Friday, September 14, 2007

Had an opportunity ………………………….

To observe one of Splendora’s finest in action tonight …………………… I had gone to a little restaurant here called “Sweets & Meats” – I was getting a takeout order on the porch, chitchatting with my neighbor, her granddaughter & granddaughter’s friend, who were also getting some goodies ……………………… now, you park directly in front, directly from one of the main drags here ……………………… there was a man, about my age, eating off the hood of his car …………………. OK, whatever – but he’s staggering around, and has the ‘jailhouse hunch’ over his meal …………………….. one of the rumors {remember, this is a VERY small town} is that his wife can’t stand to watch him eat ……………………. Personally, if I get to the point of being THAT critical of my spousal unit, it’s time for me to just leave …………………. Anyhoo, this fellow is eating/staggering/looking belligerently at all & sundry ……………………. Takes his divided foam clamshell & drink cup to the available trashcan ……………………… now, we’re rural, there are raccoons & possums running around, so the trashcan is lidded …………………….. the lid apparently was just beyond his abilities {too many moving parts?}, so he set his trash on the lid ………………. Walking back in front of the porch of the restaurant, he goes down face-first ………………….. gets in his car …………………… and a Splendora cop pulled in behind him, hit the ‘woo-woos’ & lights as the guy almost backs into the cruiser ……………………... now, Splendora cops AREN’T small – this one is over 6 feet, and built solidly ……………………. He walks up to the driver’s window & talks to the guy ………………….. talks the guy out of the car, takes him to the rear of the car, talks some more ………………………… and cuffs him & puts him in the cruiser ……………………… one of the kids working at the restaurant starts to walk up as the cop is cuffing the guy – cop tells her to get back – the kid visiting my neighbor got all bent out of shape – told her, the cop didn’t want her any closer until he was SURE he had the guy under control – turns out, {again, this is small-town rumor} the guy was in a motorcycle accident sometime ago – he takes some heavy-duty pain meds ……………………… but he ALSO adds alcohol to the mix, THEN gets behind the wheel of his vehicle ………………………. Dunno ‘bout the rest of y’all, but I really don’t want to be on the road with someone impaired to that degree ………………………..

3 comments:

lainy said...

I'm glad the cops got him before he could leave. Sounds like he needed to stay the night at the local cop shop just to sleep off all those pills and drink.

Don't ya just love small towns where everyone knows everyone's business?

Diamond Mair said...

Lainy, I DO like small towns - but there are times when I would prefer others not know my business ..................... ;-)
I have nothing but respect for our cops here - couple of towns further south are absolute BEARS out on US 59, just sitting on the highway, raising their revenues at the expense of regular folks - Splendora cops don't play that game .............. if anybody should be pulled over by Patton Village cops, just ask for "Sergeant Happy Pants" - he stopped our daughter one night, and was just a JERK to her ................... not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, HE apparently told others that D. had addressed him in that manner ..................... a Harris County deputy {this was in MONTGOMERY County} over in the NW side of Houston {we're NE} was talking to our daughter when she mentioned calling the PV cop that ................. he said "YOU'RE the one?" ;-) ;-)

DW said...

Glad to see you back, missed you, but I kept checking in