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Author Topic: Stole my bag, left the tools!  (Read 404 times)

Rich Mintz

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Stole my bag, left the tools!
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:34:00 PM »
I keep a full toolbag on whatever bike I am riding at any given time, enough tools to do virtually any routine repair without help. (If you've read my posts, you'll understand why.) Right now I have my scooter out of the garage and parked on the street here in NYC. Overnight someone took the tool bag off the bike and stole it -- but they dumped all the tools out on the sidewalk first! Given that the bag was a Klein Tools cotton zipper pouch that cost about $4, and the tools cost quite a bit more, I think this is funny...

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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 05:40:21 PM »
One man's trash.....  ;D
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 06:54:56 PM »
Probably needed it to carry some crack or bulk angel dust.  ERC 
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2014, 10:01:12 PM »
Reminds me of the (supposidly true) story of the guy who was afraid someone would steal his 10 speed bike so he bought a top of the line cable lock to protect it.

Someone stole the lock and left the bike.   ;D
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 12:57:34 AM »
Reminds me of the guy who lived in a major league sports town with a perennial loser team.  He had two tickets on the dash of his truck. Someone broke in to the truck and left him two more tickets... 
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014, 01:07:17 AM »
Probably some heroin addict saw it and thought it would be a great little bag to keep his needles in.  At least they were too high to steal your tools too!
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014, 04:30:21 AM »
They probably didn't know what they were but were smart enough to realize they had something to do with that filthy word.... "work".
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 03:41:29 PM »
Someone nicked my tool roll a couple of years back and i still get pissed off when i think about it!
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2014, 10:32:23 PM »
I left the keys locked in my car at the amusement park in Cincinnati. I realized it before we got back to the car. A guy from the park drove us out to it to help us get it open. When we pulled up beside the car, the window had been broken and somebody had reached in the car and stolen a radar detector. The keys were in plain sight as he broke the passenger side window, and the back seat was full of scuba gear.
I didn't even like the radar detector! Ain't life great?!
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014, 10:14:37 AM »
I left the keys locked in my car at the amusement park in Cincinnati. I realized it before we got back to the car. A guy from the park drove us out to it to help us get it open. When we pulled up beside the car, the window had been broken and somebody had reached in the car and stolen a radar detector. The keys were in plain sight as he broke the passenger side window, and the back seat was full of scuba gear.
I didn't even like the radar detector! Ain't life great?!
Bare

But I'll bet you liked that window!

To say I live in a low-crime area would be an understatement.  Many people leave their houses unlocked all the time, cars open with keys in them, etc.  Things are getting worse now that more drug addicts are looking for easy money, or drugs!

My unlocked car was ransacked one time, years ago.  I had nothing of any monetary value in it at all.  Unfortunately, I did have a box of audio cassette tapes, many of which had, to me, very valuable music on them which was irreplaceable.  You guessed it, they took them all.  I heard that some other cars in the neighborhood were targeted, which around here almost always means bored teenagers, so I reported my loss to the police just in case something turned up - which it never did.

I don't know if they ever listened to any of them, but they must have been surprised, or confused, at the strange collection of European folk dance music, and songs in just about every language but English - and probably just chucked them in the bin.  One tape was a recording of an entire concert my wife and I gave; we shared the bill with another folk singer, except he's, ummm... an actual famous one.  We sang a bunch of songs separately, and a bunch together - gone.

Imagine if Scottie had shared the stage with Metallica, and his only copy of the tape got knicked!  He didn't bother to make a copy for safe keeping...

Hey, crooks!

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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2014, 04:05:28 PM »
My favorite saying in recent times is "Most people suck at life".  Somehow, stupid people keep breeding like jack rabbits lowering the IQ level of this country more and more every year.
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2014, 04:12:07 PM »
 Yeah, no mater how low some creeps sink there's more waitin in line that will sink even further.
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 12:16:35 PM »
The average person is below average . One of my favorite quotes. :)
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Re: Stole my bag, left the tools!
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2014, 03:06:11 PM »
I once owned the butt-ugliest Honda CX650 on the planet. No key needed, just flip the toggle switch and ride away. After work one day I saw that a thief had cut the strap and taken my helmet. No way to secure it on his head now, but he left the hot wired Honda.

Also, I believe the quote is "Half of all Americans are below average intelligence".