Originally Posted by Nalu
Silly me for thinking it wouldn't get stolen. It had been on the boat since new so when I tried to get a lock on it the clamps wouldn't move. Figured it was fine, but should have known better.
I'm still very blessed, missing a trolling motor is a small thing compared to all the big problems out there. It's truly disappointing to be taken advantage of by others, and honestly, I feel pity for the people in such a dark place that they can justify stealing. It must suck being such a loser and knowing that you are a piece of scum.
i have to agree with you 100%. it seems like its just nature if you have things even if you try to keep everything locked up, sooner or later your going to have something stolen. and i have accepted that. but i would much rather have the things i have and know i paid for each item with the sweat of my brow. than to be one of the people that has stooped so low in life that i would take something that belongs to somebody elce.
i guess part of the reason i accept this is when i was young i ran with some guys that stole gas to run there cars. but by the time i was ready to own my own car i knew this was just wrong. if i didnt have gas money my car didnt go anywhere.
i have been having things come up missing out of my pole barn. and i think i know who is taking it. it is this man that has a wife and 3 kids, that calls us friends. we do alot to help these people out, we loan then 20.00 here and 40.00 there and we know we will never get paid back. and we just live from month to month, so we really can afford to do this. but we do survive, so we help them when we can. but think what he must feel like to steal from the very people that helps them out. but still if i could prove it was him stealing from me he wouldnt be a friend very long. but they never take much at one time, a dremmel tool here a skill saw there, maby my jig saw, just something that can be pawned for a few $$$. if it was just an outright theif they would just load up my stuff and be done with it. but i have no proof, so i just watch the best i can and try to keep everything locked up.
so i am alot like you, as much as i hate to have something stolen from me. i still have to feel compassion for most thieves. but there are some out there that just chooses to be thieves. it just the way they choose to live. i have very little compassion for them.