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Sad Thing Today

Discussion in 'Anecdotes' started by HarperPR, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    Really distressing sight this morning. Big road traffic probs in north London and buses full to overflowing. Just as I was getting off, so too was an old lady (well into eighties, I would have said). Suddenly she noticed that her purse had been stolen from her bag. Honestly, it was so awful to see her panic and upset. You know that feeling when you think you've lost something valuable, but then (hopefully) you find it and it subsides, well with her it wasn't going to. Hard to know what to do. Someone I noticed was helping her later when we got off. So easy to have your bag, purse or wallet taken when on a packed bus or train, and loads of people around you. I don't know how bastards who do things like that can ever live with themselves.

    Please, all be careful and vigilant with your belongings.
  2. The Monster

    The Monster I've got a zappy little nappy

    Same thing happened to Mrs Monster not long ago. London , handbags + crowded buses = big trouble.

    Stick to the tube, it's safer
  3. SteveT

    SteveT Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I had my wallet lifted on the Northern Line a few months back!
  4. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    My dear mum in a wheelchair had stuff snatched from her basket and even followed home and raided. Scum of the earth!

  5. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    That's awful, Andi - and everyone else.....

    A trick I have seen twice now is the one with the coat over the arm. Person gets on bus/tube/whatever when really busy, and has coat (or I have seen the dry cleaning version too) placed over arm, hiding hand which is, in the crowd, lifting wallets and purses. Saw that being tried on a woman one day who had her bag open, but fortunately was able to warn her. I told the bus driver too what was going on. His response? Not interested.:angry:

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