I Hate Doing Stupid Stuff...but I Do It Anyway

Business By littlecake Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 10:00am by indydebi

littlecake Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 11:50pm
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i took WAY too many orders last week....i was wiped out...guess what genius forgot to lock the door?

yeah, it was me....

i'm assuming i did...because i was robbed, and there was no sign of forced entry ...i feel so dumb...they got my digital cameras (with pics i never got to download in them...i think that was the worst part...plus they got all the money in the cash register that i left in there to make change...they even took the coins....

i guess it's prolly all went up someones nose...i hate this feeling, people were in my place, going thru my stuff.

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-Tubbs Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:02am
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Aww, that's so awful. Will your insurance cover any of it? Yes, I was robbed once and know just what you mean - the worst part is knowing someone's grubby hands were going through your stuff. Are you sure you fogot to lock the door - is it possible that it wasn't your ditzy weekend helper's useless boyfriend? (assuming you have a weekend helper, and that s/he has a boyfriend...)

I hope you're ok. icon_sad.gif

mrsunknown Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:39am
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-K8memphis Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:43am
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Oh sh*t!!! I'm so sorry!!!

I know I've left the door unlocked on the bookstore!
Now I'm a total freak about it. I check it relentelssly.

So sorry, Cake-Buddy. I just hate that that happened.

Dirty bums!!

((giant hug)))

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:58am
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I've done it. The guy who manages the restaurant next to me called one day and said, "Where are you?" I said, "I'm in the van on my way to Sam's Club ... why?" He said, "Because I'm standing in your store!" aaaauuugggghhhhh!!!!!!!!! icon_surprised.gif So he locked my front door for me and went out the self-locking back door. One day I arrived at the shop and found the front door unlocked, so I was lucky that day.

And no, I have NOT confessed this to hubby, who is a paranoid, security FREAK anyway!!!

Justbeck101 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:08am
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I am so sorry that happened to you. Did you contact the police? Hopefully they can catch them.

patticakesnc Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:21am
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I did it. I owned a bridal/dress shop and I left my door unlocked one night. I came in the next day and there were people inside trying on dresses! I flipped out. The lights were out and everything.....but they didn't steal anything and I did get a big order from them lol.

Sorry that happend to you. I know that is horrible...makes you feel so violated.

blondeez Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:35am
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I'm sorry to hear that. Hope the police are able to catch who ever robbed you.

littlecake Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 5:29am
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omg, thanks guys...you made me feel so much better!

i think we get so much going on...we forget the simple things....

now at least i'll be able to sleep, not kickin my own butt for being the dumbest cakelady ever...that means a lot.....

Ruth0209 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 5:38am
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Wow, what an awful feeling. So sorry! Believe me, you're not the dumbest cakelady ever, but probably just a really, really tired one who was so happy to be going home at last that she spaced it. It's what insurance is for. Give everything a good wipedown and you'll feel better.

Be extra cautious, though, because burglers will come back if they think it's going to be an easy hit (I'm sure THAT makes you feel much better, huh?). Sad, but true.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:54pm
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Y'know what though about insurance, guys?? It's nice to have but the world is not a happy place if you actually gotta use it.

If it was me and all I lost was stuff I could replace like cameras and the bank (the opening drawer money) the last thing I'd do is tell the insurance company.

littlecake Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:22pm
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yeah kate is right, ii'll, just replace the stuff....insurance is not good for small stuff.

if ya think about insurance is not really good for much...i had a guy come in the shop...his roof was damaged in a storm. he was gonna fix it himself, because if the used his insurance on a small fix, the rate increase would be more than the repair cost.

Lenette Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:28pm
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LittleCake,

I just wanted to say how sorry I am that this happened to you. Be safe!

Rylan Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 1:31pm
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I hope you feel completely better now. Karma will get that person.

OhMyGanache Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 8:39pm
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So sorry this happened to you. My house was robbed before (they went in through my window though) and I know how it feels. I started locking my door even when I was home after that because I was so paranoid about someone coming in my home not knowing I was there.

Scary stuff.

I'd buy one of those stickers for the front door now saying that you are under security surveillance or protected by some security company (even though you aren't). Maybe it'll make them think twice about trying again.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 8:51pm
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Oh, I walked in as robbers were going out the back door of a house I lived in once. I only realized they had just left because I found a can of beer from my ex-hubbies fridge laying on it's side in the back room....with beer pouring out of it. That's how close I was to coming face to face with the morons. I had an extending billy club baton on my keychain too, they'd have gotten it straight across the face. They tried to roll my dirtbike off with them too, even though I lock it with the handlebars cocked to the side. Idiots.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 8:53pm
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They sell cameras on line that are dummies, they rotate and have blinking red lights. Pretty cool.

jamiekwebb Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 8:54pm
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Oh I hate that for you. Hopefully it will never happen again. My neighbor was robbed just a couple of weeks ago in broad daylight (someone she know whoi knew she was gone) so now I keep a gun loaded on safety on top of my cabinets.

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:49pm
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When I had my high school girls working with me (and one was/is my daughter), I set up a code word for them. If I thought there was trouble or a problem up front, I'd tell them to check the apple pie in the oven. Since we NEVER make apple pies, the word "apple pie" was code for them to RUN out the back door and go next door to the restaurant and have the manager call the police.

You might think about something like this, too. Not all robberies and break ins are are night.

tripleD Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:59pm
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I know how you feel. I always do unthinking things.
I worked in a bank. We were robbed at gun point. I was waiting on a former employee at the time and the robber came in. he pointed the gun at her and told her to step back. I grabbed her money off the counter and yelled at the robber and told him that this was her money not the banks. icon_redface.gif He could have shot me but he stepped out of the way let her take here stuff then stepped back and pointed the gun at me and said give me the banks money. After he ran out the other tellers told me I was sooo stupid. I didn't want him to take her belongings.

jsmith Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 10:06pm
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Oh no! I'm glad you weren't there when they broke in. I think I would be most ticked at losing my cake pictures. Don't feel stupid. They probably would have broken in anyway if the door hadn't been unlocked. My car was stolen twice when I lived in a bad part of town and it was piece of junk.

andersonix Posted 13 Mar 2011 , 7:48am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I've done it. The guy who manages the restaurant next to me called one day and said, "Where are you?" I said, "I'm in the van on my way to Sam's Club ... why?" He said, "Because I'm standing in your store!" aaaauuugggghhhhh!!!!!!!!! icon_surprised.gif So he locked my front door for me and went out the self-locking back door. One day I arrived at the shop and found the front door unlocked, so I was lucky that day.

And no, I have NOT confessed this to hubby, who is a paranoid, security FREAK anyway!!!





It is really useful to have a self defense stuff.

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Baker_Rose Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 2:53pm
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I have a really cool security door knob. When we bought the new house we weren't sure how to train the kids with their own key. A trip to Home Depot found a key pad entry knob. I have it set so the door is always locked, so I don't have to even think about locking it behind me. I just close the door and it locks automatically. Then there is a four digit code to open it. Instead of training teenagers with a house key they have a number memorized to get in. AND when Hubbies Mum visits he programs a different number for her, then erases it when she leaves.

No worries, I will never be locked out, the kids don't have to worry about a key and it runs on a 9-volt battery which we change every year so we don't get locked out by accident. It was $100 when we bought it, but I did see it recently for $150.

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KJ62798 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 3:31pm
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I sooooo feel your pain on this. My forgetfulness gave us a SCARY incident 2 weeks ago.

Midnight--I'm in bed, DH is up on the computer. Auto garage door opener goes up. ????? DH checks things out--no one there but my car is unlocked in the driveway. He doesn't look to see if anything is missing but locks up the car & the exterior side door to the garage & comes to bed

1:15AM--Garage door goes up AGAIN. DH goes out our front door & finds 2 idiots. One deep in the garage checking out the tools on the workbench--right near the door to the house. One as lookout. They give him some lame excuse about seeing the door open & coming in to check on things. Oh really, is that why you are dressed all in black? DH runs them off, I call 911.

Apparently, they stole the remote garage opener from my car & let themselves in. A string of unlocked cars in the neighborhood were hit for CDs, radios, loose electronics--any grab fast stuff. We live in a pretty nice neighborhood where people feel secure enough to leave stuff unlocked all the time so I guess we were easy pickings.

Reprogrammed the garage opener & locking things up like Fort Knox now.

Kristy

indydebi Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 3:39pm
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wow, kristy! icon_surprised.gif In our last house, we never locked the door between the garage and the kitchen because our logic was "the garage is locked". Boy, with your story, I'm now sitting here thinking of all the things that COULD have happened! icon_eek.gif

KJ62798 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

wow, kristy! icon_surprised.gif In our last house, we never locked the door between the garage and the kitchen because our logic was "the garage is locked". Boy, with your story, I'm now sitting here thinking of all the things that COULD have happened! icon_eek.gif




Same here--we rarely lock the door between the house & the garage. You can bet it is getting locked now.

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Unlimited Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 4:27pm
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Originally Posted by KJ62798

We live in a pretty nice neighborhood where people feel secure enough to leave stuff unlocked all the time so I guess we were easy pickings.




Us too, and luckily we weren't easy pickings! Our college-age daughters came home for spring break between midnight and 1:00 a.m. on Sunday. They accidentally left the car's passenger door wide open all night! Thankfully, nobody noticed they could have gotten a brand-new-in-the-box sewing machine, a Mac laptop, a desktop (in for repairs), and loads of dirty laundry!

KitchenKat Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 12:51am
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About 10 years ago I made a quick dash to my store jus tot check on sales. DH parked the car literally yards from our storefront but it was partially obscured by our delivery van. We come out 10 minutes later and a someone had thrown a brick through the window and taken DH's laptop bag, which was on the back seat. This was in broad daylight in an upscale neighborhood. We cannot imagine how it happened nor the audacity of the thief but it taught us never to leave valuables in the car ever again, not even for quick trips.

The worst part was our family was going on vacation in a week and all our passports were in the bag. We never recovered our documents but went through a lengthy process of getting replacements. About 6 months later, we got a call from a Department of State rep informing us that someone was arrested trying to enter the US using our 5 year old son's stolen passport. He was verifying the information we provided in our theft report. Gives me the creeps to think of how our identity was stolen and used.

LKing12 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:17am
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We lock the door between the kitchen and the garage. But I have to admit that years ago I was looking for my keys and found them still in the front door!

Kitagrl Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 1:43am
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Is it possible they could have picked the lock? Rather than you forgetting to lock it.... glad they didn't ruin anything more and that nobody got hurt.

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