Monday, July 10, 2006

That answers THAT question....

A funny thing happened to me while moving house. Some mighty, mighty friends (Ob, Dr_Nik, Dr_Scruff, Topsy, Mouse and of course Megz) were helping me move house when I get a phone call from Maroubra police. "We've located your car" they say. Wow. I thought it was gone forever. Of course it's not my car now, it belongs to NRMA. I did go check it out. Some stuff is still in there but I don't have a key to do anything about that. Funny thing is that it's only about 2 blocks from my flat. Wonder how many times it's been broken in to. The locks looked badly popped. The lovely detective described the car as "Better do something about it. It won't stay there too long. It has a screwdriver hanging out of the ignition." It had been all nicely dusted for prints, with a calling card on the seat from the detectives.

Phoned NRMA... took forever to the helpful phone operator what was going on. Kept needing to check and recheck things. I was doing them a favour by explaining where the car is, since it's theirs now, but they kept insisting that they were assisting me. I guess I still own the contents, which I'll have to figure out how to get now. They gave the worst instructions to the tow truck guy picking up the vehicle. He thought is was a smash, not a stolen-recovery, and didn't even know the colour of the car. He contacted me on my mobile to get real directions, and was nice enough to thank me after he found it. Actually.... he was ecstatic about it. Probably because it was Sunday night and he wanted to go home.

4 comments:

DV said...

yay for stuff still being inside.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

a screwdriver still in the ignition, and it's still just hanging around with stuff in it.

no bald tyres from doing doughnuts? no burnt-out hull?

the yoof of today just don't know how to rip people off properly anymore, do they... boring.

Anything girl said...

Aha - so Aveline's frypan may still be in the boot then. Awesome :) Especially seeing as you seemed to be more annoyed by it's loss than the car itself.

MrSnerg said...

Indeed... the giant frypan was the greatest loss. I still now have to call NRMA to collect my stuff from wherever their recovered car depot is.

Yeah the car itself didn't sustain a large amount of visible damage. Probably ran out of fuel or something and it's too expensive to hoon... even in a stolen car!