Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You Know It Is Going To Be An Interesting Trip When... - To The Rising Sun With The Risen Son (Part 5)

A Tibetan protester being arrested by Japanese policeSo there I was...

sleeping like a lumberjack, sawing down vast swaths of virgin timber. Suddenly I was awakened by a knock at the door. Not sure if I had actually heard right, I decided to lay there a second and see if I heard anything else. Not only did I hear something else, but I could tell someone was walking around in my carport with a flashlight. I heard the screen door open and a louder knock at the door.

I began trying to imagine what might be going on. It looked like the power was still on and began to wonder if there were some kind of disaster or family emergency. I got up and went to the door to find one of China Grove's finest standing there.

He asked me if the car in the driveway belonged to me. I looked and, lo and behold, there was a car sitting at the end of my driveway. The police officer told me that he had run the plates on the car earlier for some reason (the details are a little fuzzy since it was 1:30 in the morning and because I had been abruptly awakened out of a Benadryl coma.) Before he had been able to get the information back from his check the car had disappeared. (Not like actually vanished, the person drove away.) Like I said it is all kind of fuzzy at this point. I still don't know if it was a traffic stop or what made the officer run his tag. And if it was a traffic stop, why did the officer let him drive away?

When the tag check came back showing that the tag didn't match the car the officer went to look for the car and he found it abandoned in my driveway.

Anyway he asked if he could look around and wanted to make sure that I knew that he was doing it. This was probably a good thing. If I had heard someone rummaging around and gone to investigate with a shotgun this story may have ended badly.

After I spoke to the officer, I got to thinking that I had better check the truck to make sure that nothing was missing out of it. I had left the doors unlocked and my briefcase was in there with my passport inside. Thankfully nothing was missing. I locked everything up and went back to bed. I have no idea whether they caught the guy or not.

And in another development, after being around sick people literally for months now without so much as a twinge of sickness I am in a full on fight to keep a cold from setting in.

It's going to be an interesting trip.


Learner said...

So there I was...sleeping like a lumberjack, sawing down vast swaths of virgin timber.

He he!

Have you ever tried the zinc losenges? I have used the "cold-eez" brand with good success. You use them as the cold is coming on and they lessen the symptoms or prevent the cold.

So exciting!!!

Jonathan said...

I have tried the lozenges, but I must admit that I think they taste utterly nasty! But I may be willing to suffer through it to be well.