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One Night in Joplin (standard:other, 586 words)
Author: EveretAdded: Jun 12 2010Views/Reads: 1197/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
A caller at n ight at my front door
 



ONE NIGHT IN JOPLIN 

SLAMBANG 

MAY 20,2010 

A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO, THE DOG, (PUPPY ), AND I WERE IN THE DEN,
WATCHING  TELEVISION.  IT WAS LATER IN THE EVENING WHEN THE PRIME TIME 
PROGRAMS ARE BEING SHOWN. WE WERE WATCHING “THE MENTALIST, ONE OF OUR 
FAVORITE PROGRAMS. 

( I DON'T THINK DOG CARES WHAT WE WATCH) AS HE SLEEPS THROUGH MOST OF
THEM UNLESS THERE IS A DOG IN THE PROGRAM, THEN HE TRIES TO ANTAGONIZE  
IT IF HE CAN.  IT DOES NOT STAY ON THE SCREEN VERY LONG OR I THINK HE 
WOULD ATTACK THE TV. 

MY WIFE HAD PASSED AWAY ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE AND THAT IS WHY I WENT TO
THE HUMANE SOCIETY AND ADOPTED A DOG. AT THAT TIME I BELIEVED HIM TO BE 
ABOUT NINE WEEKS OLD AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GIVE HIM A GOOD 
HOME AS WELL AS PROVIDE COMPANY FOR ME, AS I WAS GOING THROUGH ONE OF 
THE  SADDEST TIME IN MY LIFE THAT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. 

AT ANY RATE WE HAD BECOME SET IN OUR WAYS. WE HAD DINNER AND THE CLEARED
AWAY THE DISHES AND SAT DOWN TO WATCH WHATEVER OUR DESIRES WERE. ( I 
DON'T MEAN THE PUPPIES DESIRES), I GUESS I WAS  A MEAN PERSON BECAUSE I 
DID NOT CONSIDER HIS DESIRES AT ALL. 

WE HAD JUST STARTED WATCHING WHEN MY DOORBELL RANG. I TURNED ON THE
MONITOR TO SEE WHO WAS AT THE DOOR AND SAW A YOUNG LADY AND AT THE EDGE 
OF THE MONITOR WERE TWO MEN,WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF MY VIEW IF I HAD 
NOT THBOUGHT TO INSTALL THE CAMERA AT MY FRONT DOOR. I WENT TO THE DOOR 
AND ASKED THROUGH THE SPEAKER WHILE WATCHING THE MONITOR) “WHO IS IT? 
THE REPLY CAME BACK AND THE YOUNG LADY SAID “ I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH 
MY CAR AND I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD USE YOUR PHONE TO CALL SOMEONE TO 
HELP ME. I REPLIED” if YOU WILL GIVE ME THE NUMBER, I WILL MAKE THE 
CALL FOR YOU” SHE REPLIED, “ I DON'T KNOW HE NUMBER, I WILL HAVE TO GO 
TO INFORMATION FIRST” DURING THIS CONVERSATION, I NOTICED SOME FRANTIC 
SIGNALING BETWEEN THE TWO MEN AND THE YOUNG LADY. 

WELL I SAID,” I KNOW A WAY TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM. I WILL CALL THE
SHERIFF WHO IS LOCATED  A FEW BLOCKS AWAY AND HE CAN MAKE THE CALL FOR 
YOU“ OR MAYBE GET YOU SOME HELP ON HIS RADIO.”. I WANT TO TELL YOU NOW 
THAT I WAS BECOMING QUITE SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THIS WHOLE THING AND WAS 
READY TO CALL THE SHERIFF TO COME TO MY HOME AND INVESTIGATE, 

AT THIS TIME THEN YOUNG LADY SAID “ OH I AM SO SORRY TO HAVE DISTURBED
YOU, BUT MY BOYFRIEND HAS ARRIVED AND TOLD ME HE HAS THE CAR RUNNING 
,SO I WON'T NEED TO BOTHER YOU ANY FURTHER. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO 
CONSIDERATE.AND AT THIS POINT ,SHE LEFT AND OF COURSE THE TWO MEN ALSO 
LEFT. AND I WENT BACK TO WATCHING “THE  MENTALIST”, WHICH WAS ALMOST 
OVER. 

THE NEXT NIGHT, ON THE LOCAL NEWS, I SAW WHERE A WOMAN AND TWO MEN HAD
GAINED ENTRANCE TO A RESIDENCE AND TIED UP THE OCCUPANTS AND STOLEN 
SOME THINGS FROM THEIR  HOUSE. I WONDERED IF IT WAS THE SAME ONES THAT 
HAD TRIED TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO MY HOME AND WHEN THEY WERE APPREHENDED BY 
THE POLICE AND THER PICTURES WERE SHOWN ON TELEVISION, I KNEW I HAD 
ALMOST BEEN IN BIG TROUBLE.


   


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