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The Happy Ending

While attending ComicCon 2009 in New York, my computer bag was ripped off while I was conducting an interview. Thinking about the catastrophe in Australia, it didn't take me long to realize that the loss was insignificant.

However, in my case, there was a happy ending. That evening, I got a call from the State Police (who run the lost and found in the Javits Center), telling me that my bag had been turned in. Now, this begs the question... was my bag actually picked up by mistake? Come on, folks - this is New York. Chance of that, <2%. Possible, but not likely. What was much more probable was that the thieves were disgusted by the fact that there was no electronic equipment to hock and just dumped it somewhere.

I was resigned to replacing the replaceable, which would have cost me about $300.00, if you added it all up. I was resigned to having lost my sketchbook, which was irreplaceable. So I was most grateful to have saved the expense, and to have recovered the memories.

I'm giving God the praise - to me, it was a true miracle.


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secoh
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:34 am (UTC)
a woman I used to work with who is much smarter than me once said "Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice"
It could be someone thought it was their companion's bag and grabbed it being helpful (though, I too really doubt it, though a thief would have either kept it or binned it)
deckardcanine
Feb. 10th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
That advice is well-known as Hanlon's razor, also worded more wordily as, "Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." And sometimes "stupidity" is replaced with "incompetence," which I prefer.
ccdesan
Feb. 11th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
I had never heard of "Hanlon's Razor", thanks for pointing that out. It's a good thought.
marmoe
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Yay! :)
r_caton
Feb. 10th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
W00t!
ffcj
Feb. 10th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Yay :) And scan the sketchbook, just in case ^^
ccdesan
Feb. 10th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
And that will be one of the first things I do when I get home. It's been "on my list" for months!
alaskawolf
Feb. 10th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
that is wonderful news :D

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