Friday, 4 December 2009

No point in crying over spilt milk

Good morning, another new day another fresh start. I awoke this morning and remembered what I have to do today, take my car to the garage for them to assess the damage inflicted upon it yesterday. Now I have had time to mull things over in my mind I can't help wondering why pick my car out of several others that were parked in the street. Was it someone who knows me, possibly someone who wants to hurt me. I don't normally make enemies but you can never tell what goes on in someone's deranged mind. I have one or two suspicions, but of course with no witnesses and no cctv cameras, I am unable to follow it up. The police are going to make some enquiries but I don't expect them to make any arrests.

I remember many years ago I was shocked and horrified when someone I knew said he had done exactly the same thing to a car which had parked quite legally outside his house. It had annoyed him so he thought he would teach the owner a lesson so they wouldn't park there again. He got his come uppance though, several months later we met up and went for a coffee. On our return to the car park someone had scratched the side of his car. He was quite annoyed by it, I kept my mouth shut, muttering under my breath, you reap what you sow. Now he wasn't a dodgy character at all, in fact he held a very responsible position working in partnership with the police force. His behaviour was not what you would expect from someone who was held with high regard. It just goes to show, you don't know what is going on in someone's mind.

Anyway time to move on, no point in crying over spilt milk, there are people who have many more worries than I do. I just heard on the news about a young man who who was also the victim of a violent act yesterday, only he paid for it with his life. Someone had tried to grab his laptop, he tried to stop them and was shot in the stomach by the assailant, he subsequently died. A tragic story. It puts everything into perspective, I may be £100 lighter, but I still have my life. So sorry for the young man and his family.

3 comments:

  1. I am so glad that you can see the rotten thing done to your car in such a good light.
    How sad it is that people need to spoil things for others, but I have always found that "What goes around comes around" and believe me they will not get off scot free.
    Read your blog every day. You are an inspiration.
    Erna.

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  2. You are lovely erna, thank goodness there are more good people out there.

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  3. At the risk of sounding like an apologist for vandals, I read somewhere that people often vandalise cars because they have now power or control within society. The theory goes, that if you have no legitimate power, you compensate by using the only power available to you, which is the power to spoil and damage the possessions other people have acquired through their legitimate efforts. The more upset the victim gets, the more powerful the low-life feels.

    Funnily enough someone 'keyed' my vehicle when it was only 3 weeks old and parked outside my house. I was deeply annoyed, but I confused most of my neighbours by observing that if the only way some sad act could feel any sense of achievement was to vandalise my property, I wasn't going to give them the satisfaction of getting upset about it... and anyway, what kind of an idiot would think that scratching a Land Rover represented "damage".

    Fortunately, you sound as if you've also already taken back "the power".

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