Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Yeah..the old girl still has it..uh huh..

So the other day a great looking guy, salt & pepper hair..great dresser in a cool car..all macho and strong..

..asked me for my name and phone number.

Oh yeah..that's right.

Oh - and he drove to the house on my request..oh yes he did..


..and I do pay him...

And in uniform..yeah baby...


OK, OK it was a police officer.  And he needed my name & number because I was reporting something..



but hey, at my age... attention from a great looking guy {even while Mr. B was in the garage working} is just what a Saturday morning needed.

Oh, the something I was reporting..while walking the pups I found a used syringe..YUCK..with something in the barrel..can you imagine if a child found that?

We live in an older neighborhood and I try to keep an open mind when I see unsavory characters in the 'hood..but this was waaaay too
much.



I picked it up gingerly with my hand wrapped inside a plastic bag and carefully carried it home and called the police.

The officer came to the house, had some sort of bio-hazard thingy in his car and took it away.  Creepy..disgusting and so very scary.

If you walk your neighborhoods, keep a good eye out for the beauty, the leaves and the rocks shaped like hearts.  The bird egg shells and the lovely homes.



 BUT ..also keep an eye out for the unexpected..the dangerous and the  deadly.  it might just be a case of life and death...

Have a good tomorrow and don't go speeding or running any red lights to meet a great hunky-police officer..you might just get one old-poop-crabby guy..


-me

10 comments:

Vee said...

Oh ugh. You did a good thing. You're just the kind of gal I want living in my neighborhood. Wonder if you'll ever know what the substance in the syringe was...

Laurie said...

Ewww! I'm glad you found it Colleen!

Ann Nichols said...

What a lovely post! so glad the policeman was handsome! But you are right...we must keep a look out for syringes and such. Poor children today...they just have so much more to deal with than when we did as kids. Thankfully there are a lot of us baby bloomers (or nearly so!) to keep a look out for them!
Ann
And you're right...the beautiful is out there too! Don't even have to look too hard to find it.

Life is good! said...

you deserve the sandy city citizen of the year award! there is not much that beats a great neighbor!!!

Lola Skw said...

ROFLOL! you just cracked me up, Colleen! Of course this must have been scary, but how you made it into a so sweet little essay about the cuteness of police officers - that's pure genius. Hugs,Lola

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

So glad you reported that, how disgusting for someone to just toss it on the street like that. I can pretty much guarantee there wasn't anything nice or Dr. prescribed in that syringe! ICK!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh yeah, I hear ya'. When we become "Women Of A Certain Age," male attention rocks! Even more than it used to! -giggles-

Ugh to what you found though! -le sigh-

susan said...

I have some female friends who get mad when men whistle at them. I always remind them that one (very gloomy) day all of that will change and they'll be sorry they threw those moments away :) Great job on the syringe. I found six spent cartridges from a 9mm pistol once while I was out walking Stella around the block. The policeman acted like I was wasting his time.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was not a good thing to find but I am glad you picked it up and reported it to the handsome policeman. Love all the pictures you posted!

Ming said...

Hey Coleen, Someone I know read this post and said it reminded them of me!!!! Just drop everything and start running now!!! Not sure which part though...man asking for number or the walks looking at all the stuff. Love the former!
btw, I remained the same...gotta get serious with walking.