Dec. 20th, 2003
Why me?  
This isn't the way it was supposed to go. I've always had a good time when I went out to the bars in New Orleans. Last night started as no exception. A couple drinks later, I met a cute boi. We chatted a little bit, and made out a bit. Then, in my rather compulsive habit of checking my pockets, I noticed my wallet was gone. All that was left was the chain that was attached to it. Someone actually cut or broke the wallet chain and pilfered my wallet.

I'm not sure when it happened. Actually, I'm pretty sure I do. I think it happened while we were in line for the bathroom and probably shortly before I noticed. It was packed. It doesn't matter. Everything I needed was in there. I didn't have a whole lot of cash in there as I'd taken much out before I left, but it was still probably like $70. I had all the credit cards I'd brought with me, my debit card, my license (and only official picture ID), my AAA card.

I broke down.

The security guard brought a flashlight; we looked as I frantically searched the ground. It was gone. It was taken. I've never been robbed before. I felt completely violated. How was I supposed to get back to my parents'? How was I supposed to fly back without ID?

I was hopelessly vulnerable. I knew I'd have to call my parents to come pick me up (from a gay bar). I went outside to call them, crying into the phone (which is always attractive). Then, on the cold sidewalk I called my bank and 2 credit card companies, drunkenly bawling into the phone as I explained my wallet was stolen. They were polite for sure, considering the hysterical mess they were dealing with. My parents picked me up. My dad: "Son, you know that's a gay bar?" I don't even remember my response. It's not come up.

I still feel awful. I feel completely violated. I feel like crying. I feel as if my life has been taken from me. I just want to curl up in a ball and have someone hold me and make me feel like everything's going to be okay, watch something silly on tv.

I just want things back to normal, and it's going to take time. The empty pocket was a constant reminder of what had happened. My dad bought me a new wallet today — thicker chain this time. Amex will have a new card here on Monday. My bank is mailing a new card as is my credit union. I can't call the DMV til Monday. I called the New Orleans police for the 10th time to get a case id. I called all three credit bureaus to put a fraud watch on my credit report. My old SDSU ID which I thought I'd have forever is hopelessly lost. I'll have to call AAA for a new card. I lost a chance with the cute guy whom I'd totally lost track of in the scene. My holiday feels ruined. I won't even have an ID for New Years festivities, not that I have any plans anyway.

My Christmas wish, other than getting my wallet back, is that the son of a bitch who did this gets murdered. I want him to rob the wrong person, get caught, and then get shot in the lung so that he can gasp and gasp for his last breath and die painfully. He doesn't deserve to live.
 
 
Mood: crushed
Listening to: Brand New - Beaneath the spin light
 
 
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Gantriochgantrioch on December 20th, 2003 - 10:28 pm
Oh David. I'm so sorry.
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(no subject) - oddferkout on December 21st, 2003 - 12:12 am
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 21st, 2003 - 06:51 pm
Thanks... I hope you're right. I could use a little good luck thrown this way.
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ctmontecristo on December 21st, 2003 - 01:47 am
<3
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All About Meallaboutnumber2 on December 21st, 2003 - 02:03 am
aww David...
oh gawd what you must be feeling... my heart goes out to you bud.

I hope things get better for you and you're in my thoughts tonight. People like that, that do that... have their comupance...

::hugs you tightly::

<3

-Rob
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aberfitchboi on December 21st, 2003 - 02:48 am
aww David, I'm sorry. I know how much it sucks to feel all helpless cause you lost something :(,
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:34 pm
thanks :-/
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bluesif on December 21st, 2003 - 07:45 am
((hugg)) what a shitty city
you should watch some cartoons =D
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 21st, 2003 - 06:54 pm
It is a shitty, disgusting city. But there's an entire entry about that coming. One that will be fully indexed to ward off would-be-travellers to this god-forsaken hell hole!

And cartoons are a great suggestion. Fortunately, I had the foresight to load a bunch of episodes of "The Family Guy" on this laptop. =O)
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(no subject) - bluesif on December 21st, 2003 - 10:56 pm
Dustinclewell99 on December 21st, 2003 - 08:28 am
:( So sorry that your fun night out was ruined. The good thing is that all of things are replaceable, and it sounds like you got ahold of your credit card companies and such before any harm could be done.

Anyway, I hope your Christmas goes well regardless. I was gonna tell you that I'm going to be in LA for the first time next weekend, but it sounds like you won't be back before the new year. I've had amazing luck meeting LJ friends in person--some of my better friends actually--so I usually try and meet them whenever I go to a new city.

Chin up, bud. :)
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 21st, 2003 - 02:00 pm
Thanks... and, actually, I come in this Friday evening, assuming I'm able to scrape together something to prove my identity that's sufficient to fly with.

So I may actually be back in time :)
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D a y s p r i n gsextypeboy on December 21st, 2003 - 09:32 am
OMG! I hope you are feeling better, I feel so bad if there was anything I could do to make you feel better I would I hope you know that! <3<3
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 21st, 2003 - 06:55 pm
how bout snuggling and watching TV?

<3
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(no subject) - sextypeboy on December 21st, 2003 - 07:34 pm
Bobbyshouldvesmiled on December 21st, 2003 - 01:40 pm
Via Andreas. I'm so sorry, David.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 21st, 2003 - 06:58 pm
Thanks.. I'm starting to feel a little better. At least the urge to sob is being replaced by a resolve to get my life back in order and make sure the SOBs who did this don't get anything beyond the $70 they stole.
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nx01deevolution on December 21st, 2003 - 02:56 pm
Poor Gummy Worm.

::pet::
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The People's Exhibit A: davidology by pauldavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:25 pm
<3
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driftwoodsun on December 21st, 2003 - 11:27 pm
Echoing virtually everyone else who's commented, I'm sorry, David.

Nights don't get much worse than that.

I hope things start looking up.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:33 pm
Thanks, babe ::hugs::
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ex_juandave on December 22nd, 2003 - 12:33 am
That happenned to me in Europe, sort of....I stuck my cash in my boot (the side) and someone still managed to get it out. That moment when you realize you've been robbed is a horrible.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:25 pm
yea.. ugh. so angry. at myself and them.

blah whatever. It'll all workout. Just wish I could get my ID sooner :/
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Andreworderinchaos on December 22nd, 2003 - 06:51 am
that sucks :( *hugs* I'm sorry to hear that, and I hope it's all sorted out soon :/

I guess I'm lucky that I have never been mugged, which is just as well, I guess, considering my propensity to lose things.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:26 pm
yea.. this killed my being able to say that.
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Love's Rejection: headshotb_interrupted on December 22nd, 2003 - 12:22 pm
im sorry! stealers suck. my car was recently stolen so i can relate :(
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The People's Exhibit A: The Braindavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:27 pm
yes. I think we should reopen Alcatraz and dump em all there. Let them figure out how to feed themselves and survive!
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Everyone's Adversary, but Im on a permanent break.the_dar_side on December 22nd, 2003 - 02:31 pm
"My Christmas wish, other than getting my wallet back, is that the son of a bitch who did this gets murdered. I want him to rob the wrong person, get caught, and then get shot in the lung so that he can gasp and gasp for his last breath and die painfully. He doesn't deserve to live."

I know how you feel. I felt the exact same way when my mom got her purse snatched....right in front of me. Aside from a few bucks, she lost her old college ring that night. Her purse and other things were found on the hood of a car a few blocks away.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 24th, 2003 - 10:28 pm
Thanks.

yea. I don't get it. Some people just don't have a conscience. I relaly don't want them walking the streets with the rest of us. We should ship them off to Antarctica.
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