The only time I had ever had my wallet stolen was at church on a Mother's Day. I had set my purse up on the window shelf out of the way of the children while I helped in Nursery. Dummy me! The window was partly open and someone reached in and helped themselves.
You would think that should be a lesson.
However, I can now top that.
While our kids were in Seminary (early morning religion class for high school age students), my friend and I walked with my dog around the neighborhood. Leaving my purse and backpack in the car like an idiot! A church parking lot, early morning, another mom napping in a car nearby. But still.
Someone busted up my driver's window and stole my purse and backpack, including all my ID, credit cards, check book, cash, text book, a radio I was going to try at work, my new camera, my GPS for my car, I cannot remember what else and a very good lunch!
Most of which is not covered by my insurance and the rest of which does not probably reach my deductible.
I am a bit distraught.
Also - another word of warning - actually 2.
1- I have often thought and sometimes said, that if I were a pervert, I would "shop" at an LDS church. Lots of really cute kids running around loose, and distracted, busy, parents who think they are in a safe place. The two Seminary teachers, one also a Bishop (head minister of the congregation), said it does happen. The Bishop posts "watchers" in the hallways during Sacrament Meeting (main worship service) because so many people let their kids go out of meeting alone for a potty or water break and there are known offenders in the area. Offenders, btw, are like cockroaches. You may see one, but there are lots more. Watch your children, carefully!
2- Bad guys know that Mormons have long meetings. They break into cars, get information, and have 3 hours in your house without interruption. Be careful what you leave in your car. Be careful going home if your car looks like it has been tampered with.
Church can be a dangerous place, be careful but go anyway!
I cannot go anywhere because my car window is broken and I have no driver's license.
Ok, I can ride my bike.
I cannot replace my license because I have put stops on my credit cards and checking account.
I also lost my work ID, my school ID, which includes my Regional Transit pass, some RT individual passes.
We are out of milk, but I have no cash, credit cards, or checks.
I do have chocolate, but I don't think even that will help right now.