Saturday 1 September 2007


Talking of senior moments (which I wasn’t) I like this true story......... It's an incident 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 stealing her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her voice, "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 invitation. 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 it dawned on her why. For the same reason she did not understand why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12 packs in the front seat. A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces further down the parking lot. 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

And what Senior Citizens do when they aren't armed and dangerous? If you are anything like my equally crazy friend, you do word puzzles!. No prizes for guessing the right answer to this conundrum she recently sent to me:-

"Make a well known word, phrase or saying from these letters please - RUTHSUE - definition: personality to a minus degree. Best one so far was TRUE SHT and the comment was "missing the i " Anything better than that????? A little silly that has been going round here with your not so well travelled friends - best we could do to pass the time!!!!!"

1 comment:

DogLover said...

Hues Rut
Hue Rust
Hue Ruts
Trues Uh
Ruse Hut
User Hut
Rues Hut
Sure Hut
Rue Thus
Rue Shut
Rue Huts
Rue Tush
Use Hurt
Use Thru
Sue Hurt
Sue Thru
Eh Rut Us
He Rut Us
Re Hut Us

Cheers. Happy September. Why aren't you in Scotland?