I was listening to a local radio station on my drive into work this morning. When the local news came on I listened as I usually do, not paying too much attention but hearing it anyway. All of a sudden the news hit home for me. There has been an inmate at the local county jail that escaped early this morning! As if that wasn't bad enough he was last spotted not far at ALL from where I work.
Now, I come to work early in the morning. Well early for me anyway. I generally get here about 6:30am or so, open up the warehouse, turn on all of the lights and get things going for the other emps (employees) when they get here. I pulled into the fenced parking lot this morning with a feeling of dread. I saw a vehicle sitting next to the warehouse that I did not recognize. Immediately my wild imagination went just that, wild. I just knew it was the get-a-way car for said escaped inmate. I just knew that I was walking, er, well driving, into a trap. What to do? I quickly thought of all of the possible scenarios and decided on one. I waited for another emp to get there so I wouldn't be alone walking from my car to the warehouse door in the dark.
Come to find out the mysterious vehicle was an emp whose new girlfriend was dropping him off. He was waiting for me or someone to come and open up the building.
Whew! Wipe my brow and slap my pansies! What a relief. The guy is still on the lam and we have several police cars around looking and watching for the little turd. He was in jail for burglary and drugs and it initially took them several weeks to find and arrest him the first time. I can only hope this time is different.
I called Joe to see if he had heard the news and to assure him that I was fine. Well, naturally he had not even heard a word. I proceeded to tell him in great detail and you know what his remark was? "Well, as long as he doesn't get near Kansas......I'd hate for him to mess with my dogs." Huh?? What?? Helloooooo. Did you not hear me? The guy is possibly right behind my place of employment and you are worried about 2 boxers that would scare the life out of anyone that tried to come in and bother them.
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