Don't you just hate your fellow human beings sometimes? Today was to have been an 'away day' discovering more of the lovely Brittany coastline, but instead it turned into an absolute nightmare when someone broke into our car, ransacked it and stole my handbag out of the boot complete with credit cards, driving licence and many other documents essential to living in France!!
We had only stopped to find a toilet and of course I rushed off without thinking about the bag, I mean the car was locked with nothing in sight! We were gone for 12 minutes exactly and the car was in sight of a small cafe - well there you have it - unbelievable !!
The police where it happened firstly refused to come to the scene and then refused to take our complaint for almost 2 hours whilst they had their lunch!! Their attitude was 'oh it happens all the time at that car park!' DUH!!
Needless to say we didn't take up their invitation to call later but headed straight home so's that we could alert the banks etc of the theft. I have just spent hours at the local police station with a very kind Gendarme sorting out the details, but I suspect that the only thing that will come out of it all is a piece of paper for the insurance company - other than a pounding headache that is and an extra long French language practice!!!
The cards have been cancelled, the cheque numbers recorded so that's no longer a problem - but what is a problem is all the inconvinience caused by having our documents stolen! They are no use to anyone as they all carry photos. They have all been issued to Foreign nationals, so can't be used by anyone else, so why bother taking them when all they can do is dump them !
There's also the small problem of our address and house keys being in my bag, so whether we'll sleep tonight or not is debatable!
So now you'll understand why I am thinking of resigning from the human race and spending more time with my cat - well, for today at least!!