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My car was stolen

  • Posted on March 7, 2007 at 5:44 pm

I parked my car around 8:30 on the campus of the university that I work at and came back around 4:45 to find that it was not there. Of course, you have the brief thought “Did I not park it here today?” but that is quickly dismissed by the fact that you carried several dozen baked goods into work from your car and you are quite sure that is how far you had to walk. So I call Dio and can’t reach him. Then I call my Dad. I wanted to hear something reassuring like “it is likely to just have been towed.” Instead I hear “look around for tow signs if there aren’t any you should call the police.” I knew there was no tow signs because I have parked there most of the last year. I knew I had to call the police.

So I call the cops and let them know “My car is not where I left it this morning.” I am glad the cop found this amusing because he gave a short chuckle when he told me he would see if my car had been towed. It was the kind of chuckle that told me he thought it was stolen too but he knew that I was hoping it was towed and I had a nice big fine coming to me. Of course he verbally confirms to me “We don’t have your car. Your car was stolen.” After about thirty minutes of filing a report and I hung up with the report number and the advice I can call every two days to check.

My day only gets worse, I get a hold of Dio and he takes a train to meet me. For those of you not guessing this already, we only have one car. I head back to my office so that I can call my insurance. I answer another half hour list of questions and am informed that I get a rental car. This was a bright side. I hang up and wait for the rental car company to call me (as the insurance people are setting this up).

The rental place calls after 10-15 minutes. I hear “This is Jordan from enterprise, is this Philomela?” “Yes this is Philomela.. .” I get disconnected. No matter what T-mobile says I get my calls dropped all the time. He does not call back. So 20 min later I recall my insurance who says they will take with Enterprise again and to wait for the call. No call ever comes and 45 minutes later Dio and I walk to the train.

For brevity the train is 30 minutes late and we barely catch the connecting train home. Mind you we were torn between getting food and then catching a train or just getting home and this would have been enough time to eat. When I finally got home it was almost ten before I started making food.

I have to wait 3o days before my insurance will take action about my car. I expect I will be getting a new car in 30 days and a new cell phone company much sooner. Bye Bye T-mobile you have sucked for the last time.

Last little bit of humor here. My car is almost exactly a year old. I bought a car last year (within days of today) because Dio’s bike was stolen and we decided that it was time to get a car rather than replacing the bike and all of the racks and such we needed for groceries. So if my bike gets stolen and I get a new car, what do I get if my car gets stolen?