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Saturday, October 25, 2008

An Unfortunate Hazard of (Sub)urban Living

I was expecting a visitor who said he was going to drop by our family residence this evening. When I answered the door to greet the gentleman, he asked me if I noticed that my vehicle then parked on the front driveway now featured a smashed out front passenger-side window.

Unfortunately, this was all news to me. On the scale of world events petty vandalism like this is an everyday event. My local newspaper has mentioned more complaints by readers with just this sort of sad story.

Most recently, it was reported that the Federal Way Police Department had made it possible for local citizens to report non-emergency incidents on-line which I was able to check-out in person this very evening. Having read comments pro and con in local newspapers, I wondered if this system was easy to access and use.

While it was not a pleasure to have the occasion to use it, the system was as good as it has been billed. Many thanks to all who have involved. Credit where credit is due. In the next week or two I'll get a equal chance to explore the world of auto glass replacement.


Lorraine Hart said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this vandalism Mizu...but glad to hear that, at least, the system worked for you.

Replacing the glass will be the easy part.

JosephMcG said...

Keep reaching out... keep following through...

VW said...

Sorry to hear about this. Living in the city has some disadvantages.

I had my car stolen few years back. Got it back in reasonably good shape the next day, but the window was busted out.

Hope all is well.


Stephanie Frieze said...

I see that my comment didn't get posted, Mizu. I am sorry that the neighborhood thugs found your car. It always feels like a violation to have one's things messed with!