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Beauty Pet Peeves 2

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So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!

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@AmazingGrace333 It seems that the thieves picked our mailbox lock and by doing so ended up taking the key that was placed in there for the bigger package - along with that they took the rest of our mail as well. Turns out its a bigger issue because now a key to a mailbox that holds bigger packages is with a thief and they can target anyone who has packages coming in. Thats what i gathered from talking to USPS. I really don't know if they will do anything about this. All i know is that I'm taking matters into my own hands and taking the necessary precautions. 


The personal mailbox idea doesn't sound so bad at all. Then you don't have to deal with this c r a p. I think for the remainder of my immigration paperwork - i may look into that - just to be safe..  I don't want to be paranoid all the time thinking my sensitive papers with all my information might be jacked today or tomorrow. Such a hassle TBH all of this.... because of few immoral people. gaaahh..

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Oh that makes me angry!!!!  I wonder if any of your neighbours have video surveillance.  I would report it to the police so they can make an extra effort to surveil the area because you're likely not the only victim of this.  

Next step, buy some motion activated cameras and catch the bugger by leaving a fake parcel.  They'll be back.  You can count on it.  

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@heartsmyface No surveillance here mama bear. I think I have seen my neighbours probably once since our move to ATL. All the paranoia that they instil in you through the news channels of people breaking in and trying to rob you - and all the precautions you can take... its setting in.. I think tonight we will go pick up a camera to install outside and go look into USPS approved mail boxes that @DiVWA mentioned. 


ps. definitely miss westwood plateau. I know one month i ordered atleast 18-20 parcels and some of them were left outside for DAYS because i had been travelling with the family.. upon my return they were still outside.. stacked next to the door.  Cannot have that here in ATL (atleast where i am at!) .. gahh..

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Oh, my parents live on the plateau! Small world! It's beautiful up there, and also seems super safe, as you mentioned, so I'm sorry your new hood isn't quite as trustworthy. It's awful that someone just took your stuff, I'm so sorry that happened to you!! Some good advice in this thread though, so I hope it never happens again! @kromance



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@AshleyYVR aw yeah!It truly is beautiful!!!@heartsmyface is from the same area as well! Small world indeed! 


Thank you for the kind concern Smiley Happy.Yeah, hopefully after doing the necessary that this NEVER happens again - its stressful thats for sure. 

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Our neighbourhood is deemed pretty safe and we've still had our boat pirated off of and our car broken into.  All on video.  The car thief was eventually caught but the boat thief got away as far as I know.

 Heck, we even have people drive by on recycling day and steal our empty bottles.  I don't mind that so much though I do wonder about the cost effectiveness of wasting gas to collect empties.  Meh. 

That mailbox sounds like a good idea.  It's sad that that's a necessity.

having the cameras installed comes in handy for checking to see if delivery people came by and sometimes to track down the jerks who parked in your lane way to go to the beach.  Yeah people have done this to us. 


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No way! They took off with your guys' boat? wow. Im glad you have cameras set up. @heartsmyface Its the worst having someone jack your stuff...


You know i have actually seen that too.. people driving by on recycling day taking bottles and cans. I can't believe some people do that make the effort to get in your car, waste so much gas and take other peoples recycling.. lol Smiley Indifferent


I have been researching cameras today to purchase for the front door. Hopefully that will be a big help in keeping the future theft at bay. 


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No no, they boarded our boat at night and stole a bunch of stuff off it.  Life jackets, a radio, some jackets a couple towels...  someone else had to have had a boat to get to ours and take the stuff cause it was mooring off our dock when it happened.  

it's all rigged up with an obnoxious alarm and lights now, but it was very distressing.  

The recycling thing I try not to think too hard on cause then I start thinking about the risk of hepatitis, the stickiness and get all germaphoby.  I do t even consider myself a germaphobe but I have limits.

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So sorry to hear this! We've had this issue in our neighborhood. One neighbor no longer uses her mailbox and has all mail forwarded to a post office box. This is probably the easiest solution although it's inconvenient to have to pick up mail there.


If your mailbox is set up where you can control the size and type and installation, I recommend replacing it with a locking type. We installed ours where our old mailbox was in a communal type location (a group of various type boxes on a horizontal post type system). Home Depot and other places sell USPS-approved type locking mailboxes.


We also installed a mailbox alarm that buzzes inside our home whenever our mailbox is opened. This alarm requires the mailbox to be a certain number of feet (or less) from the base inside the home.


There's a parcel box in this communal group though that the postman uses for larger packages that don't fit inside our mailbox, which we can only really monitor by getting out mail as soon as we hear the alarm go off. But there have been periods where he doesn't use this box (likely when complaints about thefts occur) but puts the package at front door instead. We've got a camera inside that films anyone who comes to the door but to me this doesn't deter theft. We try to keep track of which packages are coming that day to stay ahead of any potential thieves which isn't foolproof of course.

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@DiVWA Thats a really good idea - my husband and i might go check out home depot tonight for uses approved locking mailboxes. I didn't even know we could have an alarm installed in the mailbox itself.  Thats GREAT.  I am on high alert after this because i am expecting my immigration papers in the mail.. and i would probably cry if those got stolen. I don't want to take ANY chances. Thank you for the advice DivWa! much appreciatedSmiley Happy. I am certain on installing a camera outside - just for our safety @Anewxa. I think we are going to go pick one up at Bestbuy tonight.  Its sad that it has come to this to be honest.  

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TERRIBLE! I'm so sorry that happened to you... such a violating feeling!

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So sorry you had to go through that!


@kromance I think a camera isn't a bad idea even if it is as a dummy, just for the peace of mind - we installed real ones at the front door and around the house and I feel so much safer (have lil ones) especially because we can access the live feed from our phones/TV at anytime. 

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That is terrible! Unfortunately, I think it's becoming more common. There are so many youtube videos of people getting caught stealing packages off people's porches and boxes.. disgusting behavior. The amount of opportunists nowadays is so disheartening.


I particularly like watching the videos of instant karma where the box is rigged with something, or someone leaves a phone next to them and it gets swiped but it's actually a stun phone.. bzzzzzt!! Karma.

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I didn't know youtube had these videos! @Insomniacmuffin I totally went and watched a few after reading your message. i CANT believe some ppl drive and follow fedex/ usps trucks.. and then go jack the parcels once they are delivered. What has the world come to? 

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I'm so sorry that happened to you, or anyone for that matter. Some people are pathetic like that. 

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@Samtian  Yeah, some people are so jacked up to even think its okay to steal from someone else porch/mailbox. Ridiculous. Hopefully this gives awareness to others here as well - to be careful with their mail. Thank you so much for your kind concern!! Smiley Happy

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Sorry that what happened to you @kromance. I'm currently dealing with the same thing. We was traveling and didn't have time to check on the mailbox for 3 weeks. Last week when I went check, the entire community mailbox got broken into and all our mails got stolen. Now I'm all nervous about having identity theft risk. 

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That's the most scary part--identity theft!!


I regularly check on free credit score reports where they also list the number of credit cards on my name. I once had a suspicious roommate and one of my letters with sensitive information was opened. I know she can do anything, not just financial damage (she knows suspicious kind of people like hackers, etc). But so far, I'm concerned on the credit score as it takes a long time to prove to IRS in case something like that happens, and then it takes a long time to repair the damages.


Sorry for being paranoid but it's better to always double check than to be surprised later. 

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I am always monitor on credit scores and reports (free service provided by my CC) even before the mail incident. It is really scary how much damage a person can do to you. My friend had this happened to her and she was trying to correct the problem for a good long time.

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@blackkitty2014  you too? Man! I'm so sorry to hear that. Smiley Sad Hopefully you mostly got junk mail while you were way.

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OMG! @blackkitty2014 thats horrible!!! 3 weeks worth of mail! WOW.  I just spent the last hour on the phone with USPS. I hope it all works out for you too! I can't imagine the stress you must be feeling!! For the fear of the same thing i cancelled my credit cards .. Truly a hassle with everything that follows. Now i need to wait for my new credit cards to be mailed out.. You best believe that i'll be like a hawk with my mail/packages now. Cant trust people man. Shady shady people out there.. 


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