Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Theft


My son's beautiful guitar was stolen from his school classroom over the weekend.

He shouldn't have left it there..... but Friday, he had so many things to carry over to where I meet his little brother, to gather them for home.

It's an old school .....so there are no fences, no security, no cameras... nothing to deter theft really.

..... and "Mum, everyone knows how to pick the lock if they need to get into the classroom". Hmmm.

He's shed some tears... his exam music, everything has gone. Don't you feel helpless when someone takes something that is yours and you know you can't get it back. I stand there thinking, "but it wasn't yours to take. Someone worked hard for that you know".

So we head off to 7am guitar ensemble practice this morning sans guitar. "What are you going to do for a guitar?" I don't know Mum, but I just want Mr N to know that I am still committed".

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45 comments:

  1. This made me angry and sad. Your son is quite a remarkable boy to want his instructor to realize he is still committed. I know I'm dreaming, but hope it is returned to him somehow.

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  2. Oh no that's very sad news! I hope somehow they can recover it. I hope the nasty thief gets the guilts and gives it back - would be a miracle I know but I hope so. What a good boy to still go to guitar practice. He is such a treasure.
    Jxx

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  3. I feel so badly for your boy...what can we do to help?
    xx

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  4. Very sad news A-M. I hope the culprit feels guilty enough to return your sons guitar. Mr N should also give your son 10 stars for being so committed.
    Love you lots. xox

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  5. Oh nothing sweet Holly! He is going to do the rounds at school today checking rooms, asking everyone, teachers, friends. He is hoping a boarder might have 'borrowed it"? Wishful thinking. I have been on at him not to leave his guitar at school. He feels bad. Life lessons, hey. A-M xx

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  6. two emotions - sad for son number one ( my daughter too has huge amounts to carry now at secondary school)....and angry at the school. I'm a teacher...what parallel universe is this school loving in if it is in a major Australian city and does not have security??? Shame on them!!!! at least have security cameras if they are too lazy to put up a fence!
    Sorry A-M...that's just not right. Poor son, it's impossible to get it ALL right each day...lucky to have a great and understanding mum
    Have a lovely Tuesday.

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  7. life's lessons hurt so much sometimes :(

    I'm Sorry

    L x

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  8. Oh dear. With any luck you'll discover that it was been borrowed. I have my fingers crossed for that.
    7am lessons - goodness mess that's committment!
    Good luck x

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  9. That's terrible. I feel for your son but I guess he will never leave anything behind from now on. I do hope it turns up though. xx

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  10. I am always trying to be a glass half full person in these situations so am hoping a teacher moved it somewhere safe on Friday on fearing it might get poached but if not "Mummy knows best" has yet again been affirmed and it is another life lesson in the important road to adult hood...no wonder some people are so cynical by such a young age when things like this happen to things they love!.

    Poor thing, fingers crossed it turns up x

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  11. Oh how annoying and frustrating!!!! I hope it turns up too. He must be feeling terrible. My son had his wallet stolen out of his school bag whilst he was at soccer training at school. What can you do? ;-)

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  12. It's so unfair...your son is quite amazing though with his last comment!
    xxxx

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  13. I am sorry to hear this A-M, I do hope the guitar is found again... Just last week Dd got sent back to collect her guitar that she left in "a safe corner" in her classroom because she had too many sport bag etc to carry...it was still there but anything can happen and the temptation so easy... Best wishes to you Colx ~ Afrique du Sud

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  14. I just can't understand why people stoop so low as to steal or damage other peoples belongings. It is lovely to hear that your son is so committed to the guitar. Mimi xx

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  15. I hope it has only been borrowed, but it is worth while scouting around a little, asking other boys and teachers, and going onto sales websites too - even pawn shops, if they exist near you~
    Good luck - great kid!

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  16. How sad! It breaks my heart to read about your son's loss. And it's so touching that he wants to commit no matter what. Hopefully there is a possibility for him to borrow a guitar for a while.

    Please say hi to him from me :o) (I ruined my professional instrument beyond repair once, so I know how he feels)

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  17. Your poor son, what a low act to steal a childs guitar! Let's hope the karma gods settle it both ways :)
    Your sons attitude of wanting MR N to know he's committed is lovely, you should be very proud. Mel.

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  18. Really sorry to hear that A-M..

    Unfortunately these things happen -makes you angry though doesn't it?

    He is such a good boy.!

    athena x

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  19. So so sorry to read that! Poor guy, my heart is breaking for him. I will keep you all in my prayers that his guitar is returned. Hopefully someone just took it since it was left with the goal of returning it the next day...I know that is me being optimistic, but maybe.

    Kudos to him for still showing that he is committed. Best of luck.

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  20. Oh Poor kid - I really feel for him. I am hoping for an update this afternoon to find that it has miraculously returned. Love to you all.

    Katie

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  21. How awful! What a mean thing to do!
    What a brave little chap!
    Hopefully you can replace it one way or other!
    Good luck!

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  22. That's just so sad :(

    I hope it somehow finds its way back.

    B

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  23. Aww, so sorry to hear it A-M. What a crummy thing to have happen to your son. I hope that if he can't find his guitar then an act of kindness might be thrown your way for once.

    Have a great week and keep smiling!
    Andrea

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  24. That's a shame to hear - a hard life lesson indeed. Don't lose hope, I'm sure it will turn up. You have put it out there to blogland now - it is a powerful and mysterious realm - you never know!!

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  25. That's really terrible! I hope your son's guitar somehow finds its way back to him.

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  26. Guitar Update: no guitar. son spent all day searching for it. met me in tears this afternoon. every teacher, head master knows it is missing. was mentioned in assembly and in the daily bulletin. hmmm. look like it's gone. :(

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  27. That sucks, I´m sorry - can´t he lend one from the school if it doesn´t show up?

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  28. It's hard for kids who would never contemplate stealing, to imagine that someone could do it to them. Life's lessons suck.

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  29. Horrible lesson to learn (at any age), glad he is being brave though. Also worth popping into any nearby pawnshops/cash converters, and ebay/gumtree over the next couple of months, you never know. my sister just bought a gorgeous Featehrstone vintage chair from a very reputable auction house in sydney, only to have it stolen from the auction site on the morning of pick-up. :(
    Romana xx

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  30. That's awful, the poor boy. He has a fantastic attitude though. Rachaelxx

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  31. Not new to your blog, to be honest I've been lurking for a little while now.
    This saddens me greatly, and makes me very, very mad. How dare someone think that they have the right to do this to someone else?
    We were broken into late last year, they stole every piece of jewellery I owned, apart from what I was wearing, which was not a lot.
    My Mother's beautiful engagement ring, and pieces that meant the world to me.
    Oh how I feel for your Son. Bless him and his attitude though.
    I truely hope it is returned to him.
    Vicki x

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  32. that's terrible, at least he's a positive thinker!!

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  33. It's bad enough if I've ever left something at a hotel or restaurant. To find that it has sprouted legs due to enemy action creeps me out a bit. Sorry about this. It's a nasty shot of the big wide world encroaching into the innocence of childhood.

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  34. Oh that bought tears to my eyes! Not only the fact that something so precious was stolen (my little Ollie has a beloved guitar) but his words for the teacher. Just amazing! I hope your week improves. Letitia xx

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  35. This is just awful...poor little darling...loosing something precious is the worst feeling...xv

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  36. I'm so sorry. I still hope somehow, someway it will reappear! Sending positive energy and thoughts your way!
    xoj.

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  37. I'm so sad about this! Please, your boy is a wonderful boy, let me help him. What can I do? You know, I have a piano in my house, but my kids hate it! And your boy really love the guitar!You already helped so many people, let me help him!He will Know that there are bad people, but also willing people to help who deserves. So, I would get very happy! Write me
    nadiafariasantos@yahoo.com.br

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  38. The audacity of anyone taking something that does not belong to them infuriates me!! The poor, poor sweetheart. It just has to come back to him. Whoever took it will never be able to produce good music from it!!! I am just so mad!!

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  39. I just got back from a weekend away to read this sad post. It is horrible news. Your son seems to be the most kind-hearted boy. I can not believe something like this would happen. I know he left the guitar behind but that does not give anybody the right to steal it. Please let me know if I can help, I don't know how much guitars cost but I would be happy to chip in for a new one. MB

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  40. Rotten dirty thief. I found an ipod outside school the other day in the gutter and I took it into school not expecting that anyone would claim it ... not knowing how these things work, turns out that they were able to read that it belonged to Isaac, my cousin's son. He got it back within 10 minutes of my handing it in and came and thanked me. I hadn't even known he had one.

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  41. Poor guy. My heart breaks for him.

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  42. A-M, what news this is :( .. maybe the person who took it might have a change of heart and return it, now that the whole school knows its missing. Fingers crossed from my end. xo Julie in HOlland :)

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  43. Oh AM I am so sorry isnt it just awfull when people have sticky fingers :(((( I do so hope it turns up, I feel very sad for your little boy my Joshua has a guitar & I know it would break his heart if his had been taken I hope it will be returned x

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  44. Your son has such a big heart and it's connected with his brains - feeling sorrow and being able to articulate it. He is precious.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx