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Well, here I was today, minding my own goddamned business. I went out of the workshop for just THREE minutes, leaving my apprentice/student working inside.

I went off to buy some more pipe tobacco, seeing as I was fresh out of it.

So, anyway, as I come back, I see two, maybe, 16-year old kids running out of the workshop. Seeing as my apprentice is 17 now, I thought he had just some friends visiting, seeing how he is doing.

I go inside, and ask him: "Hey, Mike! You had a visit I see!" to which he replies "No, why do you think so? I've been working on the bandsaw, cutting the mahogany for the body I'm making all this time" "Who were those kids then?" "What kids?" "Nevermind.".

I thought "hell, maybe the little bastards just wanted to have a look around, and fled when they heard someone coming". But alas - when I went back to work, carving the top for a custom Les Paul I'm making right now, I noticed that my .15 chisel, my hammer AND my aniversary Parker pen are GONE.

Damn little ****s. Why? I mean, **** the pen, I understand that, it's quite a handsome item, but A GODDAMNED HAMMER AND A CHISEL?! Wtf?! They cost, maybe like 2-3 PLN in the hardware store!

So tell me, UG: is this a typical Polish problem, or are the little ****s like this everywhere?

EDIT: Yes, i know it's unusual, but i DO work at weekends. Just so you dont ask.
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#3
Nope they're everywhere. If you catch them kill them, that way they wont bother anyone else. Thats how i get rid of them. It's also hilarious watching there scummy parents on the news crying about there missing children. Should of brought them up better!!
#4
I'm sorry to hear that, but

I wonder what 16 year olds would do with a chisel...

They're all small items, though. Maybe they just fell off the table?

And there are similar kids all around Yurp. When I lived in Austria, there were these 12-year-old gangstas (I kid you not). They were of some turkish origin, I believe. They took stuff from markets and no-one ever stopped them. 4 of them attacked a friend of mine and stole his skateboard.

He got it back, though. He was 3 years older and ran way faster.
#5
Quote by joeymaxx
have you ever been to england?

its worse.


Somehow i cant ****ing imagine. I've had many things stolen from my workshop, including fresh guitars.

EDIT: ^ No, those things are gone. And I was using them before I walked out of the shop. They were stolen, there is no question about it.
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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



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#6
Quote by binjajer
Somehow i cant ****ing imagine. I've had many things stolen from my workshop, including fresh guitars.

lock it?
#8
Take a trip to Liverpool mate. I was there once and I saw some guy get off his bicycle and nip into the shop for a paper or whatever. Seconds later, a WILD TRACK SUITED YOUTH APPEARED!! And lo, the bike was Scoused.
#11
Quote by sashki
Locks, anyone?

Btw, how old are you? Just curious


Locking does NOT help. Those bastards have recently learned to pick the heftiest locks, or, if that does not work, just ****ing destroy the door. I had to replace it last month, luckily the guys stole nothing, seeing as I caugt them red-handed and turned over to the Police.

I'm 32 this year, fort he record.

EDIT: del_monte: Ha! Good thinking, but I prefer to do it bond-style - introduce them to the band-saw.
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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



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#12
Lol, if you don't bolt it down it'll be nicked. But then if you bolt it down they'll unbolt it and nick it anyway.
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#13
Is a security camera (hidden) out of the question? It would be good for identifying exactly who is doing it, good for police evidence. Or failing that, a pit of spikes covered over loosely by leaves in the entrance...
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Locking does NOT help. Those bastards have recently learned to pick the heftiest locks, or, if that does not work, just ****ing destroy the door. I had to replace it last month, luckily the guys stole nothing, seeing as I caugt them red-handed and turned over to the Police.

I'm 32 this year, fort he record.

set up a security system, if you can. the kids will probably **** themselves if a siren goes off and a big, scary voice starts yelling at them. it'll be an investment, but it'll pay off if they're stealing entire guitars.
#16
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Lol, if you don't bolt it down it'll be nicked. But then if you bolt it down they'll unbolt it and nick it anyway.

They'll nick what it's bolted to.
(Right about now, I imagined a group of teens carrying a whole workbench out, with all the tools and a clamp on it)

I say get a security system, an alarm of some sort. It seems to happen often.

Or make some mechanical shovel that hits intruders in the face if they step on the welcome mat.
#17
you could get a guard dog
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rape their mothers.

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maybe the student is in cahoots with it...

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Is a security camera (hidden) out of the question? It would be good for identifying exactly who is doing it, good for police evidence. Or failing that, a pit of spikes covered over loosely by leaves in the entrance...



It rather is, unfortunately. I'm too poor to afford this kind of thing. I can barely make a proper living from lutherie and music, combined. I was thinking, maybe I should start sleeping in the workshop? For a few months, maybe. I'm a hunter, so I've enough guns and ammo to fend off an army. A brenneke in the face is a good way to stop theft.
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Hi,
I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



Proud owner of a 1987 Kramer Baretta I w/ spider Guitart.
#21
Quote by joeymaxx
have you ever been to england?

its worse.

Of course he has, he's Polish. HOHO!

And to TS: yeah, kids are c**ts everywhere. Well not ALL kids (I personally wouldn't do anything like that), but a lot are.
#22
well it is a polish problem :P... and i wouldnt dare to talk about this here since most of the UG users are teens ;P
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#23
Is your table close to his? Because if it is, then he must of had to have seen them... Just saying.

Btw, I'm 15, not every kids like that, so just because you had a bad experience, don't go around hatin' on us! :P
#24
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well it is a polish problem :P... and i wouldnt dare to talk about this here since most of the UG users are teens ;P


And...?

If any of you, little ****s, comes near my shop, you are gonna get pwned both in real life, AND here.

EDIT: AthenasGhost: No, his table is pretty far from mine, and he was working in another room at the time.
And no, I'm not prejudiced. I just hate, what they call in england "chavs", and what we call in Poland "dresiarze".
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#25
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#26
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well it is a polish problem :P... and i wouldnt dare to talk about this here since most of the UG users are teens ;P

This is about specific Polish Chisel Teens (PCT's for short)

Seriously, barbed wire kicks ass. Cheap and cheerful.
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It rather is, unfortunately. I'm too poor to afford this kind of thing. I can barely make a proper living from lutherie and music, combined. I was thinking, maybe I should start sleeping in the workshop? For a few months, maybe. I'm a hunter, so I've enough guns and ammo to fend off an army. A brenneke in the face is a good way to stop theft.

I guess if you sleep in the workshop for a while, they'll eventually break in. That's when you greet them with the barrel of a 12 gauge, causing massive crapping of the pants and fear of ever entering said workshop again.
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I guess if you sleep in the workshop for a while, they'll eventually break in. That's when you greet them with the barrel of a 12 gauge, causing massive crapping of the pants and fear of ever entering said workshop again.



Righto! That's what I'm gonna do. I'll take my driling, it's better to greet them with two 12-gage and one 30-06 barrel then just one.


Plus, barbed wire seems good too. Maybe some landmines?

EDIT: the driling is quite heavy, but I can hold it in one hand easily (workout ftw), so maybe I'll get my Muela Mirage hunting knife too...

EDIT2: HELL YEA!

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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



Proud owner of a 1987 Kramer Baretta I w/ spider Guitart.
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#29
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And...?

If any of you, little ****s, comes near my shop, you are gonna get pwned both in real life, AND here.

EDIT: AthenasGhost: No, his table is pretty far from mine, and he was working in another room at the time.
And no, I'm not prejudiced. I just hate, what they call in england "chavs", and what we call in Poland "dresiarze".

Yeah I'm guessing they are chavs.
some chavs in my school bragged that they robbed 50 splints from the science lab
....
#30
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#31
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Righto! That's what I'm gonna do. I'll take my driling, it's better to greet them with two 12-gage and one 30-06 barrel then just one.


Plus, barbed wire seems good too. Maybe some landmines?

EDIT: the driling is quite heavy, but I can hold it in one hand easily (workout ftw), so maybe I'll get my Muela Mirage hunting knife too...

So you can afford landmines, but not an alarm?
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Yeah I'm guessing they are chavs.
some chavs in my school bragged that they robbed 50 splints from the science lab
....

That's hardcore!
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Yeah I'm guessing they are chavs.
some chavs in my school bragged that they robbed 50 splints from the science lab
....

WOOOOOOOOAH that's hardcore. Imagine what you could do with all them splints..
#33
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So you can afford landmines, but not an alarm?



This is Poland, goddamit! You can dig up WWII landmines, or buy from the Russkies in a 2-for-1-bottle-of-moonshine deal. Cheaper and more effective.
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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



Proud owner of a 1987 Kramer Baretta I w/ spider Guitart.
#34
Damn kids? Age has nothing to do with it. They will still be assholes 30yrs from now.
But none the less I feel your anger and frustration. I used to have a problem with kids in my neighborhood. Leave a few body parts hanging around and they get the point.
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Damn kids? Age has nothing to do with it. They will still be assholes 30yrs from now.
But none the less I feel your anger and frustration. I used to have a problem with kids in my neighborhood. Leave a few body parts hanging around and they get the point.



Heh, getting it done medieval style? Maybe, maybe... There's not gonna be much to leave hanging around when I shoot them with a brenneke...
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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



Proud owner of a 1987 Kramer Baretta I w/ spider Guitart.
#37
Yeah man. It sucks, but there are assholes everywhere. Don't think it's restricted to kids, either.

You just need to invest in some CCTV cameras, and put warning signs up saying the premises are under 24/7 surveillance. That should keep them out
#38
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You should turn into a Polish serial killer that kills ****ty teenagers.

Just stay out of America



I'm going to the States next year, so beware.

EDIT: ^ I should invest in some 12 gauge surveillance. Like, two or the thugs wielding automatic shotguns, or at least .357s.

Dreams will be dreams, for now - I'll have to sleep there myself, heavily armed.
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I have been pickin' up some Arabic radio signal things. Every time I turn up my Amp, this crazy Imam starts messing up my chords.



Proud owner of a 1987 Kramer Baretta I w/ spider Guitart.
#39
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Heh, getting it done medieval style? Maybe, maybe... There's not gonna be much to leave hanging around when I shoot them with a brenneke...

They don't have to be "Big" parts to be effective.
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