HOW TO CALL THE POLICE WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND DON'T MOVE FAST ANYMORE. George Phillips , an elderly man, from Meridian, Mississippi, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" He said"No, but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me." Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available." George said, "Okay". He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot them." and he hung up. Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!" I LOVE IT! Don't mess with us old people! :) Remember laughter is GREAT medicine!
We with a few miles on us are prone to overstatement. Our kids and others make allowances. This is yelling fire in a theater. I smile but I wonder if that poor man won't get a bill in this day and age. In Oregon they send a bill to those they find carelessly lost on the mountaintop. milt
I have heard that the same basic action is the only way to get a response here! I haven't tried it but...it would be interesting to test the technique out!
I have a dream..well may be its more of an amibitionI want to be walking along the street and see a policemen giving chase to a suspect and I..with great presence of mind..will turn my walking stick up the other way, trip up the suspect, and then I will sit on him until the policeman arrives to arrest him. Cool, huh?
Meanwhile..I'll keep up with the exercise just so I am fit enough..:coffee:
Thanks for the giggle.
I l-o-v-e your blog 2G... keep it up... life is more than being serious.. and you make the difference!
I did that once in Duluth, Minnesota... a spring break... all the college kids that live in our neighborhood had to have their kegger party...
Call the police... and they scattered... Call the police and they scattered... Call the police... and the police did not come...
So found the landlord who happened to live in three states away... ..
Called the landlord at 3 Am... . He was upset... I told him that if I could not sleep... neither could he. he said.. Call the police,,, i said.. I did.. but the kids scatter when the police came... he hung up on me... I called him again about an hour later... told him that his building was on fire... and hung up..
Police and fire trucks were there in seconds... no more kids... . no more parties... kids got kicked out...
I would not do that today... ..