The nerve of some people
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Hello to all my friends, I know I have been MIA for a few weeks and I apologize for that. My husband left on Monday for a lengthy training exercise and we were trying to spend as much family time as possible before he left. Sometimes it takes me a little time to myself, being mopey and the like, to get over things after he takes off. You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but I'm not :-). Anyway, on to my story.
Monday was my husband's 30th and our daughter's 4th birthdays. My mother, who lives in Southern California, sent each of them a card in the beginning of last week (things take a while to get to Alaska we've found). My husband received his card this past Saturday (with $30 check inside) yet our daughter's card was nowhere to be seen. So I check the mail yesterday and low and behold there it is. Upon turning it over I discover that the envelope has been taped together...never a good sign is it? I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomache but just to make sure I text my mother to ask if she had done that to which her obvious response was "no".
I take the card into the house and let my daughter open it and the card falls out of the envelope in pieces. It was a paper pop out card, very similar to the paper dolls we had as kids. The princesses and ponies had been popped out of it but the worst was yet to come. My mother had enclosed a $50 gift card for Target which was well...gone. I call my mother who in turn calls Target only to discover that the entire amount was spent in one of their stores about 40 miles from her home, and directly across the street from the post office.
So, our conclusion is this...some jerk sorting the mail noticed that it was a birthday card (obvious in a little pink envelope right?) and took it upon him/herself to open it up and take what was inside. Why they destroyed the card in the process I have no idea...and why they would then forward me what was left of said card is also confusing. Target is not going to issue another gift card (and who can blame them really). Luckily I knew that this gift card was "on it's way" and purchased the gifts that my parents had intended for their granddaughter so that she was able to open something from them during her party.
The outside of the card said this "To the 4 year old princess" so what I have to say to the person who did this is...
You sir or ma'am are complete scum of the earth. It is pathetic that you have reached such a low point in your life that you will steal from a small child on her birthday. This is a sure sign that you need to change things around for yourself. Your lack of respect for someone else's property is astounding and I hope with every beat of my heart that the postal service finds out who you are and prosecutes you to the fullest extent of the law for mail tampering. Dirt ball.