Good for you LateNightSkies, good for you! Go girl, go!
Sorry TRD, I stepped on your toes. At least you make someone laugh with your 'show'.
Hey LateNightSkies, old girl, what about this one, my own contribution, be honest.
I saw a dead elephant in our road once.
Just lay there dead, as traffic & people went by.
I phoned the police, 'I want to report a dead elephant.'
The desk sergeant said, 'What!?? A dead elephant!?? Are you trying to be funny, sonny??'
I replied, 'No, I'm not trying to be a funny sonny. If I were a funny sonny the Sarg could put me on a charge! Would I report a dead elephant if I wanted to be funny, or anything dead come to that??'
There was a pause over the phone. He muttered, 'Where is it exactly.'
I told him, 'It's in the road.'
'What's it doing in the road?'
'I know it's dead, you have told me it's dead, but what's it doing DEAD in the ROAD??'
'Would it make you feel better officer if I told you it was jumping up & down dead?? It's dead!! Dead, as in DEADED DEAD! It's not doing anything DEAD because nothing does anything when it's DEAD DEAD! It's DEAD, I almost shrieked!'
He shouted back, 'Now, don't you start getting shirty with me my boy, I'm only doing my job, asking the relevant questions in an attempt to ascertain the situation as accurately as I can, so an appraisal can be made & neccessary action taken to alleviate the dilema as described, you follow? Now, would you please give me your name & address.'
I told him, 'Bulawayo Drive...'.
He interrupted to say, 'Whoa, whoa, slow down, where the heck is Bulawayo Drive???'
I replied, 'In a village 50 miles north of Jo'burg, why??'
Lots of spluttering & shouting back down the phone as he told me I was through to a police station in Kent....so much spluttering & shouting it woke me up & I almost fell out of bed!