"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2007, 01:49 AM   #31
Head Chef
 
lulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: England
Posts: 2,039
You poor poor thing. Time to set up YT's invention? It makes one feel vulnerable and violated. But you are ok, and we're all here for you, and now you have to work out how you're going to protect yourself from future violations! Lots of Hugs to you today.
__________________

__________________
In omnibus amor et iustum
lulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2007, 04:13 AM   #32
Executive Chef
 
redkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. I didnt sleep so well last night, but I'm ok. Landlord came by last night and secured the gate until he could come back today and install new locks, on the garage door and the back gate door. He also put up that stuff you use to lay carpet, with the nails sticking up? Its over the top of the gate door so they cant hop over without cutting themselves apart. I already moved everything of value out of the garage. Now I gotta some of it upstairs and store it in our 3rd room.

I was supposed to start my new job today, but I'm going in tomorrow. They were very understanding. And I got a care package from my Dad, Trader Joe's favorites! Came on a good day.

Thanks again everyone, you all really made my day.
__________________

__________________
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 06:16 PM   #33
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
There are also motion sensored alarms I like the dog barking thing also.
And all that doesn't work you can always do the old bucket of water over the door trick.
Sorry couldn't help myself with that last one.
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 07:45 PM   #34
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
If they put green dye in the bucket, the police could find them very quickly!
__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2007, 08:14 PM   #35
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
Thats a brilliant idea Half Baked.
__________________
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 03:55 AM   #36
Head Chef
 
lulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: England
Posts: 2,039
In fact, they went through a testing phase of something very similar: a dye that was did not come of the skin for some weeks and was visible only under ultra violet light.....I wonder what came of that?
__________________
In omnibus amor et iustum
lulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 08:21 AM   #37
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
I know 45 years ago the police used an invisible powder to catch thieves. Once it was on your skin, it didn't wash off for weeks and turned your hands blue.

These days, they'd probably call it entrapment.
__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 09:59 AM   #38
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Johnstown, Ohio
Posts: 2,525
So sorry, redkitty! I hope they catch the jerks. Also, I knew everyone here was highly intelligent but I didn't know I was in the company of geniuses! Makes my suggestion of landmines seem rather stupid.
__________________
DampCharcoal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 11:01 AM   #39
Head Chef
 
auntdot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,418
Another idea, not as elegant as YT's or HB's, but if you are talking garden equipment and practical stuff, somehow burn into the handles or indelibly put on the statement: 'Stolen from ............".

It may prevent the crooks from being able to sell the stuff and they may leave you alone.
__________________
auntdot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2007, 01:05 PM   #40
Head Chef
 
lulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: England
Posts: 2,039
The police do lend out ultra violet pens to mark your stuff with (just noticed we brits are a bit keen on ultra violet!) they use to be more vocal about it as an idea. I remember one summer we all painted our horse rugs with our postcodes....created havok when the ponies were sold to new homes, lol
__________________

__________________
In omnibus amor et iustum
lulu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.