I’M a victim of recent thefts in the Lavington area — a few weeks ago, somebody walked into my office at night, and took my handbag.
I have sucked up the fact I was an idiot for leaving the door unlocked.
But I’ve never been so grateful for not having credit cards.
It’s ridiculous that you can’t leave clothes at the Wagga Road laundromat without having them swiped.
On a recent rainy day, I left some clothes at the laundromat and nipped home while they dried to watch a DVD with my granddaughter.
I returned to find a lovely blue dress and black top my husband bought me for Christmas had been taken.
This is a bit of a first-world problem — some people have no clothes to wear — but I’m over the whole Lavington “The world owes me and I can take what I like” thing.
And I suspect other decent, bill-paying Lavingtonians who treat others with kindness and respect know what I mean.
I am not a mean person — I try be generous whenever possible.
If the thief had asked me for those clothes I would, in all likelihood, have given them to her.
I just feel very angry at the meanness inherent in the thief’s actions.
These people care absolutely nothing for other people’s needs.
Have fun with that attitude, whoever you are.
I hope your self respect is holding up — just don’t let me catch you in my clothes.
If they don’t fit, perhaps you can sell them and use the money to pay for a few lessons in basic integrity.
I am fed up with people like you.
— LOUISE McORMOND-PLUMMER,
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