- So this past Wednesday, I left my two-volume Tolkien Ensemble CD in my
mailbox at work for a former student to borrow. It was gone a few minutes
later, which I thought odd since I hadn't seen her in the building and she'd
said she wouldn't be able to get there for a few hours. Turns out she didn't
take it: someone else did.
Somebody STOLE my Tolkien CDs! Pretty nerdy thief, what? Unless I'm really
out of touch and there's a raging black market in Tolkiena out there, what's
the resale value likely to be? Think I should check out the Reno pawn shops?
I only just found out about this when the former student e-mailed me that she
hadn't picked up the set. I'm pretty freaked out. Yeah, I know it was
probably just petty thieft of the "steal whatever isn't nailed down" variety,
but this suggests that my department will have to keep its mailroom locked
from now on -- who knows what else people might steal, if they're stealing
Tolkien music? I mean, they might start stealing TERM PAPERS or something!
Also, someone stole my nameplate (and another professor's) from the office
directory bulletin board near our offices.
<shudder> . . . I begin to suspect Orcs.
How's that go? "'Yrch!' cried Susan, falling into her own tongue."
And if anybody gives me a lecture of the "you shouldn't leave anything of any
value where anyone can see it" variety, I'll whap you upside the head with a
carrot, especially since folks in my department leave books, tapes, and what
have you in their mailboxes all the time. I'm in no mood for "blame the
So there. :-)