they'll find them.

Fucker.

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amherstbelle
Sep. 15th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Merry fuckin' Christmas.

May the person who stole those cues lived a cursed existance until they atone 3 times over. Because karma? Is a bitch. It's all about the 3-fold rule people.
trifthen
Sep. 15th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ok, seriously. Call all the pool halls in the area, and troll eBay looking for these on a daily basis. This guy is more than likely looking to sell them for some kind of profit, and he won't get far if everyone knows they're stolen merchandise. Also call the police, they occasionally check second-hand stores and pawn shops for stuff like this, which you could do also.

I can't really relate, as I suck at pool, and a dull bent stick would likely be as good to me as a real cue, but it still sucks. Good luck finding them!
mandydax
Sep. 15th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the police are on it with feelers to the pawn shops, but we hadn't thought of eBay. Duh. Thanks, that's really a good idea.
snakewich
Sep. 15th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
That is too bad :(
I wonder if Lowes has security cameras, someone jimmying a car door should have been noticed. Perhaps the police or Lowes would be able to see who did it.

I hope things get better for her.
mandydax
Sep. 15th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, no luck there. The cameras weren't pointing at that part of the lot.
ladypentacles
Sep. 15th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC)
This SUCKS! I really hope everything is retrieved...
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