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    Default Worst night of my short Dominican life.

    Yesterday night might be the worst night of my short Dominican life.

    Yesterday night I arrive at my house around 8ish my wife rushed out of the house and put my son in the car. She wanted to go La Serena to shop. She said we had nothing to eat and must go shopping now for upcoming church friends gathering and others. I was sitting in the car busy with my son as she was closing the door.
    "Ooops!" she said.
    "I took the wrong key."
    I said no problem since I made a copy and it was in my wallet. I tried both copied keys and one worked but one she locked didn't work. She said she took the wrong key and gave me one for the padlock at the backyard. I opened it and looked around and it looks like with pair of screwdrivers and hammer I think I could open the backdoor from out side. So I called my wife's friend and asked for tools. I picked up the tool and on the way back my wife still wanted to stop by La Serena. So I dropped them off and told her I'll be back in about a hour to pick her up. I gave my wife my phone since she lost her HTC Sensation recently. So around 9ish I arrived at my house. And with great effort(I didn't realized that the doors was that heavy) I opened the door and I took the key and called my wife but she didn't picked up. I replace the door and called my wife again and no answer again. So I changed my shirt since it was soaked in sweat and called again. No answer again. I didn't think of it much because I thought either she was getting no signals or my son was playing with my phone. I went to La Serena and my wife was at the near of entrance and was in very frighten/confused state. I asked and she said somebody took her bag from the cart. She said she lost everything except passport that I kept. I want to service desk and they said a guy named Frank speaks english so I waited and the Frank came around and I told him that someone stole my wife's bag. And the answer was what I was expecting. "Usually thieves take the contents and leave the bag so if they somehow find it they will call me if they find anything." So "tough luck" is all he said. So I left my business card and asked them to call if they find anything. So we returned home and called card companies and wife's home. I had to stay up until 1 AM to sort everything out. and I was late for work.

    Ahh...
    Women...
    Living with them is like spending three weeks in heaven and one week of hell...

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    Oops.
    I forgot to ask...
    Does anybody have US consulate number?
    I think I should call and let them know that my wife lost her expired green card and the one year extension letter.

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    Glad she and son were safe, which is the most important thing.

    Sympathies all around, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Rubia View Post
    Glad she and son were safe, which is the most important thing.

    Sympathies all around, for sure.
    You can no longer call the embassy or consul you have to send them an email. They are getting so helpful.

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    I see lots of people n la sirena just leave their purse/bags in the trolley while they look at shoes..........I spoke to a few people that it is not a good idea........

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    Sorry buddy, sounds like a miserable evening. I'm glad everyone's ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Rubia View Post
    Glad she and son were safe, which is the most important thing.

    Sympathies all around, for sure.
    Yeah...
    This is what I said to my wife. Nothing worse happened to them, I told her this things happens everywhere, so let's be thankful no harm were caused against you and our son. She calm down around 3 and went to sleep. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstew View Post
    You can no longer call the embassy or consul you have to send them an email. They are getting so helpful.
    Great...
    With all the taxes I paid thus far, when I needed them they want to stay as far as possible. I hope at least they enjoy their life here in DR... I'll search again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davetuna View Post
    I see lots of people n la sirena just leave their purse/bags in the trolley while they look at shoes..........I spoke to a few people that it is not a good idea........
    I see this all the time too. But I think my wife was target from the start. It was just few minutes after she entered and in Fruit/Vegetable area someone stole the purse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Sorry buddy, sounds like a miserable evening. I'm glad everyone's ok.
    I was angry at first but I calm down in the store as there's nothing else that will be done. I am going to tell her to carry less cash next time and absolutely no jewelry. It was tiresome ordeal from the time I arrived home but it's all passed now. I still have several things to sort out like changing all my passwords on my phone's app and consulate. Plus I needto recopy the key and check next time so things like this won't happen again.
    Thanks man...
    I didn't write in a greater detail but it was tough one.

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