Me: You were busy
He: I just go home from being at the Cop Shop for 2 1/2 hours
Me: What happened
He: The VON Piggie was stolen
It is Indeed A Very Sad World Out There at times, is it not? for someone to stoop as low to have stole a little piggie containing pennies for a charity?
So the story goes ... my "Crabby Cabbie" had picked up two girls approximately in their early 20's as a taxi fare. As they were heading back from the Foodland in Wiarton, where Rob had taken them to get some "cash back" monies to pay the fare, as they were headed over Owen Sound way. Rob got the money for his fare before they had gone any further.
Part way between Wiarton and Hepworth these girls had pulled out a bottle of Vodka and began drinking in our Taxi. Rob was having "none of that" of course, so he pulled in at the Hepworth Tim Horton's and told them to remove themselves from the Taxi. They refused, so he called the Police. The sure got out of the Taxi once the Police had been called, taking along with them the VON Piggie for Pennies and a package of Rob's cigarettes, which had both been located in the console between the front seats. One is unable to stop someone from picking something up while at the same time as they are driving, as anyone would well know.
When the Police had arrived in Hepworth, the girls in the meantime had gone out into the roadway and stopped a truck, trying to get in to have the driver drive them away. The Police got them at this point. Rob's cigarettes had been found when the girls went to jail, underneath the one girl's armpit under her clothing .. after she had blamed the other girl for taking them. *Sigh*
The VON Piggie for Pennies? She had been tossed somewhere from the time they had gotten out of the Taxi and picked up by the Police. Rob told me he had been so angry he had been shaking. He had the Piggie half full, with full intentions of having it filled by this evening and handing it in for another .... Man Oh Man he was "angry".
The girls were both charged with being "Drunk in Public" and "Theft Under $100.00". I wonder if there had been any remorse when they were released from the "clink" this morning? I suspect there had not been.
When I finally dragged myself out of bed this morning I was hit with a Migraine Aura not long after feeling I could almost be knocked off my feet. The whole house had been spinning. This feeling like a "Mac Truck" has hit me has been going on for sometime now .... *Sigh*, but as I have said, you can't stop living regardless of the pain ... I popped some Migraine medication and carried on with my day very slowly. All I ended up accomplishing was the hanging of two loads of laundry on the clothes line, but it was something and that is what counts. I was upset, however Rob reminded me this is part of life and all the other stuff can wait to be cleaned up another day.
I did manage to drop off a few Zucchini to an acquaintance, something else to another, then some beets yet to another, on my way to dropping off a couple of posters to Hepworth. In return, the first place I was given a cup of coffee and some fresh garlic, the second a muffin and some homemade crackers (I will be begging, borrowing and stealing the recipe for these) and the third place I declined the offer of Tea, however I did receive a very nice "hug".