How to call the cops when you're old and don't move fast anymore. Walter was going up to bed one night when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed. He opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed. Walter phoned the police who asked "Is someone in your house?" He said, "No but thieves are breaking into my garden shed stealing things"! Then the police 911 dispatcher said, "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available." Walter 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 thieves stealing things from my shed.
Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both and the dogs are dragging their bodies away" he hung up. Within five minutes a Police Helicopter, six Police Cars, two Fire Trucks, a Local News Truck, an Ambulance and two lawyers from the ACLU showed up at Walter's residence and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to Walter, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" Walter said, "I thought you said there was nobody available"! My neighbor said she's going to use Walter's trick the next time she needs the police to respond quickly. Last Friday night a drunk driver narrowly missed running over some kids and hit two parked cars right on our nice street.
It took the police well over 20 minutes to show up and some of our neighbors were complaining about the slow response time. I'm not sure if 20 minutes response time is slow or not? I guess because it was Friday night the police were busy with higher priority 911 calls... who knows? Have you ever had to call your local police for help? How was their response time? I have the highest respect for law enforcement officers and think that most of them do a fantastic job serving and protecting our citizens. I'm not sure why but "the media" doesn't see it the way I do. They seem to be on the side of the crook more often than the cop? Don't mess with old people is reported to be a true story? Even if it isn't I still like it!