Big things and small things, important and trivial things. Most things in my life go missing at some point so I liberally employ the theory “Patience. It will turn up.” Yet slip into internal panic mode when my misplacements (see lost) affect someone else. My usual M.O. is to keep it on the down low.
And so it was recently with P!NK tickets having ordered them for three girlfriends and myself back in September. Costing a small fortune then but now replaceable for over $1,000/per., the fact that they hadn’t arrived put me on high alert.
“Your tickets were delivered by UPS on 10/4/12. Left on your porch.
“I never received them! What do we do?” I frantically typed back but vaguely remember an October email referencing such.
(Repeat one hundred times: Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s only a concert.)
Though when you’re trying to avoid something, it seemingly becomes what everyone wants to talk about. That was happening. P!NK, P!NK, P!NK. Can’t wait for P!NK!!!!!
It wasn’t until UPS and my stupid Blue Tooth compatible car out-ed me while driving with one of the friends. The phone conversation was broadcast for her ears too.
“We’ve tracked the package containing your tickets. It was delivered and we have a satellite picture of the truck in front of your house.”
“There was nothing on my porch. Why didn’t I have to sign for something so valuable?”
“I don’t know but to move forward with a claim, you have to file a police report.”
I was forced to explain the whole story to my friend.
“It’s only a concert but I’m finding it pretty creepy they have a satellite photo of your house. What if you answered the door in your pajamas? I think I remember you mentioning that the tickets came. ”
“Crap. They didn’t say I signed for them but what if I did? Do you think they are trying to set me up?”
Did I have a memory of this or not? Didn’t matter. I didn’t have them.
Marching into the podunk police department in our sleepy little village, I told my story to Officer Fife (Laird) and I became just another porch burglary incident during a two-week period in October. Apparently, we give “good” porch!
“There’s nothing we can do. They were probably sold immediately for quick cash. If you get them reprinted, your only problem will be getting security at the venue to remove them from your seats.”
The saga continues because I have reprints but 8 people with be showing up for only four seats to the hottest ticket in town…
To me, the scariest part is "Big Brother” watched the whole thing. What else have they seen? And why didn’t anyone catch the creep swiping stuff off my porch?
Residential Burglary Reported: Police Blotter
TUESDAY, FEB. 19
Pricey Pink Tickets Stolen
Police said four tickets to a March 9 Pink concert worth a combined $1,180 were stolen from a resident in the 0-100 block of Blodgett Avenue by an unknown person in October, after UPS delivered the tickets but before the resident picked them up.
The resident recently called UPS to check on the status of the tickets, police said, after wondering why it was taking so long for them to be delivered. UPS told the resident the package had indeed been delivered in the fall.