Sorry to interrupt the general happy atmosphere of this forum but i have to get this minor rant over with - i got pickpocketed today and my wallet stolen but i didnt notice till i got home from work. For once im relatively happy to be a broke student as whoever got my cards only managed to get about £30 thanks to my very empty account - but now ive got to get new drivers licence, NI card, prescriptions and all sorts which is such a hassle i dont even know where to start!
And the ironic part - out of all the many places i have EVER been - lots of dodgy cities, where i've been drunk, blase and frequently stupid enough to leave my stuff lying around unsupervised i have never before had anything at all taken. And where was i relieved of my wallet today? On my way home from work in sunny Brighton, UK. Hilarious. Grrrr.
Yup. It always happens at home rather than away - i theorise that it's that way because you feel "safe" - when you travel, your guard is up a bit more, even if only subconsciously. But in the comfort of known home surroundings, your guard is naturally down and you are a much easier target. Which does'nt help you at all.
Hope you don't have too big a problem replacing all your cards etc. It can be a huge pain in the frigging neck. The hassle factor is by far the worst part of it.
Thanks guys, im marginally calmer now!
yeah, everything is cancelled thanks rach, but i was horrified to learn that a new driving licence is going to cost me £20 - what a rip-off!
Lex, if it helps, a guy i know will sell you a replacement licence for only a fiver....
Retaking my test? God i hadn't even thought of that - i've got waaaaay too many bad habits to go through that again - i fluked my way through and passed first time but i think i was completely propelled by competitive spirit - i was so determined to pass first time after months of 'women driver' jokes and rolled eyeballs from every bloke i knew!
A replacement for a fiver sounds tempting gelli - if a little on the dodge side! I dont have my car at uni so im not in a hurry for the next 2 months but i might chase you up on that later on Delboy!