Persistent pair prevents precarious p...

Persistent pair prevents precarious purse problem

There are 6 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 10, 2009, titled Persistent pair prevents precarious purse problem. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

My sincere thanks to the couple who followed my car on the evening of Dec. 22. I had absent-mindedly set my purse on the trunk and was driving through West St.

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“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#1 Jan 10, 2009
Lori Stafford: What religious reasons do you need to listen to Christmas music over the radio? I can appreciate you wanting to do so but to throw religion into it is a bit disturbing. Buy a cd of holiday music. Make your own compilation. Share it with those who want to listen to it but don't make radio stations comply with your one wish. Realize that your wishes shouldn't dictate what others have to listen to and some day you might be sainted too.

Since: Aug 08

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 10, 2009
Mellers, sorry but I need to side with Lori on this one. If the radio stations start playing Christmas music around Halloween, ramp it up after Thanksgiving, and then go non-stop two weeks prior to Christmas, the least they could do is ramp it back down for the twelve days following Christmas instead of going cold turkey.

Even take away the religious aspect of it and look at the financial reason for playing the music. The music is there to inspire some folks to shop and spend money like drunken fools. Plenty of good shopping days after Christmas.

Although, having worked retail a time or two in the past, I can say that after two months of working in non-stop Christmas music, it sure is nice to go into work the next day and listen to other music.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#3 Jan 10, 2009
joetraveller wrote:
Mellers, sorry but I need to side with Lori on this one. If the radio stations start playing Christmas music around Halloween, ramp it up after Thanksgiving, and then go non-stop two weeks prior to Christmas, the least they could do is ramp it back down for the twelve days following Christmas instead of going cold turkey.
Even take away the religious aspect of it and look at the financial reason for playing the music. The music is there to inspire some folks to shop and spend money like drunken fools. Plenty of good shopping days after Christmas.
Although, having worked retail a time or two in the past, I can say that after two months of working in non-stop Christmas music, it sure is nice to go into work the next day and listen to other music.
The latter portion was my point. Having worked in retail during college, and not particularly liking the traditional "hear the same songs every year" Christmas music, I welcomed the change.

Okay, I've reconsidered. Let's have the radio stations also play Hanukkah music, Ramadan music (even though I know their holiday isn't specifically a winter holiday and rotates), Celtic music, and Kwanzaa-themed music too. Then I think it's okay to play it until the new year.

Me? I really don't care. I like what's on the radio less and less and listen to cd's, itune songs, etc. Why can't others who want to listen to what THEY want, do the same thing?
DUH

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 10, 2009
Bert?

Why in the world in this day and age would anyone place their purse in the trunk of their car to go inside anywhere?

I have seen numerous public service announcements from the police over the years to never put your purse in the trunk of your car.

Theives watch this all the time. The person who stole the purse didn't notice that your trunk wasn't closed, they watched you place the purse in the trunk!
Me in St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 11, 2009
What??

Since: Apr 08

Currently in MN. Orig. from NJ

#6 Jan 11, 2009
"TAINTED
The person who saw our trunk had not closed at the Woodbury YMCA on Dec. 29. They stole my wife's purse and then ran to try to steal our money by using an ATM card. The baby pictures in her wallet are not replaceable.
Bert Christensen, Woodbury"

I use the local YMCA several times a week. I leave my purse at home and put my wallet in my gym bag. I have a lock that I purchased at the local Target store and lock my items inside the YMCA's locker room.

While I understand Bert & his wife are victims, this incident could have been easily avoided with common sense. No one is exempt from becoming a victim of a criminal mind.

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