Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bottom Floor Dwellers

I helped out at the animal shelter's yard sale on Friday and Saturday. Lovely weather for the sale yesterday, but there was one grey cloud:

A boxed designer men's watch had been donated -- quite nice. We put it with a few other items that appeared to be worth something more than a buck or two. Do you know what happened? Someone attending the sale stole the darn thing. They did leave the box (I suppose strapping the watch and box on one's arm might be conspicuous).

Being a thief is bad enough, but you'd have to take the elevator a long way down to reach the level of someone who steals from a charity.

Thanks, I feel better now that I've gotten that off my chest.

8 comments:

Karla said...

sorry to hear that Lynn.... hopefully they feel convicted and donate a large amount to the shelter as a result!!!

Lynn Sinclair said...

Wouldn't that be nice? But I just don't think they'll feel anything closely resembling remorse or guilt.

jan said...

Some people either are not born with a sense of right and wrong or are not taught it. The few always make it hard to trust anyone.

Georgie said...

I'll put that one up there with robbing churches and synagogues.

If you can't do anything to *help* charitable entities -- then at least stay *away* from them -- and crawl back into the hole you creeped your way out of.

Sorry to hear this, Lynn.

NuclearToast said...

“The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others, but from an over-sensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires.”
~Edmund Burke

Lynn Sinclair said...

Since that quote is well over 200 years old, NT, it's obvious that mankind hasn't changed much in the last few centuries. Sigh.

Raggedy Angst said...

Stole. From an animal shelter. In my mind, I'm designing the layout of the 14th ring of hell I'm building just for this crook. I'm guessing he or she justified the crime with "they love animals more than people," never realizing it's (a) possible to do both and (b) they're a good argument for the preference.

Lynn Sinclair said...

The funny thing is, had the thief offered us even $5 for the watch, we'd have happily accepted it. People do the darndest things.