Have you ever had your laptop stolen? There is more a sense of violation, of personal intrusion, than when someone breaks into your home or lifts your wallet. I have been robbed several times over the years, but losing the laptop hurt the most.
It happened about seven years ago, I was on a business trip to Seattle and had some time to kill after an appointment, so I went to the mall and bought my wife some presents. I didn’t want to cart them around so I dropped them off in my rental car and then headed back to one of the mall’s restaurants for dinner. When I got back to the car, I just had this feeling, and sure enough when I checked the trunk it was cleaned out. My wife still jokingly insists that I made up this story but it is sadly true.