Saturday, June 09, 2007

Strange Saturday

Saying for the Day: Things are not always the way they seem.

This is a true account recorded in the Police Log of
Sarasota, Florida.

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon
returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her
vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of
her lungs,
“I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get
out of the car!"

The four men didn't wait for a second threat. They
got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver's seat.

She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition.
She tried and tried, and then she realized why, was
for the same reason she had wondered why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12 packs of beer in the front seat.
A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down.

She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn't stop laughing.

He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun.

No charges were filed.

Moral of the story? If you're going to have a Senior Moment, make it memorable.

@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and this could be the end– At 2:00 Saturday morning the sleeping people of Pigeon Falls entered into The Dream. The Blue Plague has come to Oiseaux Morts . All over town people are turning blue. Some have already begun to expand. The weakest ones have been brought to the Cathedral , there being no hospital. At the Cathedral the Bishop is already near death as is the healing Monk. Father Moe, though sick is going from. person to person and praying for them. Soon the first person will explode. In the meantime they keep bringing in more and more victims. Women, children, old people nobody escapes the Blue Plague. Then the exploding begins. People swell until they burst. It’s like something out of a horror movie. But this is no movie. As people die they are dragged outside and dumped in a pile nobody is left with enough strength to take them any further. The town name can change from Oiseaux Morts to Personnes Mortes not that any of the residents will care. Soon only a few people are left alive and they don’t have enough strength to take people to or out of the Cathedral.
Then suddenly The Dream ends.
Will all those who died now end up with Alex and Fred? Will those left awake go insane? Will Pigeon Falls become the town that sleeps? What happened to Tommy UK. Where was that which is not and can not be when you need it? Is this the end of Pigeon Falls? Will there be no more fishing contests and Liar’s club contests? Will we ever know if Tommy UK is really the undertaker’s son? Is it possible that Tommy TW is also the undertaker’s son? Will poor Nancy never get married? Where was her poltergeist when she needed it? Where was that stupid dragon? All, none , or some of these questions will be answered tomorrow or the day after in News from Pigeon Falls( Or should it now be: News from The Sleepy Little Town of Pigeon Falls?)

Today's Link-Pale is the New Tan- What its like to not be rich. Leave a rich Dr. John in the comment for an extra chance at next weeks drawing or be like Margaret and leave something weird.
It was one of those days. I started the morning by putting the newly charged battery on my scooter. It works well. Then while Betty and Pennie took the boys to the museum I worked in the basement. When they came back we went out and ate at the Golden Coral. Then the boys came down and helped me put up a shelf for books and begin unloading the book boxes. Pat and Pennie went and got some plywood for the other project. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger goldennib said...

Oops. My bad.

4:52 AM  
Blogger LadyK said...

Ahahahahaha! I loved reading about the little old lady with the handgun. Thanks for making me laugh out loud this morning. :)

7:35 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I remember reading the story about the old lady in the newspaper about a year ago. It was a true story and so funny. Thanks for sharing it.

I'm not being too weird am I? If so, I'll behave.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

So, is the story of Pidgeon Falls actually the tale of where Smurfs came from?

8:05 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Remember Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when the little spoiled girl turned into a blueberry and kept swelling and swelling until they rushed her out of there before she popped?

9:28 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

What a funny story Dr John, I have a video saved somewhere with this exact scene except for the Police Station.

The Ad was a British Ad but I for the moment I cannot remember what it was in aid of. I think it had something to do with helping the Elderly.

A Blessed Weekend is wished for you and Betty.

9:28 AM  
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10:13 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Dr. John- first Rauf cracked me up with his post about "humoungus" and now you with this story. I needed a good laugh and I got two.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Wait a second. How do we know the Dream ended if everyone in Pigeon Falls is sleeping?

6:09 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Too funny! About five years ago a film called "shared lunch" or something like that won the "short" division at the Cannes Film Festival. It was about a lady who leaves her meal to go to the bathroom and returns to see an African-American man eating her lunch. She yanks the plate from him and starts eating it while glairing at him. He slides the drink her way as well, stays a while, leaves a tip and kindly excuses himself. The lady gets up to leave AND THEN sees her meal still waiting for her two tables over--right where she had left it. It's a great film, but lacks the "action" of this news story, but tells quite a story of patience and compassion.

3:50 AM  

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