Monday, 27 June 2011

you didn't have to be there

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, June 27, 2011 with 2 comments
Coming Events, week 26 of year 2011:

Mon 27 Jun4:30pmParliament House 8k jog
5:30pmParliament House speedygeese training
Tue 28 Jun12:15pmGinninderra 7k handicap
Wed 29 Jun12:15pmBBQ Stakes 6k handicap
Thu 30 Jun4:00pmDickson Oval long run
5:30pmDickson Oval speedygeese training
Fri 1 July 12:15pmCustoms Joggers 5k handicap
Sat 2 July 8:00amMetro Runners Acton Ferry Terminal
1:00pmYCRC, Symonston
Sun 3 July 9:00amYCRC Women’s 6k Jogalong Weston Park

This is supposedly a true account recorded in the police log in Sarasota FL.
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 realised why. It 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, 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.


  1. Anonymous27 June, 2011

    Sounds like it probably was my mother. She fits the dicription exactly and owns a handgun. At 92 yrs old!

  2. And has moved South to warmer FL I suppose.