Monday, August 01, 2005

Thieves Galore

Three blind mice, three blind mice,
See how they run, see how they run,
They all ran after the farmer's wife,Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a thing in your life,As three blind mice .


I am pretty sure the above nursery rhyme refered to the thieves of yester years .... these days , the menace of thieves has crossed all limits ...
Day before yest .. at the stroke of midnight, while I was watching a movie - with all the lights on - , we were visited by 2 thieves ... Sadly for them, my neighbor - a watchful soul - alerted all ...

Chain snatching at 10:00 am , Robbing early morning exercisera and pacers ..... What the hell !!!!
This is enough to drive anyone into paranoia ... In fact, for the past few days , when I see ANY male [ yet another faulty conclusion of our society - WOMEN can't be thieves !!! ] on the road , I cross over to the other side, thinking he might be a robber ....

Till date , I have never bothered ... I have seen exhibitionists , and have heard the jumping of thieves across compound walls , but I have never bothered as it was always unorganised crime .... But day before, it was really organised , 7 houses in our locality experienced the attempts to burgle .....

I have never been scared while walking back home alone at 8:30 pm, or while watering my plants at 11:00 pm .... but now , I am suddenly tense ....
And , I feel like something sinister is lurking out there ....

Our walls now have the memoirs [ smirk !!!!!!]of the burglers - hand and footprints of dirty, oiled palms and feet ...

39 comments:

>|' ; '| said...

adopt gandhian stance n give them what they want *smirk*...maybe they will reform *more smirk*

y do women wear damn huge gold necklaces n stuff n go out into the big bad world? its an open invitation to chain snatchers...

Vivhyd said...

@ deepa.. where in the world do u live? hmm.. be careful.. but hopefully they will not come back again...

cudn't help noticing wht poison has pointed out.. well thts unfair to ask women not 2 wear the necklace.. well.. ya in limited quantity they shd w/o fear but too much cud be avoided ..

Arz000n said...

Oh my god!!
That was too much
till now I've never witnessed any burglar in my life.....I do travel alone late at night..after movies or parties...

One day I wud luv to ....will be fun I believe ;)

manu said...

deepa, i think a bit of ancient bhrathiya philosophy would help. everything in this world is on its way to somewhere. and we cant prevent those that are bound to happen. only that some precautions would help. so do your part, take necessary precautions, and then forget the rest.

well, thieves are also afraid, of guess who? you dear pal. so be brave and face it.

Invincible said...

ok.. not read this post.. really pressed for time ..
i thought u were lookin 4 hint for the 'Kerala' links.
So the phrase that i said was the answer to that.

If it was anything else, then evn i m as confused as u :-))

communication gap !

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 arz000n : welcome ! even i used to travel alone after dark , but now .....

2 manu : welcome 2 u too ! didnt understand " well, thieves are also afraid, of guess who? you dear pal. so be brave and face it. " portion.
but therez a saying " u make ur own destiny as well !!! "

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 poison : well , i dont wear gold .... and even if i do, just a very thin chain and a ring and on somedays, small earings .... so, the last para doesnt apply to me ....

and i distrust gandhian principles

2 vivhyd :i agree w/ u ... 100 %

Invincible said...

i have lost my 6 months old (or 6 months new rather) samsung blue eye to such beastly robbers. U wont believe but 2 of us roomies were still inside the house !! n it was around 8.30 am with bright Sun glazing all the corners of d house.

N if anyone knows, we were stayin just behind CMH road, Indiranagar, B'lore. It's one of the most expensive places in b'lore.

I know where it hurts .. so all i can say is be careful. Let ppl call u paranoid.
They have nothing to lose to pass comments.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 invincible : i know what u must have felt !!!!

and no use in saying ... forget it .. is there ????

u feel like u have only urself to blame !!!

Invincible said...

we lost 2 cell phones infact. Both of us who lost, were out n other 2 roomies were in. 1 sleepin n other taking bath with main door ajar !!!!
For a moment it struck to hold the 2 responsible 4 dat, but it wud hav been unfair n inhumane n mean as they didnt do anything deliberately.
We moved all the police stations, only to eventually make fools of ourselves after dilligent followup of a week. Then it was blamed on fate !! the safest scapegoat !!

Invincible said...

Now, yes, u've figured it out right. I know someone who uses it frequently who belongs to the same geography. There is nothing more 2 it. :-)
Never thought that Q wud create so much hue n cry ..
I m really sorry !! I shudnt have asked.

manu said...

think from a thief's point of view. he is doing a very risky business. and the person who he is afraid of the most is his victim. he has no idea how you are going to respond. think of a theif who tries to snatch a gold chain only to find out to his dismay that his would have been victim is a karate black belt holder. that is what i meant when i said thiefs are also afraid.

Invincible said...

yes, it was just a guess. It cud have been wrong.

I really dont know you except for the blog. If you use my YM id on my profile then may be i wud know u after some time (kidding) :)

gud 2 c u pleased :-))

kickassso said...

this is unbelievable. I got woken up in the midlle of the night by my mom asking me if i had done anything and also an *unrelated* fact that there was a bunch of policmen and neighbours carrying sticks etc calling for her to open the door finally a neighbour called saying tht they had chased a burglar to uor house and they needed to search. Times sure are getting risky . where do you live btw?TVM?

silverine said...

It happens all the time in Blore. At night, the roof's are crawling with unwanted elements. And yes, women who go around decorated as christmas trees do invite trouble.

kickassso said...

LOL@ silverine..."women who go around decorated as christmas trees " Ive seen quite a few of them at mallu weddings...maybe thieves should start going for weddings. they could get free food too =))

>|' ; '| said...

@ kickaassso - u got that right, brothah!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 silverine : heh heh heh !!!!! " decorated .... X-mas tree " ... great one !!!
but now, i can prove the same story being repeated to women sans christmas trees .... i dont generally wear ANY costly jewellery .... just glass stuff ... BUT ....

2 kickasso : yup .. in TVM ... in what was till now the safesty locality in this city ... i used to get back from a friend's house at 10:30 pm w/ no qualms whatsoever --- till now, i.e.

Anonymous said...

@kickasso: My mom is one such walking xmas tree when she goes for her frequent visits to Kerala.Minus the flashlights :)) So far so good. LOL

silverine said...

Sorry that comment to kickasso got posted as anonymous. Oversight.

>|' ; '| said...

r u in tata elxsi :-?

>|' ; '| said...

hehe. i seem to be omniscient !

>|' ; '| said...

if( my deductions are correct) then
u were in ae, cet.i was at ur bus stop :P

else( its a fluke!)

>|' ; '| said...

it clickd when i read sumwhere in ur blog tht ur sis was in rec..

feelin let down?

>|' ; '| said...

i think av or shiru or some1 else told... i have a poor memory!

. : A : . said...

Interesting.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.

kickassso said...

tvm is not safe anymore
my sis was walking home frm school
some guy made a swipe at her as if to steal a chain(she wasnt wearin one)
he then took off on a cycle

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 . : A : . U r welcome ... ur blogs and posts are a great read !!!

2 kickasso oh man ... i agreeeee ..... with the kinda perverts u have on bikes , itz not just snatching ur sis should be worried abt ... !!!
Ask her to be careful .... it never hurts to be careful ....
All this has been late realisation for me , as far as i am concerned .... learnt all these HORRID facts of life recently ...

Sudeep said...

Thieves paying visit when all r awake.. *shudder*.

I used one of ur earlier post... don't mind.. he he

vijyan said...

hey were you watching any horror movies at thta time? take care. try reading some books on martial arts :)

Geo said...

"I am small small girl, in a big big world ...."

Pecos Blue said...

Just keep being watchful.

Art said...

Well it is very scary..when such things happen

Amit said...

Hey!! Talking about thieves, I lost a Nokia 8310 to some bloody thief who flicked it from our hostel...

About Satyam, I put that post up at the College IT Centre...that place sucks...we can't use it during class hours and its crowded at all other times...I'll call you tonight anyways.. :-D

Take care...

>|' ; '| said...

gone for a break, emulating me?

kickassso said...

hahah a poison emulator...now we can emulate everything:P

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