A week ago I got a rude awakening on my way to work one early Friday morning. The 2-week long fuel scarcity was causing unprecedented traffic along my office route but I was within a few feet of my employer’s official car park. I was trying to conserve my fuel as best I could so I lowered my windows on the driver and front passenger side – big mistake. Unknown to me I was about to get robbed.
The distraction: (Knock, knock) That was the sound I heard around the rear region of my car. A scruffy looking man sprung up on my driver’s side and informed me that my back tyre had loose nuts. Unknown to me his accomplice on the other side of my car had stretched his hand into my car and stole my Samsung Galaxy Note II from the holder around my gear box. It was only after I drove for about a minute that another motorist who probably saw the whole thing from behind and notified me.
I asked myself ‘Was i t my fault?’ Yes it was. I left my phone in full view of the thief with an invitation – an open window. This has never happened to me before but like the famous ‘they’ always say, ‘there’s always a first time’. Now I’m on the lookout for my next smartphone…and a crazy insurance company that would pay me the phone value if it got lost or stolen. But the crazy Nigerian I am wouldn’t allow me to let this go: I have a vengeful plan to set up those distraction thieves with a dummy blackberry in full display with my open window and a mobile police contact on standby to apprehend them.
Payback day: Friday 22nd May
It’s game time, bitches…