Monday, May 4, 2009

I absolutely HAVE to share this e-mail ...

... from Jennie, my friend in Michigan. Am pretty sure I've heard or read about this event before, but it's simply too delicious not to immediately share it with all of you.

Supposedly, this actually happened in or around Sarasota, Florida. The moral of this story is, "If you're going to have a senior moment, make sure it's memorable!"

OK. Ready? Here it is. It's called "Get out of the Car!"

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, loaded her shopping bags into the back of the now-vacated 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 again, but eventually the realization hit her. The reason she couldn't fit her key into the ignition was the same reason she had initially wondered why a football, a frisbee and two 12-packs of beer were in the front seat. It wasn't her car!

A few minutes later, she found her car parked 4-5 spaces further down. She loaded the bags into her own car and drove to the police station to report her mistake.

The sergeant to whom she told her story couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter where four pale men were reporting a carjacking 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.

Rrvit! You know what this story reminds me of? It reminds me of my own post, "Little old ladies and my family", which I published a touch over six months ago now. Heavens to Betsy! Sometimes it seems like it was only yesterday, and other times I think it must have been eons ago.

Do you have any good "moments/stories" that you'd like to share with all of us?


Anonymous said...

This may be an urban legend, if not it soon will be. Love it though whether true or not. Thanks for sharing.


Tammy said...

Great one, Goldenrod!

Craig Peihopa said...

scary stuff.