Tuesday, October 12, 2004

the $189 white electric tea kettle

well my car was broken into sometime late sunday evening/early monday morning.

it's kind of a surreal experience to walk up and see shattered glass all over the backseat, still somehow attached to the black frame, where it once was whole. i called my autobody shop (i told you we have a good relationship) and headed over there to spend money to have a new window put in.

we discovered that out of all the expensive tea paraphernalia i had in my backseat, the thieves had taken 2 white crappy electric plug-in kettles we purchased saturday from wal-greens for $9.99 each... i told my boss what bad thieves they must have been, how they didn't know the true value of the other items, much more precious in value. don't get me wrong, i was super-thankful that the other things weren't stolen, but it did get me thinking...

how often do we know the true value of the things or people around us? is the value we assign to said items only always subjective? is there a way of knowing a value that is beyond subjectivity? of course i happen to believe that the answers are no and yes. i think there is value bigger than what you or i think, that though it may not be believed, is not open to interpretation.

so now, 24 hours later, i am ruminating on the fact that you can never be 100% assured of things like car break-ins, you can plan ahead and not leave things in your backseat (which i wholeheartedly abide by, except when it comes to work paraphernalia, but i suspect that will be changing), but unless i go vigilante and post a 24 hour command outfit to watch my car, it's out of my hands. and so there i leave it.


Blogger End_User-X said...

Hi Annelies.

I believe we should place value on the things God places value on (people mostly). That way, we'll know what's truly of value without even involving subjectivity. The rest will work itself out (Matthew 6:33). The thieves that broke into your car were struck stupid by greed.

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