Oftentimes, as we get older, we are ignored because people think that we are not as important as some of the other items on their list. This can be inconvenient, but it can also be dangerous.
However, it’s not just inconvenient and dangerous; it can also be the basis of a very funny joke. You’ll see what I mean when you read the following story.
It seems as if an old man had a very serious situation at home. The police ignored him when he called.
The thing is, old people have a lot of wisdom and they can use it to their advantage. Even though the police should have known this, they ultimately learned a lesson they will not soon forget.
Phillip, 83, was just about to go to sleep when his 81-year-old wife told him that he had left the garage light on, which she could see from the window in his bedroom.
The moment he opened his back door to turn off the light, he saw three men breaking into his garage.
“Get over here fast, three burglars are breaking into my garage on Maple Drive!” he called to the police.
“I see, sir,” replied the dispatcher. Is your garage separate from your home?”””
“Yes, but don’t worry, these men are breaking into my house and stealing from me!””
The police dispatcher said, “All patrols are busy. Lock your doors and stay indoors. An officer will be along when one is available.”
Phillip said, “Okay.”
After hanging up the phone, he counted to 30.
He then called the police again. “Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because people were stealing items from my garage. “Well, you don’t have to worry about them anymore, because I just s.h.o.t them,” he said, and hung up.
The old man’s residence was surrounded within five minutes by six police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, a paramedic, and an ambulance. The burglars were caught red-handed.
Phillip was told by one of the police officers, “I thought you s.h.o.t them!”.”
Phillip replied, “I thought you said nobody was available!””