My motorcycle was stolen on Friday night and then recovered. It was just a joy ride and the kid dumped the bike when it ran out of gas, I think — or he was spotted and dumped the bike to get away. The details are unclear.
I needed to get cash to pay the impound lot. The lot was in PG country, MD, and so I stopped at a Wells Fargo and there was an armed guard outside the bank door and I was asked and checked if I was carrying. Lightly frisked.
I was totally cool about it and pulled up my shirt and bent over and showed him my ankles, sides, and lower back (I have a VA carry permit, illegal in DC and MD, so I was unarmed). I told him the only thing I was carrying was extra weight. IWB love handles.
Is this the future of America? We’re not evolving to become more like 1st world Canada, we’re devolving to being more like Ciudad de México — which is an amazing city, but highly guarded, heavily protected, and quite dangerous for the foolish.
Well, I have the bike back and the folks at Andrew’s Towing were lovely and let me ditch my car behind their gates for free when I picked up the bike (can only ride/drive one thing at a time) — although it cost me $280 to get my stolen-and-recovered bike out of hock. But, great people. In fact, everyone I ran into was lovely — but the entire DC-adjacent part of Maryland’s PG county was menacing, scruffy, defeated.
I finally felt like I have been somewhere that reminded me that we’re in the doldrums and aftermath of a very terrible economic collapse. I wonder how well-armored and protected that Wells Fargo was circa 2008, before the global economic collapse.
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