As I mentioned in Monday's post, Saturday was the celebration of life for my dad. It was held on the patio of the Mexican restaurant in our hometown. My dad lived his whole life in that small town. He knew mostly everyone and vice versa. Not a lot of bad things happen there.
So you can imagine my surprise when my mom sent a group text to me and my siblings saying that the speaker she had rented for us to give our speeches had been stolen. And that meant she was on the hook for $4,500.
The security camera footage showed two men knock the camera upwards so they wouldn't be recorded, and then it just showed their backs as they walked off with the speaker (the large speaker on a tripod). Eventually, they figured out exactly which employees of the restaurant did it, but we have to retrieve the speaker so my mom can return it or else the $4,500 is outstanding. If it can't be found...I think the terrible human beings and/or the restaurant should pay it.
There were over 150 people there to celebrate my dad. There were three full picture boards showing him being silly, and doing the job he loved, and being a great husband and father. There were articles from the newspaper about him. There were birdhouses on the table that he made to keep himself busy after he retired. At one point, I looked over and saw two employees looking at the picture boards and thought to myself how nice that was.
And now I'm just thinking if either of those guys were involved in this, they have no soul. How can you look at those pictures and hear our speeches and then steal from us?! Even if they hadn't looked at the pictures or heard the speeches, what kind of person does that?
I'm wishing a lot worse on these people than stepping in dog poop, is all I have to say.