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Offline SquarishTriangle

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« on: 21/11/2008 09:10:53 »
Just thought I'd have a little whinge about my day and hopefully make myself feel a bit better.

On the way to my 7th exam in 2 weeks today, I found myself blocked up behind what appeared to some sort of large male choir that had set up a prank to actually get in the way of everyone in the underpass and sing about it. Not that the singing was bad. The whole idea might've been half funny, if I wasn't in a massive rush to a massive exam. Frustratingly, I had to shuffle along behind them at snails pace until we got through to the other side. Anyway, I missed the tram, missed the connecting tram and ended up arriving about 10min late to my exam, almost in tears.

After the exam, I thought I'd go for a wander through some shops to relax before going home to study AGAIN! Anyway, I was in a clothing shop when I felt something moving around from my backpack. I thought it was a bit strange and checked out my bag. The outer zip was half open and I saw a woman hanging around behind me. Stupid, naive, over-trusting little me gave her the benefit of the doubt and let it go. Thought maybe she'd just inadvertently bumped into me. I checked my wallet was still there and pushed it deeper into my bag and zipped it up again. A few minutes later, I saw the same woman hanging around me again and her friend nearby. I made a mental note to be extra careful and avoid her, but in my post-exam not-quite-conscious state, I didn't think I needed to actually take my wallet out of my bag. Checked out my bag again a little bit later. Open zip, no wallet, no more woman hanging around.

Had to report it to the shopping centre security office, to the police station, cancel all my cards, and had to call the university to organise some proof of ID for my exam on Monday (I can't sit exams without ID). Now I'm going to have to drop into uni to pick up a temporary ID on Monday morning and before going to the exam venue. Whatís worse is that I was actually thinking of moving my ID card to my pencil case earlier before I forgot where it was. Oh yeah, and Iím now 20 dollars poorer. Sucks.

Iíll live though! Just donít know why I feel the need to see the best in people. Not a particularly useful skill, is it? Urghh.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/11/2008 12:49:00 »
Don't be angry at yourself for seeing the best in people, if you only saw the bad in people you'd hate everyone, and they in turn would probably hate you :P

What are you studying at uni?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 21/11/2008 13:40:24 »
Ach, how horrible for you. Good luck with the exams, anyhow.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/11/2008 01:30:15 »
That's a good point MS. (Except, zif anyone could hate me! :P) I'm studying to be a vet. An exhausting gig but I'm looking forward to a much needed holiday in a few days time!

Thanks Rosy! I feel better after a good night's sleep.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/11/2008 16:53:46 »
My friend had a purse lifted in a supermarket. She has now invented purse bells. All it is, is a large cat bell fastened to her purse so that if anyone tries to lift it she can hear the bell.
She also has one attached to the zip of her rucksack.
You sound like a morris dancer but it does work.
It is horrible having someone in your property even if it is just your rucksack. Leave a set mouse trap in there!!!! but make sure you remember you put it in.
Hope I've cheered you up.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2008 11:20:10 »
How about one of those party poppers to stop the party poopers? You know, the ones that look as though they're an exploding tampon. If you could cunningly tie the string to the purse and then the other end to the bag, if it was lifted, there would be a cutpurse covered in confetti!
 

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