Monday, February 15, 2010

Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball: Lost and Found

The following has been posted by Heather Dunn on Facebook and Craigslist and elsewhere:

“Did anyone go to the Mayor's Ball or know anyone who did???

“I was as the Mayor's Ball and someone picked up my digital camera (hopefully by accident). I just got back from vacation at the beginning of the week and all of my vacation pic's are still on there: my first trip to the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, China Town, Haight & Ashbury, etc. These pictures are SOO important to me, and all I want are the pictures back. I will offer a $200 reward for the return of the memory card alone, with no questions asked. I would even be extremely happy if someone uploaded the pictures to Face Book or sent them to me in any way! If anyone has heard of a camera being found, or could re-post this message, your help would be greatly appreciated!

“I'm truly desperate and I'm hoping someone will return the pictures.”

Well, Madame Chouteau certainly hopes Heather gets her pictures (and camera) back. Interestingly enough, there is an archaic French phrase that applies to this situation. It goes: “Lazy les beantowns rolaids?” Translated, it means: “You got robbed at the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball and you’re surprised?” At least, I think that is the translation. Maybe some cultured person has another translation. We solicit your ideas.


Anonymous said...

oh I would also be upset. Hopefully it was just a mistake and she gets her camera back.

Anonymous said...

It would be shocking if those people who could afford the admission price for the ball did the taking of this camera. Unless there were politicians in attendence.

My guess would be that it was taken by one of the support staff who worked for the caterer at near minimum wage.

Anonymous said...

I could see a waitstaff/worker taking it before a guest of the event.

Anonymous said...

You got past those damn metal and bomb detectors with a camera? Seems like St. Louis CITIZENS aren't trusted not to smuugle things into our own City (silly) Hall, but they have parties in there - with cameras??

I'm so insulted!!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the comment about the waitstaff/workers being guilty. After all, the guests attending the event are the creme de la creme of St. Louis society, aristocrats every one. People like the Duke of Earl Brian Wahby, the most honest politician in St. Louis, and all the other wonderful people who bring us the Soulard Mardi Gras, not to mention McKee, Ballpark Village, reduced trash collection, St. Louis Centre, Manchester Shopping Mall, our City of St. Louis budget crunch, etc., etc. Honest to a fault.

While the waitstaff/workers are nothing but rabble, scum each and every one. You know your history. You remember what Marie Antoinette said: "Let them eat cameras."

Brenda Starr said...

"Hopefully by accident" is a bit of a naive statement considering the kind of event the mayor's ball is. A place full of St. Louis politicians? Not the most honest bunch in town.