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30 September 2005 @ 03:29 pm
What is it about short days at work that make them so frigging long? I had a headache all day and didn't feel like doing anything- not even goofing off- so I guess that was part of the problem. I was also in one of those hole-myself-away-so-I-don't-have-to-deal-with-people moods, but the day's agenda kinda interfered with that. I got out of work early, like planned, but an hour and a half later than I'd hoped for, blah.

Getting home wasn't much of a treat, either. Got one of those phone calls from Mom- one of those "I'm not gonna come out and say it directly, but I think you're doing everything in your life wrong" calls- that put me in a foul mood. And to top it off, I come home to put up dishes and start writing checks for rent and utilities, and I find that a) someone's been rooting around in my jewelry box and b) my purse is missing.

I dunno if any jewelry's missing yet (haven't checked that closely), but I sure as heck can't find my purse anywhere. It's possible that I left it at Remy's, but that's a slim possibility, as I hardly ever use it and I keep it in my room when it's not in use. As you can guess, I don't use it on a regular basis. Aside from a few items of high sentimental value (receipts for dinners on various dates and such), my checkbook and my spare car keys were the important things in there.

These aren't the only things of value that have gone missing around here; seems to be happening to my roommates as well. I really hope the landlord isn't inviting himself in while no one's home.
Current Mood: irritatedirritated
Ellieellie on September 30th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
Honey, I completely emphasize with the parental conversations.

As for the missing objects, if it is the landlord (and a digital camera trick will prove it), you've got plenty of cause to sue and to report his bad behavoir to the authorities. I can root around and pull whatever landlord tenant laws for NY we've got... since we kinda publish them.
Applesapples491 on September 30th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
I agree. Meanwhile, buy yourself a safe to put valuables into. they aren't all that pricy ... $40 for one that can slip under a bed.

Throw the stuff thats really important in there ... and hide it.

Or try padlocking your bedroom door.
Miusherimiusheri on September 30th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
::nods:: I have a lockbox that holds my really important stuff- passport, SS card, and the like- but my room is kind of short on hiding places, aside from the ever-obvious under-the-bed, heh. I'm considering renting a safe deposit box from Citizens, even though a) there's a yearly fee involved and b) it creates annoyances at times (like, when I want anything in there, I have to make a trip to the bank). But I'm thinking I'd rather have that annoyance, plus the FDIC insurance, rather than the worry that something may go missing out of my lockbox.

And I'll have to see if there's anything in our lease against putting locks on the doors- otherwise, that's a great idea too. I could go all-out with it... maybe a retina scanner! Ack, that just brings that one scene from "Demolition Man" to mind... ;)
Miusherimiusheri on September 30th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
We may indeed be installing a webcam to watch the front door. Taking him to court would be a pain in the arse, but overall a very rewarding experience- in more ways than one perhaps, heh heh. >;) I'd certainly love your help, if it comes to that!

Otherwise, let us drown our parent-related woes with some cosmos or iced coffees sometime soon, okay? ^_^
Ellieellie on September 30th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Hrm... What are you doing Wednesday at 8:30 pm?
Miusheri: Hello Kitty's skeleton - by Michael Paulmiusheri on October 1st, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
Teaching night class next week, unfortunately. =( But next Friday's wide open if you want to do the traditional after-work thing!
skyibesky on September 30th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about investing in a webcam. I can easily hide it in my room and get a good shot of any stupidfuck who wanders through our front door without permission.
Miusheri: gotevil?miusheri on September 30th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'm all for that. I can order it, or if you or Angel want to, I'll most definitely chip in with my share. Let me know what you guys think!
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on September 30th, 2005 11:42 pm (UTC)
That's just creepy. I think the webcam at the entrance is a great idea. Also, for cruelty's sake, lots of slightly-secured items (jewelry boxes with crappy locks?) to frustrate the shit out of him and be very incriminating. And more webcams to capture it for posterity. And maybe some fingerprint tape. :)

Cheryl's psychadelic saxophone needs a much safer home though. That could be bad.
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on October 1st, 2005 01:27 am (UTC)
I had a neighbor rooting through my stuff one time. It was a five-apartment house, and I didn't always bother to lock the door to the hallway, and it turned out he was wandering through my room when I wasn't home. Until, of course, I walked in on him.

Couldn't prove it was him though (he ran off and I didn't see his face, but he just HAPPENED to be wearing the same color shirt and pants, and he HAPPENED to leave his mail on the stairs, and his car HAPPENED to be in the driveway even though he HAPPENED to not be home when the cops came by in response to my frantic phone call).

And since nothing was missing or anything, they never came back to fingerprint or anything. Oh well. He got evicted a few months later. Creep.