Monday, January 19, 2009

The Search is On

Hope and I went to see the movie Hotel for Dogs yesterday. Cute little picture.

Before we leave, I switch purses (I want an old purse that I can set on the sticky theater floor and not worry about ruining it). The purse was completely empty except for my wallet, some gum and some chapstick.

We arrive at the theater and Hope wants to get a snack.

I bought a small popcorn and a bottle of Dasani water.

It cost, like, $57.

The bottle of Dasani water was bigger than your average bottle of water. At least twice the size.

We get settled in our seats and I set the unopened bottle of water on the floor between our chairs (out of the way so that no one will kick it over it they climb over us).

We begin watching the movie and 25 minutes into it, I get really thirsty.

I reach for the unopened bottle of water.

It’s not there.

I reach further back under the chairs thinking that it rolled away from me. I can’t find it. I get out of my chair, get down on my hands and knees and start crawling around groping aimlessly into the inky darkness.

But to no avail…

My $27 bottle of Dasani water is gone.

Some low life miscreant swiped my $27 bottle of water.

Fast forward to this morning.

I’m in my office at work. I am searching through my purse for something and I see it:

The lid to my missing, unopened, $27 bottle of Dasani water!

What the? What sort of game are these people playing? Will I be receiving a ransom note next? Is this supposed to pass as proof of life - like the equivalent of sending the ear of the hostage to the hostage's family? What sort of sick people am I dealing with?!

I have called in the FBI and they’ve launched an official investigation. The list of suspects includes everyone who was at the 2:00 showing of Hotel for Dogs at MetroPointe on Sunday, January 18th. If you attended that movie, expect a visit from the officers in the photo at the beginning of this post.

They have a warrant so don't try anything crazy.

If you have any information leading to the whereabouts of my $27 bottle of Dasani water, you are encouraged to leave it on my blog. I will be in your debt.


Anonymous said...

So, just to confirm, it was just the lid but no bottle?

Heidi said...

Yes. They took my bottle and left me the lid. Who does that???

World of Wright said...

There are sick and twisted people in the world.
This is why you need to sneak your goods into the theater. a $2 bottle of water is easier to live without than a $27 bottle. Besides, if they didn't want you to sneak stuff in they would make their prices a little more reasonable.

StephanieJ said...

OK...I totally agree with carrying in your own goods....not that this helps you with your missing water bottle...but, one time Steve and I went to a movie and I wore overalls (back in the days that that was cool) and we carried in - no lie - 2 medium pops from McDonalds, 2 medium french fries, and 2 cheeseburgers in the pockets of my overalls....I just couldn't sit down until the pops had been extricated from my back pockets! Next time - skip the purse, wear overalls and carry in more delicious and hopefully more difficult to steal snacks on your body! the way - I love the photo - water napper beware!

Anonymous said...

I have your water. Call off the feds and no one gets hurt. I will send further instructions later. off the feds if you ever want to see your water again!

VikingMom said...

I know this doesn't help you any, but I left my un-opened $27 bottle of water at the theater last time. I remembered on the way out to the parking lot. Maybe yours and mine got together and went shopping for a new lid?

Heidi said...


I will find you.

And you will buy me another $27 bottle of Dasani water.

And you will rue the day you walked into that theater.

Ruuuuuuuuue the day.

Kurt said...

Stephanie said "pops"
Sometimes i miss MN

Rick said...

The same thing happened to me. Fortunately I had the foresight to purchase Stolen Water Insurance. Unfortunately it had a $25 deductible.

Anonymous said...

What are you doing going to a theatre that doesn't have a holder for your drink? I thought they all had them now.

Kristi said...

Heidi - with all of your choices in purses...surely you have one big enough to fit water in??!!!

I'm sorry for your loss.

Sarah B. said...

It's the theater...they are such a rip off....they probably stole your darn water back to resell it to the person next to you. Rip off I tell you!

Anonymous said...

It's too bad you didn't take me seriously. Your water had an unfortunate "accident". It is gone. Kaput. Vacio.
Maybe next time you will take better care of your water.

SingingShrink said...

so, I'm curious where the gun came from in the picture. If there's anything I've learned today, it's don't mess with Heidi. If you bust out the heavy artillery for the water, what if someone stole the unequaled-in-any-microwaveable-form movie theatre popcorn? That person would ruuuuuuuuuue the day they ever had a buttery salt craving!

Stacey said...

First of all are HOT in that picture....secondly Kurt...u don't have to go to MN to hear the word POP...just go to Bakersfield, its closer, thirdly the whole missing water/finding lid in purse is kinda freaky!