Thursday, June 11, 2009


Leave it to me to open the door to our neighborhood "block leader" the day we moved in and somehow get on her email distribution list. Now I get the world's most random emails (like the following) on a regular basis, this one entitled "Bird": 

"Is anyone missing a bird, or know of anyone missing a bird.  
One of the neighbors found a tame bird that cannot fly.  If you know of anyone, please let me know."

And the first thing that comes to mind is how on earth a flightless bird escaped from somewhere! Hopping? And of course there's never any follow-up to these emails, no "Pickles the Parakeet has been reunited with his owner!" Just random emails about random things, and I'm left to feel guilty when I don't respond to them.

Or the one entitled "I'VE BEEN HIT!!!!!!" where the scene of money theft appears to have involved an unlocked car, a missing nickel, and a garage too full of junk to house said car. 

I probably shouldn't complain, but what I'd like to know is how these things are newsworthy and then she fails to comment on, for example, the ridiculously loud fireworks/bombs going off for ten minutes straight at 2am once. I was really looking forward to the email on that one. Nothing. 


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