Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I can imagine...

This scenario:

Officer: We have a report of a missing person?

17-year-old son: Yeah. Our mom. Have you seen my keys? And when you find her, tell her we have like nothing to eat in this house.

Officer: Son, I have no idea where your keys are. Have you checked your jeans pocket?

14-year-old son: Hey, I need a ride to soccer practice.

Officer: Maybe if you help me locate your mom, she can take you?

14-year-old: Maybe, or I could just ride with you.

Officer (taking out a pad of paper): How about you tell me where you last saw her.

14-year-old: I dunno. Probably when she dropped me off at school.

Officer: Isn't it close enough for you to walk?

14-year-old: I guess. She doesn't mind driving me though.

Officer (noticing young girl tugging on his gun holster): Hey, don't touch that.

5-year-old daughter: Is that real? Can you shoot people like they do on Bones?

Officer: Yes, it's real and I only shoot people when I have to. Can you help me find your mom?

5-year-old: Sure.

Officer (with pen poised above his tablet): What does she look like?

5-year-old: She's 66 inches tall and weighs 118 pounds. She has hazel eyes and brown hair.

Officer: Her eyes are hazel?

5-year-old: Yes, I look in them every day. I know what color they are.

Officer: Any idea where she might be?

5-year-old: She's always home, but you might find her eating lasagna and wearing purple. Please find her. She's very lovable.

Officer: I'll do my best.


Marianne said...

Yes, you are very lovable and obviously very much "needed". I can't see you wearing purple, though. Now I can go to bed with a smile on my face. Thanks. Love you, Mother

PT Hammonds said...

I asked her this morning why she thought my favorite color was purple, and she said it was because she gave me a purple top for Christmas. Actually it was mauve. Finally she admitted that my fav is really blue. I asked what her favorite color is and she said, "I like all of them, even black!"

PT Hammonds said...

And I can't remember the last time I ate lasagna or "luzonyu." I think we should all be able to "sound spell" our words. But then I'd be out of a job as an editor.