Monday, 21 January 2008

He might have been successful....

2008-Jan-21 - He might have been successful...
A couple of years ago the always so peaceful and quiet village, where I live, was startled by the news that a real crime had occurred here. Everybody talked about it. It was in all the local newspapers, even on TV.
Before I begin telling you the story, I first have to explain how the situation is in our small shopping centre. In one of the shops we have a small sub post office in one of the corners. There is always a lady helping at the desk. She knows everybody in our village, but on the afternoon of a certain day in summer a man, whom she didn't know, stood waiting in the queue. She didn't pay too much attention to him, because she was rather busy, but the shopkeeper noticed that the newcomer was a bit nervous and had shifty eyes. He also held his right hand in the pocket of his jacket. The man waited until the last customer had left, then he went to the desk and asked in a rough voice :"Money...money ... quick..."He took his hand out of his pocket and waved with something which looked like a gun." Money... money... come on... hurry up..." The lady behind the desk responded coolly:"Sorry sir, I am afraid we haven't got any money ". Now the man got really nervous and desperately he cried : "Money in safe!" She answered:"No, I haven't got the key!" At this point John, the shopkeeper jumped over the counter and tried to catch the man by his coat. The so-called bankrobber startled and escaped through the backdoor, leaving his gun, which proved to be a toy gun. The shopkeeper of the shop opposite the post office heard the noise and ran out of his shop. John signalled to him that he had to ring the police, that's one-one-two for emergencies, while he continued pursuing the culprit. The police were very soon at the crime scene and were looking everywhere, there was even a helicopter trying to find him, but all in vain. They never found him! And since that time there haven't been any other "armed" robberies. The silly-billy had probably learnt his lesson. He might have been successful with a real gun!!

4 comments:

Patty said...

Hello Wil, I left a comment at efx2. Hope you're having a great start to a new week.

reader Wil said...

Thank you Patty for both comments. I wish you also a great week . I got an e-mail from Denmark in which Solveig the cousin of my Danish friend writes about the funeral of my friend. It's a very nice and warm family.

oldmanlincoln said...

Thanks for stopping and commenting about the sketch I made. I appreciate your visits and comments.

I also enjoyed reading your story about the robber with the toy gun. I don't know how I would react under those or similar circumstances. One never does.

reader Wil said...

Thanks Abe! I usually get angry when someone tries to attack me. But if there were more of them I wouldn't know what to do, but certainly not scream or show them that I was afraid.