I had been thinking in the car this morning and realized that all the break-ins have had a common thread: Maglite flashlights.

Allow me to back up and explain.

A couple of years ago, like an idiot I left a door unlocked on my car, which was parked on the street (at the time, we were living in a house bereft of driveway). In the morning, someone had opened it up, gone through things, and then run off. Nothing important was stolen, but the person in question stole a pair of $5 sunglasses and a Mini-Maglite flashlight out of the glove compartment.

A week and a half ago, when other people broke into our house, again things were rifled through, and this time nothing was stolen except for a costume piece and a regular-sized Maglite flashlight.

I wonder what’s so special about Maglites… I mean, they’re not particularly rare, they’re not particularly expensive, and aside from the big one (which you could use to club somebody with), they’re not much good aside from being decent flashlights. So why would somebody steal that and leave both TVs?

I am perplexed.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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