Not just mugging. Not far from where we live, a family was murdered in a horrific home invasion as a consequence of the wife's being followed home from the grocery store because she looked like she was wealthy. One of the the 2 killers noticed her car, specifically, but it could just as easily have been jewelry. I have often shopped at that same grocery store. But it could happen anywhere. Conspicuous consumption carries risks.
That is a very tragic incident & I'm shocked to hear that it happened so close to home for you. What is this world coming to that you can't even drive a decent car without arousing the interest of murdering thieves.So sad.
Im so sad to read this
Stay safe everyone
I think you ment to quote @pearlsngemsThat is a very tragic incident & I'm shocked to hear that it happened so close to home for you. What is this world coming to that you can't even drive a decent car without arousing the interest of murdering thieves.So sad.
I think I know the crime you are writing about and it is the one that haunted me for a long time. Thinking of that poor family and her two daughters and the horrific murders. That was the impetus for me insisting we get a whole house alarm system complete with security cameras at our beach house. Til that happened I felt safe here. No one is safe, truly safe anywhere. Bad things happen and all we can do is take the best precautions we can at the time. And yes, being aware of our surroundings and the people all around us is critical but really one cannot ensure safety 100% of the time. Anyone can become a target for any reason. Bad things happen. That poor family stays in my thoughts. I see their faces still.Not just mugging. Not far from where we live, a family was murdered in a horrific home invasion as a consequence of the wife's being followed home from the grocery store because she looked like she was wealthy. One of the the 2 killers noticed her car, specifically, but it could just as easily have been jewelry. I have often shopped at that same grocery store. But it could happen anywhere. Conspicuous consumption carries risks.
I once lost my favorite bracelet in Alaska while I was hiking. I wore it all the time (but for bed) and I adored that bracelet. I like to think it is in Alaska on that hiking trail enjoying the natural beauty all around. That's what I like to think.If im going to take this question serously id say i need a $100 option
i have lost a few too many nice bracletes over the years,
Thanks Daisy but it isn't cleanliness that concerns me. I mean yes, it's nice to have clean trains but that isn't the issue for me. Of course once the trains are filthy you know there are other more serious problems but clean trains don't ensure one's safety. We need more of a police presence on the trains and petty crimes like jumping the turnstiles etc need to be prosecuted. Petty crimes like these lead to bigger more violent crimes. We need protection from menacing people on the train. We need a police presence on the trains. Period. This is part of a much bigger issue with NYC in general. The city I love needs help. The country I love needs help. The pandemic is but one symptom of all that is going awry with our city and our country and dare I say world. I can only speak for this country right now. And the USA is ill in many ways. And I am looking forward to a better tomorrow. We will get there. I believe that in my heart. But first we need to elect the people who can work towards a brighter future.I do hope your trains are being cleaned really well right now
That’s horrible.Not just mugging. Not far from where we live, a family was murdered in a horrific home invasion as a consequence of the wife's being followed home from the grocery store because she looked like she was wealthy. One of the the 2 killers noticed her car, specifically, but it could just as easily have been jewelry. I have often shopped at that same grocery store. But it could happen anywhere. Conspicuous consumption carries risks.
Same! Except I’m not waiting on the proliferation of MMD’s to feel the effects. Cubic zirconias and moissanites have already added that layer of security for me. Only my loved ones and close friends and family know my diamond is real, but I think most strangers would assume it is fake given my causal attire.I’m actually very excited about potential proliferation of lab diamonds - the larger and cheaper the better!!
I don’t look like a person of means, and my lifestyle is not that of a person with means - I don’t wear the clothes that a #TypicalPersonWhoOwnsValuableJewellery might wear, I don’t drive the car that a #TypicalPersonWhoOwnsValuableJewellery might drive, I don’t live in the house that a #TypicalPersonWhoOwnsValuableJewellery might buy, I don’t live in the neighborhood that a #TypicalPersonWhoOwnsValuableJewellery might live in, I don’t go to the restaurants and parties that a #TypicalPersonWhoOwnsValuableJewellery might frequent, I don’t take long and exotic vacations that a #TypicalPersonWhoOwnsValuableJewellery might enjoy - and I post nothing about anything on personal social media accounts.
Lab diamonds aren’t for me. But if seeing large diamonds become normalized... I’m more than happy for everyone to believe I’m just wearing inexpensive MMDs
This is the main reason why I will not purchase a solid Rolex, Patek or AP watch for myself.I think a Rolex can attract the wrong people. Somehow my ring can pass for a fake but the rolex just screams the real deal to the wrong people!
This is too sadThe most expensive thing I wear for everyday life was about $15,000 (good luck getting this thing off my summer-swollen fingers, muggers!). But I can't imagine a piece I wouldn't wear SOMEWHERE. Not every day and everywhere. I don't even wear my least expensive pieces every day or everywhere. But to a special event, a nice dinner, the symphony - that's what that stuff is for.
My dad has given my mom a few very special pieces over the years. Really gorgeous stuff that he picked because they are just exactly her style. Except she never ever wears them because she's scared they'll be ruined or stolen or lost. They just sit in a safe year after year. It makes me sad because he gave her these things out of such kindness and he was so excited about them and I know it disappoints him that she never gets any joy out of them. And it makes me sad that she's so paralyzed by her own fears that she is unable to experience the joy he intended. I do not want to be like that.
Not really, but I wouldn’t want to tempt someone if I was wearing jewellery that made me look like I was on the rich list. I would actually be more concerned that someone would realise that I was on the rich list and then try to kidnap my child or something like that. I say this because a rich list family actually went to my daughter‘s kindergarten. It was an interesting mix of people. Mainly middle class professionals with a smattering of people on the rich list. I Googled her name after I was blinded by the light being reflected from her MASSIVE diamond and sure enough, the family was on the rich list. I had never seen a diamond so large in real life until that day. She would have had to do extra reps at the gym/Pilates on her right arm to compensate for the weight of that rock.I gotta show my ignorance here
is mugging the issue for most peeps ?
It looks so lovely and green.Missy
What is Bruce doing in California?
No serously is your subway a bit grubby ?
We had trains so old in Wellington for so long but got these new Korean air conditioned things a few years back
i only ever took commuter services, i never went on the train alone at night but in Wellington the trains are still staffed by ticket collectors and they have cctv in the train and on all the stations
Our station was the only one of the line that was a bit isolated. We lived right on the boundary between Porirua and Wellington and one side was light industrial and the other residential but the track was in a cutting down by the stream without a carpark - i didn't really like getting off there alone in the dark (it had lights) there was an ally rather than street acess but also not many people got on or off at my station
Anyway i was always leaving stuff on the train - keys, phone, wallet, a bag of groceries - always got them back
But i would be worried about rings getting left behind - and yet on the odd day i went into town on a worker's train id see the office workers all sitting three in their finary
We lived up there one street back - becsuse it was so isolated it was always a target for vandels
The otherside had an equally spooky ally but at least was shorter and went out onto a main road and and the main driveway up through lots of spooky trees up to the local hospital
That makes a lot of sense. I shy away from wearing anything too big because of the attention factor, much as I enjoy looking at shiny pretties, when it comes to wearing them IRL there is a size limit for me. Of course my personal “too big” is someone else’s “on the small side”I think for me it’s not so much the value but the size that would determine if I wore a certain piece of jewelry.
For example I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing a diamond over 4 carats in size. I’m pretty sure I would never wear it because I would just be embarrassed. It could be a gift, inherited, a diamond I mined, etc., but I just wouldn’t feel right wearing it and I know I would either turn it around, hide it in my sleeves or just never put it on.
I would gladly wear a 2.5 carat D FL though. Which I’m sure would cost a pretty penny! Hand that baby over!
It’s a shame those people are going to be out of a job. I think I know the French company you are referring to, but not going into specifics here.
We had a green mayor once
she caused a huge stink when the bike spaces weee already full on the train
when she took public transport the offical car and chuffee always followed here any way
Yeaterday it snowed real heavy (for us) down south and the PM had to drive to Dunedin because the airport was closed
These people forget quickly what its like to be the every man/ working man/ joe public
The people that run are commuter trains are now some French outfiot who are in Melbourne- they want to do away with the clickies - ticket collectors which would be to the detriment of not just public safety but also as a public service to out of town visitors, as i commuted aganist the flow i got to know alot of these people
Almost all of them wonderful people people who just loved their job often performed under alot of pressure
The Wellington commuter network is very beautuful - my line was through the tawa valley then up the coast, of peak services should be marketed to tourists,
the sunsets i saw over the years were postcard worthy
I do hope your trains are being cleaned really well right now
That is *awful* and very scary thing to have happen in your community.