Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You Get What You Don’t Pay For With These Funnies

When we visit different towns I usually look out for those small free newspapers that are left around for tourists and visitors.  You can normally see some interesting stuff if you give them a look-see.  Sometimes they have restaurant coupons or ads for a car wash or something that we could use.  Maybe a crossword puzzle.  Sometimes not.

We found two of them the other day here in Pismo Beach.  These had columns with “police logs” in them and I’m thinking the writer of these columns is a wanna-be comedian or something.  It was very witty writing that was good for a few chuckles.

                                         Boardwalk trail from Grand Avenue back toward our RV park.DSCF6835

Here are some of the funnies we read:

“Trespassing: police were called to a church to evict some sinner who’d trespassed against them, while pursuing the temptation of digging through their trash bin.”

“Squatter: police were called to a park on Third Street because there was someone in the bathroom.  He’d been flushed before officers arrived.”

“Medical aid:  police and paramedics were called at 11:30 pm for a fellow who was so drunk he couldn’t stand.  He was conscious but unresponsive, also called plastered.  He was taken to the hoosegow to sleep it off.”

                                            View from the boardwalk.DSCF6838

“Cats:  a real animal lover complained to police about a man feeding apparently stray cats.”

“Loitering:  music critics on Blank Street complained to police about a man in his 60’s who was sitting outside a business playing a guitar for tips.  The day before, presumably the same man was set up outside another business playing his guitar.  Both times he hit the road…..Jack”

“Trespassing:  police were called to the Social Security Office because a homeless taxpayer was sleeping by the back door.”

                                            Peek-a-boo view of the beach and ocean.DSCF6839

“Arrest:  police were called to a downtown street where some sot was chasing a woman around trying to bum cigarettes.  He was shown to the no-smoking iron bar hotel to sleep it off.”

“Theft:  police responded to a Catholic prep school where a theft was reported.  The rascal better hope police find him before the nuns do.”

“Disturbance:  police were called to Beach Street where a man was walking around and yelling…”It’s not fair.”…Well, duh buddy!”

                                            Driftwood, dunes and trees.DSCF6841 

You can probably tell we had a quiet day today.  Bruce made a repair to our water filtration system and I worked on Zoey’s photo album.  Gray and overcast skies again today so nothing new to take pics of.  It was a wonderful and boring day at the beach.

                                     I stuck almost 80 little flowers to this title page for the album.DSCF7051

Until next time… long for now!


Me and My Dog said...

I love this post - aren't small towns wonderful!
Beautiful photos, especially the surfing one.

Rick and Paulette said...

Sticking those 80 little flowers on Zoey's photo album sure looks like an all-day job to me! Nice work.

Sue and Doug said...

nice work on the title page!..and great job on the the boardwalk!

Wayne and Roberta said...

Some interesting log reports. Zoey is going to love her album you have done a great job on it.

Jessica said...

Love the funnies! :) Like I said in a recent post - you gotta love small towns!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

I like that kind of humor, I had an officer on my shift for a long while that could have gave John Cleese a run for his money with hos sardonic sense of humor, never knew what to expect to hear from him. thank goodness people can find humor in almost anything. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Gail Durham said...

I love that header picture!

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I like the new header picture and of course I love a good funny.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Teehee! When we go into small local restaurants we always look for the little leaflet with trivia and cornball jokes. It helps pass the time while the food is being prepared.

Phyllis said...

Gotta love that writers sense of humor.

Carol K said...

More good photos and a few laughs to go with them. What could be better?

AnnieOcean said...

Comfort and prayers to your and your family. We are locals in Pismo and often provide the "movie nights" for Pismo Coast Village. I am deeply saddened by your loss. The world needs more folks like yours. Adventuresome, kind and content. We will all keep you in our prayers as you process through this difficult time. Many blessings, The Cappelli's.