The little exigencies of life can wear us down. But, with time, we can see the humor. In fact, humor was defined in the Talmud as "tragedy plus time". Last week someone broke into my car.
They made off with 8 quarters and 10 pennies but left my Marvin Gaye's Greatest Hits tape in the tape player. Mine is an older Miata that was manufactured pre CD players and apparently the thieves were not interested in Marvin Gaye nor tapes and, obviously, my taste in music. Because they did break into the glove compartment and lift my car registration, I called the police.
The officer couldn't have been nicer. When I bemoaned the fact the my tape wasn't cool enough for the thieves, Mr. Policeman said so sympathetically, "If it's any comfort to you, if I had broken into your car I would have happily taken your Marvin Gaye tape." It worked. I was comforted.
The thief didn't slash the ragtop. Breaking In News... can sometimes have a bright side...