Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Fried Fridays: Like Captial One ads say..."

"What's in YOUR wallet?..."

Hold that thought...almost switched horses this morning to change my Fried Friday's winning story...just read where a justice of the peace in Louisiana refused to marry an interracial couple on the grounds of the children-to-be's best interest by saving them from ridicule of not being accepted by any ethnic group. I think that story speaks for itself, so i'll return to the Atilla the Hun type ad from Capital One...both stories are barbaric, but one is actually humorous...

We carry much of our lives in our wallets...from the ever so important driver's license, to credit and debit cards, to cash (well, I hear SOME people carry cash these days!), photos, and much more. To lose said wallet is like losing a part of yourself, and it's highly unsettling in any situation.


An unidentified 23 year-old man had his wallet one minute, and in the blink of a robbery at gunpoint at someone's house, didn't have it. I have no doubt all kinds of things flash through your mind at that point, and I don't want to find out what all it is.

Oh, I should tell you this young man was committing the robbery. Seems he dropped his wallet accidentally when he fled the scene of the crime.

I've got to assume that he somehow knew the victim because he had their phone number.

(crickets getting ready to chirp with glee...)

Yep, the robber had the foresight (or total lack thereof) to call the victim and....

(Crickets...on your mark, get set.....GO!)

...ask for his wallet back.

("and the crickets have gone berserk!...")

Trust me, it gets better. So the robber told the victim to meet him at a service station in North Little Rock...only that phone call came while the police were actually interviewing the victim. The police promptly went to the gas mart and, after short hoof race, caught the wallet-less young man who now does runway modeling of orange jumpsuits.


Got a weekend art show in Tryon, NC...glad to see the rain out of the forecast! Enjoy the fall like chill, unless you're in parts of Pennsylvania where you can enjoy the snowy blanket of winter!

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