Went out grocery shopping and chanced upon a greeting card on the floor. At first, I thought it might be from the stationary department until I looked inside to find writing. Must have dropped out of someone’s purse.
Someone taped this to the wall of my laundry room. This dingy laundry room serves around 100 units and I find it kind of funny that these people were surprised that their unattended belongings would be taken. This is a big city and its every man for himself.
I was at a charity book sale a couple of years ago and came across this, tucked in a copy of Moby Dick. I was sort of disturbed by it. I just came across it in my wallet again, and figured I’d post it here.
I am a student at Ball State University. A few weeks ago I noticed a bike lying on the ground, unattached to anything. It was a cool bike– vintage and in pretty good condition. Everyday for a week I would come to this area to lock up my bike and marvel that no one had taken what seemed to be an abandoned Huffy Santa Fe. I also lamented that someone would leave such a great bike out in the elements as if it were just a piece of trash. I decided to liberate the bike from its negligent owner. I rode it for about a month with the intention to give it back if anyone claimed it to be theirs. When I came out of my office yesterday, the bike-which unlike the owner, I had locked up-was gone. In its place was this somewhat incoherent and patronizing note. Notice that he (I assume by the handwriting it’s a guy) asks for his bike lock back, but does not indicate to me where I can deliver it.
We found this sticking to a movie poster at our local theater. Working as an over-night janitor, I tend to find pretty random things, but this has to be the oddest. No number or address, so the kid really doesn’t want his bike back. He just wants the thief to feel his hatred.