You Better Watch Out
Be careful what you wish for, kids. I was hoping for a bit of excitement in this work-filled, deadlined week — and excitement found me while I was running errands at lunch.
I was in the bank during a robbery.
I was at the service desk endorsing my check when I noticed a guy walk in. My first thought was, “Gee, he looks like a bank robber,” as he was wearing a big, baggy jacket (it was 65 degrees; no need for a jacket), dark sunglasses, a hat, doorag. I admonished myself for making snap judgments and finished my signature. He walked away from the teller as I walked up … and she mouthed “He robbed me.”
The bank folks jumped into action — locking doors, calling the police, shutting down. I ran with the teller to the door through which he escaped, in the hopes we’d recognize him in the parking lot. He was *poof* gone.
No hostage situations. No guns (although his note stated he had one). No Clive Owen or Denzel Washington.
The first policeman arrived within minutes, and the bank was soon swarmed by eight cops and four detectives. I was detained to write my statement and be interviewed by one of the detectives (it’s so NYPD Blue, isn’t it?). Since I really only saw the back of him, I probably won’t be called in for a line-up (dammit!) — but I’d recognize that doorag anywhere.
Oh, they cashed my check before I left.
Today’s Christmas Playlist
King Missile: Jesus Was Way Cool
Run-DMC: Christmas in Hollis
R.E.M.: Christmas Griping
Dread Zeppelin: All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
Hüsker Dü: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Woggles: Santa Claus
Keith Richards: Run Rudolph Run
Dwight Yoakum: Santa Claus Is Back in Town
U2: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Oasis: Merry Christmas Everybody
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