Friday, June 13, 2008

Has anyone seen my friend?


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I am seething. I feel violated. I want to scream all the obsenities I know and learn some more so I can scream them too.

Recently, (in fact as recent as 2 hours ago) I have been bragging about my super duper short commute to work - 15 minutes on my trusted bicycle. It is a great way to start and end the day. It's just long enough to destress but not too long that I feel the regret of riding my bike in the morning when I've had a drink of wine in the evening.

Tonight just after I bid a 'good-night, I'm off on my wonderful bike' to R, D, G and M I approached Old Street Round-About to mount my wonder in blue and what should I see but a cut bike lock and no bike.

WHAT !!!!! Which f**ker (yes, I said that out loud) stole my bike? It was a girrly bike (that Isabel gave me when she left for India). Why???? I love her. She was my friend. Everyone thought she was wonderful. I thought she was wonderful .....


.... now some yucky person is misusing her. Please help find her and make me happy again.

5 comments:

Isabel said...

That's terrible news! That bike was a birthday gift from S! I was glad you were making good use of it.

Rodwellian said...

Now I feel even worse. I'm sorry Isabel that I didn't look after it better but I did have a great lock. Nasty people.

Isabel said...

Don't worry, these things happen! No, I didn't have a number engraved on it. How will you get to work now?

Lola's Sister said...

That is disgusting. I think there should be a special place in hell for bike thieves. Well, for thieves in general-- I am still feeling violated as a result of the theft of my crappy old beater of a bike from OUR FRONT PORCH, lock left INTACT, when we lived on Shannon. Your bike was soooo pretty! I hope your groovy pannier wasn't on it, too-- that would be truly beyond the pale...

Can you replace her? (Okay, well, obviously she was priceless and could never be REPLACED, but maybe insurance could help you to substitute some lesser bike so that you can still ride to work?)

tania said...

oh that is a NIGHTMARE!!! i live in fear of this very scenario and every day i momentarily think "oh no- wears my bike?? oh there it is"
sad for you!!!!
:(