Monday, June 27, 2011

I'd prefer pull a rabbit out of my hat

I have officially achieved a hat trick!  Something has been accomplished 3 times, in this instance, I am referring to theft against me for the third time.  Alright, so this is not necessarily the kind of hat trick I wish upon myself.  Personally I would of preferred my hat trick to involve pulling out a rabbit, or rolling a top hat down my arm.

First I had my handbag stolen.  Then our car was broken into and someone stole our GPS, (which only spoke english by the way, so I hope the thief in this instance only speaks Italian).  Next; our weekend entertainment has been stolen.  Goodbye to my new bicycle, and to my husbands bicycle.  As a matter of fact, also a big farewell to the other six bicycles that have also been permanently borrowed from our apartments bike rack.  You would think I should solace in the fact that another six bikes were taken.  Nope.  There is no comfort in my sorrow.  Is it my bad luck or does Milan just have a high crime rate? How do you casually steal eight bikes?  What do you do with eight bikes? Were there eight thiefs?

Is this where my bike has gone?
I can not help but think that maybe if we rode to the markets on Sunday, (which is apparently when the robbery took place), that my bike would still be here.  I wonder if my bike had not been your 'average looking bike' then the thief would of thought it too suspicious to take.  They say "Third times a charm", I do not find this 'burglary thing' charming at all.

Maybe if I had this sort of bike it would of been left behind
What upsets me most of all, is the dwindled visions of  "happy European family" bike rides.  We only have six weeks to go.  It looks as though we will have to conclude our European tour via scooter.
Good things come in three's.
Three cheers for the thiefs, hip hip, hooray, hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray, (now stay away)!
I think the bandit came prepared with REALLY sharp scissors

This empty bike rack reflects the empty spot in my heart

I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
- Queen

1 comment:

  1. This does seem such bad luck. So far, touch wood, I've never had anything stolen although I have lost my wallet a couple of times (but entirely my fault).

    And in six weeks, where are you going? And are you coming back or is that it?