Thursday, April 24, 2003

OK - Fun time - "12. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it." This came as part of one of those HO-HO e-mails about old people. Well, the following really happened to us a couple years ago. Keep in mind that we live kind of out in the country. Our son had come for dinner and later we were out on the deck. It was spring - near graduation - and we could hear sounds of a party drifting toward us - not close but obviously a big party. Shortly afterward our son left, I was at the computer and husband went in to get ready for bed. I saw headlights coming down the driveway & thought it was our son returning. The car stopped, there was a pause - then two people got out. I was peering worriedly out the window when one of them passed by a light by the steps and I saw a police uniform. I yelled to my husband - "There are 2 policemen coming to our door." He came shambling down the hall in his shortie pjs - picture that - and answered the door while I stood at the top of the stairs gawking. Two cops. They looked at him. They looked up at me. They looked at each other and started grinning, then turned to us and said "You aren't by any chance having a wild party here tonight are you - we got a complaint about one at this address." We didn't say a word - just cracked up. At that point a second police car rolled down the drive and two more police appeared (must have been a slow crime night in Manlius NY). They looked at the four of us - all of whom were laughing like fools at that point, looked a little disgusted and left. Y'know.... on reflection - I don't think it was necessary for them to laugh quite so hard....


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