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Discussion in 'Travel & What's on' started by John and Morag, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. John and Morag

    John and Morag New Member

    Some scumbags in Ayrshire decided, on Saturday, that they'd pan in the back window of the Discovery today and see what they could lift. They got away with 4 bags of shopping (including the nice Aussie red wine and mature Scottish cheddar we'd planned to gorge on tonight), a MANFROTTO 055XPROB TRIPOD & 488RC2 BALL HEAD KIT, and a MANFROTTO DIGITAL SLR MONOPOD / TRIPOD 682B MN682B, plus a Calumet large tripod bag.

    Car back from Autoglass very quickly (dropped in on Sat and back this morning), but still waiting on the Police arriving. I've alway been somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan on crime and punishment, but if I caught and gave them a well deserved kicking I would be the one punished.

    Have ordered new tripods and they've been despatched, now we just need to battle the insurance company.

    What a failed country we live in, thank fek we're leaving it.

  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Sorry to hear that guys, i remember someone breaking into my car and taking the stereo and my CDs ,, it bugged me more not knowing who had invaded my space rather than what theyd taken.
    Hope the police catch them and actually punish them with more than a slapped wrist!

    Cal x
  3. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Sorry to hear about your problems, I hope they get the scumbags who did this to you, (but they will only get a slapped wrist and told not to do it again) I know when my own car was broken into I was fuming about it. As cal said it was more about someone being in my car rather than what they had taken. When you get to Australia you will find we also suffer from car crime and similar petty crime. But I feel a lot safer here and if you walk past a group of kids on the street corner they are not intimidating and will probably say "G'day” to you". I have never had the feeling that someone is walking around to see what they can "nick" as I did in the UK. I am confident that once you can get here you will feel more secure and safer than in the UK. :biggrin:
  4. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Totally agree with your post Colin,,
    We previously lived in Manchester, albeit the outskirts so even though there is crime here, our nearest 'dodgy' area compared to our nearest UK 'dodgy' area are worlds apart,,lol.
    I feel much safer here and am happy for the kids to play out without worrying ,well without worrying too much,lol, its a mum's job to worry isnt it ? lol

    Cal x
  5. John and Morag

    John and Morag New Member

    We never got any dodgy feelings while wandering through Australia on our recce trip. Melbourne was a bit raucous, but this was Anzac Day and the big game had taken place earlier but it certainly didn't have that tension that Glasgow has after an Old Firm match.
  6. chris955

    chris955 Guest

    It's funny I always get the idea that Glasgow would be a dodgy place at night, I must say we have never had any issues when we lived in England but have had tyres slashed and car broken into here :frown: People do need to remember we have a big crime problem here and shouldn't assume they are leaving it behind. I have never felt threatened here or the UK, it would depend on where you live of course.
  7. John and Morag

    John and Morag New Member

    Unfortunately there are lackwits everywhere you go.
  8. chris955

    chris955 Guest

    Yes, exactly right.

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