Happy Hump Day
Okay, you all know I'm a grandmother...well, actually I go by Nana...and like all good Nanas, I'm faintly obsessive about my four incredibly bright, beautiful, talented (okay, I'll stop) grandkids. Most of the time I keep this blog "obsession free" but my eldest went to his first prom last weekend and I just gotta share some pictures. Humor me, okay?
I got to help him get ready, which I loved. He needed some assistance with those cufflinks.
They were a little stiff at the beginning of the photo session...
But when they forgot about us and focused on each other, it was lovely.
And, of course, I have to include one close up.
See, that wasn't too bad. Only four shots out of a hundred and...um, never mind.
Now on to your hump day funnies.
Do you enjoy stories about dumb would-be criminals? Let's see if these give you a laugh.
A man walked into a Louisiana convenience store, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and demanded all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15.
(If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the man. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."
(I almost feel sorry for him.)
The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan at 5 AM, flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.
(Is this like the bank robbery that was thwarted by the clerk who told the robber he'd written his "this is a hold up" note on the back of another bank's withdrawal slip so she couldn't accept it?)
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
(I'm torn between laughing and saying "ewwwww".)
Maybe these crooks need a hobby.
I'm running long so let's cut straight to your weekly "aw".
This one could have been a funny but it made me say "aw".
How about you?
And we're done!
Thanks for putting up with the Nana brag. I'll try to keep them under control.
I hope you're over the mid week hump and sailing toward the weekend.
Make it a great one.
Question for Today:
How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
(Oops, I slipped back into Nana mode. Sorry.)