When I was going to OSU
and living in a dorm, I had to do my laundry
in the community laundry room. I am a relatively trusting sort, so I put my laundry in the dryer after washing it, turned the dryer on, checked my watch
, then went upstairs to wait out the dryer time in relative comfort. 40 minutes later, I came downstairs and got my laundry
out of the dryer. I double checked the dryer for socks and other things that like to hide in the dryer, then went upstairs to put it away.
I had purchased some new underwear the week before, and had tossed it into the wash. I only noticed something was missing since I didn't have much in the way of non-white underwear at the time, and these panties were black. I had purchased two pair, and only one was in the pile of laundry. Since I always double check the washer and dryer when I take things out, I knew I hadn't left them behind in the laundry room.
Someone stole my new black panties out of the dryer!
I was kind of pissed off, but at the same time, I was confused. Usually when people steal underwear, don't they want the used ones? Anyway, once the underwear thing happened, I was really vigilant about watching my stuff when I did laundry. But, you can't be vigilant with everything, as I learned.
My mountain bike had quick release wheels, so I was sure to lock them up with a cable lock in addition to the Kryptonite lock. While I was in class one day, someone stole one of the nuts off my quick release wheel. When I got on my bike and started to ride away, the wheel began to come off the frame. I was able to stop in time, but I had to walk my bike home, then make a special trip to the bike store the next day to buy a new quick release nut to hold the wheel on.
I just don't understand people sometimes.