Dear thief who broke into my car Tuesday night,

I know I shouldn’t have left my sunroof open. But that is obviously not an open invitation for you to invade my car and take the precious items that are in it.

Yes, you think you struck gold in my car. You took my low-grade GPS system, a bunch of old media equipment–cameras, flip camcorders, laptops, etc. from my work, and more.

But let me tell you a little something: that outdated equipment will give you barely anything on the market, or any real satisfaction. What you have really stolen is the opportunity for young students to express themselves through creativity and feel affirmed that what they have to offer is worth something. You robbed them of their hard-work from the year, as they put in energy and effort toward something they didn’t believe in–themselves.

So I hope you go through all that footage and look into their faces. Those are the faces you hurt and left with disappointment. Those are the faces that are building a foundation of what the world is like, and you have affirmed this world is one screwed up mess. And those faces are the ones that are starting to want to give up, because they start believing that working hard and putting themselves out there rarely gains them any good.

So I hope you’re happy.

You even knocked over my old smoothie and spilled it all over my car seat. What the heck man? Have some class. Geez.

But you know what Mr./Ms. Westwood Bandit, go ahead and take my “Funny People” Netflix DVD from my armrest compartment. That movie was terrible. Didn’t even want to finish it. So joke’s on YOU, you stupid son of a bitch.

This is Amy Hu signing off for March 25th, 2010.

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