Monday, July 27, 2009

What you're thinking when a miracle happens to you

So some psychos stole my luggage, and a someone who sounds psycho on the phone found it.

Our phone conversations included him telling me detail by detail what was in my luggage, including the unmentionables, several reassurances that he was not crazy, and that he was looking for a new wife.

We were worried to go get it, and wanted the police to pick it up for us, which they won't do (in case you wanted to know). They wanted him to bring it to the station. When I mentioned that to him, he said he was old, didn't have a car, and was trying to do us a favor, but...

When I said we lived pretty far away and it would be hard to come get it, he said he could bring it to us.

Strange, yes?

Christian went and got it for me, paid the guy a reward, and reported him as harmless.

Yes, we got almost all of it back. Things that were gone:

brand new sandals, clothes with tags still attached, presents for various newborns and in utero children, random toiletries, and....

Sardines.

Don't ask me why I had sardines, but I had 2 cans of them from Zingerman's, and was dismayed to find them gone. The psychos liked the sardines I guess. But not the Nutella. I tell you, WEIRD.

I was even amazed to find that all of my school papers, the ones that had been in the zipper of the suitcase, were all stuffed into the duffel bag. I had specifically prayed to find these. And my brush. I mean, who rummages through a bunch of stuff and then actually puts stuff back in? Why not just toss it all into the trash?

Why not put the suitcase and duffel bag INTO the dumpster, instead of right beside it?

And if you find it, why do you grab them both, even if the duffel bag is totally unlabeled?

The main thing you think, when a miracle happens to you, is that Someone is paying attention.

And,

Why the sardines?

11 comments:

Syl said...

I totally would've stolen the Nutella. I'm glad you got (most of) it back.

Kristina P. said...

Where was it stolen from?

Sarah said...

10 bucks says it was his relative that stole them.

April said...

Seriously....they underestimated the yumminess of Nutella! I'm glad you got your papers and unmentionables back!!!

Piglet de' Erin said...

HOly stink! what the? that is crazy. and too funny.

iMaLLheaRt said...

YAY! Glad you got your stuff back! Even if the sardines were missing. I would've taken the nutella.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Hooray for miracles. They totally rock. So glad it turned out well. And it also rocks when prayers can be answered the way we want them to.

Damaris said...

i'm so glad they didn't get the cute white dress for Maria Aurea and the mango filled marshmallows for Enzo. I'm also glad your papers were all in there. I was feeling REALLY bad about those.

Sandi said...

Wow- people are weird, but I'm glad you got most of your stuff back. I sure hope you are finding that guy a new wife too!

julie k h said...

Maybe the thief knew that anything from Zingermans is like crazy expensive and was going to hock them on the black market because they're crazy tasty?

Smiths said...

Are you serious? There is a case study out there on theives that would probably love this. Glad you got it back, and do you have a nutella or sardine problem? Do you always pack them for trips? Intervention?