|Volume 15, Issue 11||
Dear thief who took my purse,
Not much, was it? Well, you seemed to think so. And I’d love to know why. I know how it went down. You took my purse and zipped over to Safeway where you used my cards to buy American Express gift cards.
It makes me wonder why clerks at local stores don’t check ID when someone buys a bunch of gift cards. Seems like a simple way to prevent fraud, since it happens so often. Nice quick way to turn a card theft into ready cash.
At some point along the line you pitched my purse, wallet, cards, and phone. I’d like them back if you’re feeling generous. Oh wait, thieves don’t give stuff back. Silly me.
I guess I should count myself lucky. You didn’t distract me with a duo or trio of female thieves and steal my purse from my cart at Trader Joe’s or Costco (no membership, so that was out) or push me down and yank my purse off my shoulder like a friend’s friend had happen. I met another woman who had her purse surreptitiously spirited away like mine was. Women preying on women, perhaps?
So, back to my question. Why did you do it? Are you a drug addict or just a pickpocket who’s trying new territory, so to speak? Will you ever regret it?
I’d hate to think that having my purse stolen from a place I thought was safe is a kind of new reality. But ladies, I think it is. Keep ‘em close, don’t get complacent, and watch each other’s back. Because some thief may be watching yours.
Published monthly by Pioneer Marketing & Design
PO Box 91061
Portland, Oregon 97291