Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dear Atlanta Soap Thief...

I'm dying to know. Was it a well-thought-out, highly technical, Ocean's Eleven sort-of scheme? Or was it just a spur-of the moment, drive-by-&-see-it, crazy-lucky, hit-the-jack-pot kind of job?

I mean, I get it, Restoration Hardware has deliciously-yummy-smelling Pot & Dish Soap. And that gorgeously-chic plain & simple bottle? I know- it's to die for. I mean, that's obviously what you thought, right? Because if Denise & I had walked out to the hotel parking lot in the middle of that night & caught you with our two Restoration Hardware bags, each holding a bottle of that luxurious soap, you'd have wished you were dead. Let's just say we don't play nice when it comes to people trying to steal our soap. Not to mention the beautiful gray bags. However, I hate to tell you that you could've saved yourself so much trouble & the potential bodily harm you put yourself at risk for by just buying the soap. It's on sale for $6.99 per bottle. But maybe you already knew that & that was the reason you stole that whopping 37¢ from out of the console as well.

But, nevertheless, I must say, not only are you bold, you're slick. I still can't figure out how you got into the vehicle without deafening the entire Buckhead community by setting off the alarm. I know the truck was locked, so you really have me stumped on how you got in. We saw where you left the glove compartment open, leaving only the slightest hint that someone had been there.

But, all in all, I gotta say, the one thing that Denise & I don't get is why you took the two small Restoration Hardware bags of soap, yet you left hundreds of dollars worth of our awesome finds we had shopped all over town for that day.

I mean, we'd spent 3 hours in Ikea, filling our carts with everything from huge mirrors to Christmas gifts to my new Breakfast room curtains & curtain rods. (Heaven help you if you had laid a hand on those.)

We were everywhere from Anthropologie to Crate & Barrel. It was awesome.

We scored big time. And yet you only took the soap. So, my conclusion is that you really don't have that great of taste after all. In fact, I hate to say it, but I think you're pretty much a big dum dum. And you obviously don't read my blog. Or you'd know that the Lord just really watches out for me in situations like this. (Read this story about my ring last week.)

So, was it a security guard that He sent walking by at the time to scare you off? Or some other way He stopped you from robbing us blind? I'd pay good money to know what really happened.

Please do tell us. We're dying to know. You don't even have to send me an email. Just leave a little comment below.

Thanks a bunch!


Julie (& Denise)


  1. No way! Some thieves stole your soap? And left all the other goods? Unbelievable, but great for you guys that they were dum dums.

  2. How awful that your car was broken into! Praise the Lord it turned out the way it did!

  3. WHAT?!? That is insane! Hell hath no fury like a woman whose soap got swiped. Glad they didn't steal my Christmas gift.

  4. There is no law against being an idiot! Diana

  5. People never cease to amaze me! Just today we were moving storage units and while we where just a couple units down from the old one someone stole a table from us. Then another person ina BMW tried to steal our dolly!!! Lucky for us my stepdad saw him and yelled for him to put it back. Crazy!!

  6. one time, when I was young, I parked my car at a doctors office for an appointment. It was on my lunch hour. The apple I had brought for lunch was on the console. I had forgotten to lock the car. A thief stole my sunglasses, and of course the apple. I couldn't believe it! But I guess, a thief has to eat, and maybe also wash dishes. ;-(

  7. Oh my gosh, I'm laughing at your big dum dum comments. I'm sorry for your soap loss, but PTL nothing else was stolen! A thief that doesn't know value - now that's a new one!


  8. How weird!!! I am so sorry that your car was broken in to - but at least they only took soap!

    I didn't realize you were in Atlanta - so am I! I live in East Cobb. Small world! Might be helpful when I order more canvases =)

  9. So weird/funny! How interesting that they only took soap! Just a thought - what if it was identity theft from the personal info on the paperwork in your glovebox? They probably would have shut the glove box it it was though. Too weird.

  10. Hello!
    Totally random question, but I was wondering if you know how I can buy the Restoration Hardware Pot and Dish soap, etc. now--it looks like it's discontinued. I'm in Birmingham about to move into a new house, and I (like you!) love it and need to buy a new caddy. Any ideas?!
    (also mom of four and follower of Jesus!)

    1. Wish I could help you out, but I have no idea. !? Maybe there's a black market stash out there somewhere run by the soap thieves :). Good luck!


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