Sunday, October 30, 2005

Cop Out

We had a nasty surprise this afternoon when we discovered someone had smashed our VW Golf's back windshield. The car is parked behind a tall gate at the back, so it seems the perp came right into our backyard from the front. There was a trail of broken glass leading back out to the street. Strangely, all they took was a worthless bag containing an old gazebo canopy. The stereo and other stuff was untouched, as was my parents car which was right beside ours.

It's very unsettling. It feels personal, and for all we know, it was.

We called the cops, but they couldn't be bothered to come over and try to solve the crime. There's no way to tell if this is part of their job action or if they are always this lazy. Either way, they hardly seem like they deserve to be the highest paid cops in the country with service like that.

Regarding the person who did this, I will quote that great master of the pithy one liner, Mr. T.

"I pity the fool."

Friday, October 28, 2005

NDPing in davenport

I took my 2 year old daughter Maja to an NDP nomination meeting the other day. It's always nice to convince ourselves that our guy can win, if only for an evening. I think Mario Silva will be pretty tough to beat, but Gord Perks (who was acclaimed) should make a fine candidate. Last time around there were several people vying for the nomination, this time just one. I hope that's more to do with Gord's quality as a candidate rather than a perception that the riding is unwinnable.

The highlight of the evening was Maja. She sat in her seat quietly, drew pictures, ate popcorn, and listened to boring speeches for the better part of 2 hours. Not bad for a 2 year old.