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I received an email last week from a new reader. He recently moved to Orange County and he said he's "astounded" by the wealth in South Orange County.
It's embarrassing, really. A lot of people who live here are so rich they've lost touch with reality. I share stories with you but I also worry that I'm jading my readers. Nice people live here too. Real people who work hard for whatever they have. I don't tell you their stories, but they exist.
Nevertheless, the amusing stories seem to be endless. And yes, I'm just snarky enough to enjoy sharing them.
Last Friday, our local newspaper reported a theft which took place in an exclusive gated community. A forty seven year old woman left $500,000 worth of jewelry in her car overnight and it was stolen. Her jewelry included a six carat diamond engagement ring. That's right, she left a half million dollars worth of jewelry in her car and it was taken. She seemed surprised. (???!!!)
Only $85,000 of the jewelry was insured. She's offering a $10,000 reward if her jewelry is returned and "no questions will be asked."
If you had a half million dollars worth of jewelry and someone was offering you $10,000 for it would you consider that a sound investment?
The story gets better. It seems the woman who owned the jewelry left it in her car overnight. It was in her Bentley which was parked in her garage. She forgot to close her garage door, left her half million dollars worth of jewelry in the unlocked Bentley, and someone stole it. Her Louis Vuitton planner was also left in her car, and also stolen.
She feels violated.
I feel violated just by reading about her stupidity.