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Someone stole my favourite pencil.

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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It was my favourite mechanical pencil. It was pretty old; my crush drew me stuff with it throughout the years, and I also made some of my best artwork with it. I really loved it, not only for the memories, but simply because it's a great pencil.

I accidentally left it on a desk at school because I realised I was late and just grabbed my jacket and bag and ran into the classroom.
After a few seconds, I knew I left it out, but I couldn't go outside again since I was late.

I left it with a paper on which I wrote some stuff for the Secret Santa we're organizing. Class, date, due data and maximum price.

Next recess, I looked for it, but I only found the paper (quite crumpled) and 'Thanks' written on it.
This means that the thief clearly knew that the pencil belonged to someone in that class, and they didn't just take it by mistake.

I asked people if the recognised the writing and if they saw someone take it, but no one knew.

I was thinking about making a poster or offering a brand new pencil in exchange for that one. I really want it back.

I don't know who stole it, but we aren't many people at school and I will do my best to spot that pencil. My pencil.

What do you think? I would like any kind of advice you'd like to offer, besides forgetting it. I am getting my pencil back.
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:iconuboa-chan:
UBOA-CHAN Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its just a pencil...? :|
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I hate it when that happens. :|
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
create an underground market for stolen things at school. this will definitely lead you back to your pen, even after 6 years later. believe me it works
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
...That doesn't sound bad, but I don't plan on spending another 6 years in high school. That means repeating every year from now on... And I don't want to do that.:iconstaresplz:

Thanks for the advice, though!:lol:
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siegeonthorstadt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
i never said during school time hahaha
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Point taken.:lol:
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YSLiao Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The custodian might've cleaned it up along with everything else. Did you ask them? And be polite to the cleaners... they might help look for it for you.

Otherwise, just let it go. All things in life come and go, especially material things.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I am always polite to them, after all, who keeps that school clean?:)
And yes, I did ask them, but they didn't know anything. I know it was stolen, there's no way a cleaning lady would throw away something by mistake but still managing to write thanks on the paper, right?:lol:

A classmate just gave me a pencil that looks exactly the same, and I love it. I will still take back that one if I ever find it, though.
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ThISoMessedUp Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lure them into a trap with the pencil


then


STAB THEM IN THE EYE WITH THE PENCIL


See how they like it when you take their sight.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Nice idea. I shall do that when I lose my mind.

Probably before I turn 20.:lol:
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Crazie-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Someone snapped my pencil the other day, just broke it in half, (mind you, it was a real pencil)
Luckily it had no sentimental value, but I still have the pieces - and I haven't forgiven her :|
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
...I hate people like that. I suppose she is a bully?
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Crazie-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
No not really, just a really annoying person.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone stole one of my sausages. I wouldn't mind advice on that either. :nod:
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Hunt them down, take out their intestines, chop their meat and stuff it into their intestines while laughing maniacally? Also, don't forget to victoriously take a bite.

That's what I'd do.:giggle:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:

If only I could do that. I can't even find the person who did it. :(
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Take some D.N.A. from the other sausages (if they were made from the same pig) and take D.N.A. samples from people's poop. If they are the same, you found your criminal.:meow:
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Stalk every possible suspect. Bring a camera.
Use friends as decoys to distract them so you can look the targets over.
Randomly ask people to borrow pencils or to draw you stuff (in front of you).
Or use a sign up sheet of some sort to get people writing.
Watch people during class.

Recruit spies. Send them out in pairs to do the same.

Suspect everyone. Even faculty and lunch ladies.

Trust no one, not even yourself.
There are obviously forces aligned against you.:paranoid:
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
That borrowing thing might work.:la:

I already interrogated the lunch ladies. It wasn't them.
The Physics teacher said she'd look.:paranoid:

It wasn't people in my class.


I know your comment was for the lulz, but some of it was useful.

Thanks for the giggles and tips!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh I was serious :P
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
When I lost my pet chicken, I made a poster with "REWARD: Lost Chicken" and drew her picture on it. Someone on campus did the same thing when their bra went missing from the laundry room. You could try that, a poster would certainly catch people's eye and it just might work.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Thank you!
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a life lesson about not getting too attached the trivial little things.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I guess so.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Even if it has sentimental value to you, it would probably be best to just move on. If anything, you could find a pack of them online. But if you have memories related to the pencil, you don't need the physical pencil to remember them
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks for your advice.
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icthos Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Get another one that is the same make and model. Or just get a real pencil. Mechanical pencils dont have no soul anyways.
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Slave2Karma Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
That made me laugh. :D
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks, you made me smile.:giggle:
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FIRSTxAIDxKIT Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:|
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dorkface4 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I don't think they'd give it back, even if you offered a new pencil. Then everyone would know their a thief.
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rockstar1009 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just yesterday someone kicked in the back door to the house I'm closing on next week and took copper and the washer/dryer from the basement. They also kicked in the door to the garage and took the ladder I just bought 3 weeks ago (as well as some tools I used to make repairs to satisfy the bank). I'm not bothered by it because these things aren't worth getting bothered about. Insurance will handle the repairs/replacement and the things that won't be replaced (like the ladder and tools) aren't worth the physical toll of carrying the anger and the stress around.

Just move on. There really isn't much you can do about it. :shrug:
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I understand your point. I know it's a small, meaningless object. I don't care about its price. I have had that pencil for at least 4 years, and I have become emotionally attached to it. That's why I want it back.

Otherwise, I've lost many pencils and didn't do anything but shrug when I noticed.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I'd call the police and file a report. And then see if you can also run a story in the newspaper and on the tv. Then get a big group together and hold a rally to get your pencil back. Then I'd start gathering people up and waterboarding them for information about your pencil, and when they refuse get them to admit they were part of the conspiracy to steal it anyway and then take them in front of the school and publicly burn them at the stake.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thank you, Sergeant Sarcasm.

Although that burning idea sounds nice. I wonder why didn't I think of that?

But first I'll skin them, I need a new leather coat.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I can't take your post seriously. It's a fucking pencil.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It's okay. It is a first world problem, after all.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
No, first world problems seem like third world problems compared to how incredibly petty and idiotic this is.
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Well then, I'm sorry. Move along.
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siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Having that level of attachment to an inanimate object, especially one so relatively petty is not healthy. You need to grow out of it. Whoever stole it probably did you a favor.
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Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A lot of people steal stuff at school :shrug:
At my uni someone got their laptop stolen :nuu:

Why don't you report it to the principal or something?
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Talk-To-Me-For-Help Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Because I don't think she will do anything about a pencil...

We also have cameras, because the ministry doesn't have any funds for books, but hey! cameras! and when I asked the guards what do I have to do to see the recording they said the cameras aren't on.

And I know people steal stuff, but an old pencil? Pencils are cheap. They don't cost more than a few dimes.

Laptops are way more expensive, I hope they get it back.
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Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:shrug:
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