This recent article [link since removed] mentions how a woman had her $1000 necklace swiped while she was out enjoying a spot of gardening.

As I clicked on the article headline, I anticipated writing a post on the virtues of locking your house while outdoors – even when your only just outdoors – and it seemed too enticing to pass up. However, as I read the article it became overtly clear that this woman didn’t lose her necklace while her back was turned.

In fact, it was physically ripped from around her neck by a drive-by heist…

Which begs the question, “Why is a woman gardening while wearing a $1,000 necklace?” Is this part of the new summer gardening range?

While I feel sorry for this woman, firstly for the trauma of dealing with a theft like this and secondly for losing her prized necklace, I struggle to feel any empathy. Who gardens while wearing expensive jewellry? Certainly no one in my neighbourhood…

Could this happen to you? Do you wear expensive clothes or jewellry pieces while working in the garden?