Hi all. I need to vent, and this is the only place that I am apt to find a little sympathy. Forgive me in advance if this post is a little lengthy. After more than a decade of longing, I finally picked up my first pair of Juliets (Ducati) last weekend. I overpaid for them, but it wasn't until after I purchased them and was searching for replacement lenses that I found this forum and got a better idea of the market. Live and learn. But at least I finally HAD my X-Metals (do you sense the foreshadowing here???)... Anyway, it was a rainy weekend and then start to the week, so I was jonesin' for some sunshine to show off my new Oakleys. Finally, we had some beautiful weather here in GA. I am a single dad, and my daughter had a birthday party to attend at a local bowling alley yesterday. So I took her, rockin' my new Juliets of course. During said party, I stepped out of the side door of the bowling alley to have a smoke (bad habit, I know...). While I was smoking, a couple of guys went in the bowling alley through the side door and sort of did a double-take looking back at me. I didn't think much of it at the time. Within a couple of minutes, though, the guys came back out with a few more of their buddies. As they approached me, I noticed that 2 of the 5 guys had X-Metals on too. The apparent leader of the bunch walked up to me, smiled, and said "Nice shades. I think I want 'em." I just kind of laughed and played along. Then he said "I'm serious. I'll take the shades and the wallet. Don't make us take them." At this, the others laughed and I realized they were serious. I handed over the sunglasses and my wallet. The ring leader removed his current pair of sunglasses, placed them into his breast pocket, put my Juliets on, and pocketed my wallet. Then he said "Nice doin' business with you. Now go back inside." At this, the group laughed some more and walked off. I went back inside and walked to the front door of the bowling alley in time to see them all pile into a souped up Acura Integra (one of the ones that sounds more like a motorcycle than a car) and left. Unfortunately, I couldn't make out the plates on the car from my vantage point. I am 42 years old. If this had happened a few years ago, I probably would have done something stupid and suffered whatever consequences came with it. I have a Carry Permit for my handgun, too, but considering that I was at a kid's birthday party and at a public bowling alley where alcohol was being sold (thus making the alley illegal for carrying), I left my gun in the car. What is this world coming to? I guess, all in all, that it wasn't a total loss. I left pissed off but intact - broke and squinting, but intact. Also, I ordered a custom set of + Red Polar lenses and new earsocks from InfiniteHero last week. Since I haven't received those yet, then at least they weren't jacked with the glasses. Whenever I am able to replace the frames, I will already have my sweet new lenses. At least there is that... So has anyone else ever experienced anything like this or encountered the 'Oakley Gang' before? Anyway, thanks for listening. Like I said, I just needed to vent. Take it easy, everyone. And be careful out there... Oh Juliet, Juliet. Wherefore art thou... Juliet???