Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Trusting

If I was an unscrupulous character I could now be posting from a new laptop, but I'm honest as the day is long so I'm not! I know that Cheltenham is seen as a safe place to live with little crime but crime is everywhere and this was the perfect opportunity for an opportunist thief. The owner of the car, laptop and box was a couple of car lengths up the Prom paying for his parking ticket but he obviously wasn't worried that someone might make off with his stuff! I should have taken it to teach him a lesson!

How long could you leave a laptop on the street where you live before it grew legs and walked?
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11 comments:

brian said...

i'd be afraid to try! i'm not a very trusting soul though =)

Gail's Man said...

Depends which bit of Nottingham. It can vary from 1 second to maybe 5 minutes.

Be interesting to see how much of the sand that's being delivered to the Square will go missing! To answer your question Marley, the idea of turning part of the city centre into a seaside resort is to attract tourists and cheer up summer.

Petrea said...

Two seconds. Maybe one.

Ah, but he knew you were there guarding it for him.

Clueless in Boston said...

If you were lucky, maybe two or three minutes. No matter the city though, leaving valuables on the street like that is risky, all it takes is one opportunistic ne'er do well to make it a very bad day for someone.

Leif Hagen said...

An hour - not sooo many cars driving by on my street! If I lost my computer - now that would be a tragedy!

Hilda said...

Very trusting soul!
Here? Maybe all of five seconds!

Leeds in yorkshire photography - Paul said...

Not an experiment I would like to try, I need my laptop!
Sadly I think it would be gone pretty quickly here in Leeds, dpending on the area.

Marie said...

Unbelievable! In Montpellier now you'd better not do that :-))

magiceye said...

blink!

this guy sure got lucky!

JM said...

Unless it might look like a bomb, it wouldn't stay two minutes on the street here!

Kate said...

Well, I think that the amount of time that an unclaimed object remains on a street depends upon the neighborhood. Aren't there some areas in your city where the object would be snapped up within seconds but there are other places where no-one would tamper with it?

I think I learned somewhere along the line (probably in religious class) that providing temptation is just as bad as the person who succumbs. I wonder if I believe that?!

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