[Hey, You!] Once Upon a Time

You stole my silly sign. Now you will burn in hell . . .

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Once upon a time, a young, struggling couple lived in a dilapidated Costa Mesa triplex, which the landlord had let fall into disrepair. On the wall of the front-porch garden hung an ornate sign that read, "Once Upon a Time." After devoting 10 hours to tending to the landscaping needs and planting spring flowers, all the two wanted to do was enjoy the bit of magic they had hoped to create in their limited space. They took a step outside to survey all that their sweat and toil had amounted to when they noticed their plaque was missing. (It was purchased for $3 at Goodwill, by the way.) So this goes out to the desperate person who felt compelled to steal this little piece of a fairy tale we seldom get to live: To you, I give the royal flaming bird, which will surely karmically burn you from the inside out. I highly recommend you read up on your fairy tales so you'll have a clue as to what's coming to you. Thank you for volunteering to play the villain in this modern-day tale. Since you are evil enough to steal a sign that says, "Once Upon a Time," I sure hope you have the panache to make it worthy of a read.

 
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Gpaulsen53
Gpaulsen53

Get over it Waldo, really! And what's with all the weird Anonymous crap? A whole column over a $3.00 stolen from your "limited space" fairy tale apartment in Costa Mesa????ff You really just sound off your Rocker Waldo! Also buddy, sounds like you really need to move on from whatever or whoever it sounds like your are personally directing this to. Sounds like you are speaking directly to somebody that you used to know or something. What is with that picture as well. Creepo!

Madeleine
Madeleine

I think somebody stole my favorite fuscia colored umbrella that I only just recently bought at CVS for $15. Either that or I lost it. Though it's more fun to imagine some shady person making off with it while furitively glancing around, hoping nobody's looking.

So, should I write a wordy, self righteous, hyperemotional rant about this, threatening karmic retribution and eternal damnation raining down upon whomever may have done this and then submit it to Hey You? Or should I just go about my life and be all, Oh well...chit happens....and just be thankful that I have my health and that I'm alive?

Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller?....?

Jaime lopez-lopez
Jaime lopez-lopez

the race is for all the people and the steeling is for all the people

 Juan Tonamero
Juan Tonamero

any mexicans live around there? They steal everything

peaceloveunderstanding
peaceloveunderstanding

I am a whitey, live in a predominately mexican neighborhood - for the past 2.5 years no one has stolen anything off my balcony.... and i keep a lot of stuff out there. No one robbed my house when i accidentally left my door unlocked while at work - twice.... I'd rather live there than in a neighborhood of racist judgmental whities.

Madeleine
Madeleine

Uh oh...here comes the Liberals, panties all in a twist with self righteous political correct indignation because somebody on the internet may have written something that could be construed as racist! Watch out! They'll let you have it, oh yes they will!

Bill T.
Bill T.

Wow. Some people. At my advanced age I should be used to it by now but I continue to be stunned.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Are you more concerned about the petty theft or the creepy fairy tale people?

Bill T.
Bill T.

LMAO, actually I like creepy fairy tale people. They have character.

 
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