Unreplaceable Items

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Unreplaceable Items

Postby amaral » Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:35 pm

I just read Astrogirl's post about having her bunny coat taken. I don't want to get into a "blame the victim" trip here but in my opinion people should think twice or maybe even thrice about leaving valuable items out in the open. Maybe they should think about just not bringing them at all. When you have 35,000 people running around there's just going to be some bad apples mixed in and anybody who fools themselves into thinking that isn't the case is a prime target for this kind of theft.
Summary: Don't bring anything to Burning Man that you're not prepared to lose!!! I think this should be generally emphasised a lot more next year.
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Respectfully Disagree

Postby Gadget » Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:42 am

I respectfully disagree with you. If people left their valuables at home, half the costumes, art, instruments, vehicles, and other treasures, would be noticibly missing from the event.

Call me idealistic, but instead of telling people to leave their valuables at home, why don't we watch out for one another, presure those with unacceptable values to not attend, and help people get their belongings back when they go missing? Isn't that what community is all about?

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