Friday, December 16, 2005

I Want To Hug Somebody...

...but who is it? This story about the $15,000 diamond ring left in a stranger's car is killing me. I know I'm a hormonal mess today, but the note left with the ring just sounds so...despondent. Is it a man or a woman? Is he or she all right? I just hope it wasn't a "Goodbye, Cruel World" type of thing.

"Merry Christmas. Thank you for leaving your car door unlocked. Instead of stealing your car I gave you a present. Hopefully this will land in the hands of someone you love, for my love is gone now. Merry Christmas to you."
My prayers go out to you, whoever/wherever you are. I'm sorry for your sadness.

10 comments:

  1. I choose to think that the ring was stolen and the guy was being chased by the cops. He then decided to ditch the evidence in a parked car rather than go to jail. Why he took the time to write a note when the police were right behind him I can't say.

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  2. Ah, Dave, you comfort me so. So, in your version, it's a man, and a criminal. With the ability to write notes very quickly. Probably there was a monkey accomplice, truth be known.

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  3. The note was typed. Nobody prints out a note like that on the run. The story has us Bostonians going nuts. Damn, why didn't I park MY car in the MBTA Westboro lot? The fact that I don't drive and it's an hour northwest of me is an aside... because I always leave my car unlocked.

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  4. You were the FIRST person I thought of when I saw the story!

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  5. It's probably someone whose girlfriend rejected his proposal. Or maybe it's the ex-wifes, or soon to be ex-wifes. I was going to say something gory, but don't know you well enough.
    The suspense!

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  6. I'm definitely going to leave my car door unlocked more often. Though here in NYC I'll probably find a person sleeping in it not any jewels.
    I also think it was a heart-broken, just turned down for a marriage proposal man. A heart broken soon to-be-divorced or single woman would take that ring & have a necklace made out of it.

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  7. Or, in my melodramatic mind, a man whose fiancee has died, and he can't bear to look at the ring, or to sell it for money.

    My husband the cynic, of course says it is a hoax, perpetrated by the "finder" to get attention. Hmph.

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  8. Me too. I ache for this tortured soul, and hope he (she?) finds happiness someday.

    God, what a screwed up world we live in!

    Visiting from Michele's today.

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  9. i was totally hoping for a monkey accomplis. bummer.

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  10. I like the last line of the story, "The man decided to keep the ring."

    Duh..

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