Lesson learnt. You don’t leave your valuables unwatched in Harare. Not even for less than a minute. But it’s not a lesson I had to learn again. Coz I have learnt it a dozen times already. I just need to stop being so careless.
Left my car trunk unlocked on 17 February. I was rushing to the Intellectual Property jumpstart event. This one. I was packing stuff into the trunk and had to rush back into the house to get more stuff (actually to just check if I hadn’t left anything I’d need later).
I shut it but I didn’t lock it. And I hesitated momentarily before I left the car. Maybe I shouldn’t have hesitated; the damn thief must’ve been watching all the time. He saw me pack the laptop into the car. So when I came back, less than a minute later, it was gone. Gone.
Wrecked my whole day. Wrecked my whole week in fact. Would have wrecked my life if it wasn’t for Dropbox.
To encourage people to try Dropbox, I usually tell them it’s the greatest invention on the internet since Gmail. It is true. Please do yourself a favour and get it.