• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 5: Good Art HLYWD rosette courtesy of Self Edge

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 5th auction is for a custom Good Art HLYWD bracelet courtesy of Self Edge. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

College Theft

Connemara

[URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
39,510
Reaction score
1,758
Have any of you ever had to deal with this? Today, I went to deposit a $100 bill my parents gave me and poof, the fucking thing is gone. Vanished. It was in the back of a drawer in my room, and I didn't tell anybody it was there. I've asked everyone who's been in my dorm since Tuesday (last time I saw it, I think) if they've seen it...obviously no one has.

I don't know who to suspect aside from my roommate. I don't think he'd steal that much money, but then again, I've known him for a few months. Character witnesses don't see him doing it.

Life sucks right now.

P.S. I don't want a fucking lecture about how I should have put it in a safer place.
 

lawyerdad

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
24,383
Reaction score
10,442
Sorry man, that sucks. The lack of privacy/personal space in dorms is definitely one of the more annoying aspects of college life.
 

Get Smart

Don't Crink
Joined
Oct 27, 2004
Messages
12,234
Reaction score
227
sucks dood. makes you think what other belongings someone goes thru when you're not around. are there a lot of people going in/out of your room? obviously the roommate is suspect #1, but he's almost too obvious a suspect for him to be the culprit.
 

vc2000

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2004
Messages
151
Reaction score
0
Not a lecture but why didn't you just carry the bill with you?

When traveling in foreign countries I have had the provided room safe broken into. Sometimes it has been jacked open and other times somebody had the the code. I just find it safer sometimes to carry the money with me. At least I know what happened to the money. The only time I have had the in room safe broken into was New Orleans which they are required to provide you a safe and charge you for it.

Needless to say I tend to use a credit card rather then carry cash.
 

Connemara

[URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
39,510
Reaction score
1,758
I don't know, I certainly should have carried it with me.

This is really fucking with me. I'm supposed to studying for a math test tomorrow but now all I can think about is the fact that I'm out a hundred bucks.

\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
\t
 

Bandwagonesque

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2006
Messages
2,237
Reaction score
0
Since it's midterm time, perhaps you're just a little scatterbrained right now and you misplaced it? Or, it could have slid through a crack in your dresser, and it might be underneath/behind it?

It's too obvious for your roommate to steal it - unless he's a sociopath. I say try to set him up - leave a small sum of money, say $5 lying around in an obvious place, and see if it's gone by the next day. If he doesn't own up to it, get a new roommate.
 

DNW

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
10,527
Reaction score
5
Look around in your clothing and your drawers first, you never know how absent minded you can be during exams. If he did it, just find another roommate quietly and don't even try to recoup it.

BTW, it's a single bill man. Carry it with you.

Consider it an expensive lesson.
 

Connemara

[URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
39,510
Reaction score
1,758
I'm 100% positive it was stolen. I stashed it in the back of this particular drawer because I planned on depositing it in the bank this weekend...it wasn't part of my usual "pocket money". I would have no reason to move it.

*sigh*
 

VMan

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2003
Messages
5,105
Reaction score
29
Buy a small (~60-80 lbs) safe to store your money/watches/cufflinks/cam era/ipod/stash/paraphanelia/scale/baggies/incriminating photos/etc.etc.etc. While not completely secure, it will discourage theft, because nobody wants to lug something that heavy out of a dorm room. A lot of kids get the little 10-15 pound ones with the handle and all, but those are easily carried off. It won't solve this problem, but it may prevent it from happening again. Something like this would work, and you would be able to use it for a while.
 

Arethusa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,128
Reaction score
72
Learn some basic tradecraft. Losing $100 sucks, but in all honesty, you're blowing this out of proportion. If losing $100 meant you don't eat for the next month, this might be a bigger deal. If your roommate's a decent guy, it shouldn't be hard to ask him to keep a closer watch on your room. If not, you should be looking for a new roommate.
 

Connemara

[URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
39,510
Reaction score
1,758
Originally Posted by Arethusa
Learn some basic tradecraft. Losing $100 sucks, but in all honesty, you're blowing this out of proportion. If losing $100 meant you don't eat for the next month, this might be a bigger deal. If your roommate's a decent guy, it shouldn't be hard to ask him to keep a closer watch on your room. If not, you should be looking for a new roommate.

Initially, yeah, I did overreact. It's mom & dad's money, and they'll likely replace it, but things like this just irritate me.
 

Arethusa

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,128
Reaction score
72
I understand the irritation. Just saying it's worth keeping in perspective.
 

LabelKing

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
May 24, 2002
Messages
25,745
Reaction score
251
And I thought you were talking about tuition.

Perhaps, you should be like the proverbial old woman with the money under the mattress or some other place similarly intrusive. Most people don't take that hazard of moving a mattress to steal.
 

poly800rock

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2006
Messages
3,437
Reaction score
83
i remember $100 in college is like hitting 6 million in the lotto now...sucks man
 

MCsommerreid

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2006
Messages
497
Reaction score
0
I tend to keep my money in smaller bills, and if I get larger ones I deposit them or break them into 20's. Better to be out $20 than $100 if you misplace it, and it seems that smaller bills so long as they aren't in "wad" form aren't quite as enticing as a smooth Benjamin.

The other members advice of getting a small but heavy safe is advice I totally agree with. Any time you reside in somewhere semi-public it's always best to keep important materials locked up.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 27 3.4%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 137 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 257 32.7%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 124 15.8%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 69 8.8%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 47 6.0%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 2.9%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.7%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.2%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 100+

    Votes: 50 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,798
Messages
9,224,113
Members
193,622
Latest member
rbsocizo
Top