Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Two jokes

This is the "joke of the day" from the Adam Smith blog:
A man awoke one evening to discover prowlers in his storage shed. He immediately called the police, giving his address, to report a possible burglary. The operator at the other end asked "Are they in your house?" He replied they were not, only in his storage shed in back of the house. The operator said there were no cars available at that time. The man thanked the operator, rang off and waited 30 seconds before calling again.
"I just called you about prowlers in my storage shed. Well, you don't have to worry, as I just shot them all dead!" Within seconds there were 3 police cars, an ambulance and fire engine at the scene. After capturing the prowlers red-handed, the policeman asked the caller, "I thought you said you had shot them all?" The man answered, "And I thought you said there were no police available."

And is the "joke of the day" from the DomPost:Man hunts down car thief while police busy. John Creser is not surprised crime has risen in New Zealand – when his car was stolen, the Titahi Bay man had to investigate the theft himself.

1 comment:

Brian Smaller said...

That was no joke but exactly the experience I had two years ago in Lower Hutt. Theer was a party down the road - loads of young people having a good time and not bothering me. Until they started doing burnouts and one wise-swiped my car when he lost control. Naturally enough he took off. I went across the road, pretty angry and demanded to know who he was. THings got a littel tetchy and two of the party goers started getting threatening. One of the neighbours called the police who said that they would send someone in about an hour. I rang 111 on the cellphone and said that I had a spade and was about to start smashing the two guys who were almost on my property so they had better get here with an ambulance. Three minutes later there were three I-Cars, a dog handler and a plain clothes car. A few minutes later a paddy wagon also showed up. An hour indeed.
Never did find who hit my car.