8 hours ago
Saturday, December 5, 2009
What kind of slimeball steals a kiddie booster seat?
Make that TWO. Right off our front porch. Can you believe it? Does this look like something you'd be dying to get your hands on if you were a crook?!
I didn't know the packages had been delivered and so they sat outside overnight. When I spotted them in the morning and lugged them in, I realized the boxes were suspiciously light, even though the tops were sealed. But, a-hah!, the sides had been slit open, the seats removed.
Um, is there some black market in booster seats I don't know about? Can you hock them at a pawn shop? Maybe robber guy/girl was going to return them to Babies "R" Us for cash or credit? Maybe, best-case scenario, it's a dad/mom who desperately needed two booster seats for their kids, which doesn't excuse the robbery but does give understandable circumstances? Maybe martian parents landed in our backyard overnight and realized they needed booster seats for their space ship?
The store is kindly sending us new ones, hopefully nobody will swipe 'em.
Word up about another good giveaway: The BillMeLater folks are doing a giveaway today on their blog, Free The Shopper. You could win a $250 Step 2 gift card (plus a $500 donation to charity). It's open till 11:59 EST, and there's a fun post from Claudine Pépin, daughter of famous chef Jacques Pépin.
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 5:28 PM