The morning started early for Roberta and I, as she had to be into work by five am. The one car thing if she gets up I get up. So we stumble out of bed at three forty five in the a. m. with two happy dogs who get to go out early. I gather my clothes and she does all the many mysterious things that a woman must do before facing the public. I with my eyes still closed feed the fish and dress. Then gather my stuff for work and we head off.
Now we have this thing where if one of us has enough cash on hand and the time we stop off on the way and pick up a doughnut or two at the Harlan doughnut shop. This morning was one of those mornings.
I pulled in across the street from the shop and we disembarked from the little yellow Aveo. As I waited for Roberta to come around the car so we could walk over together a car glides to a stop in front of the doughnut shop. No lights or sign of life. Wow he must just have gotten up and needs his coffee bad.
Now this may be from my mind deciding that the pillow was a better place to stay then to get up with the rest of me. But until the door opened I did not realize that it was a police car. The officer got out with hand on his gun belt and asks, “Did they call you?” My reply is, “no we are here for the donuts.” and with happy smiles we continue to the store. Inside my mind, I am wondering if I should say something to him about forgetting to turn on his headlights. I decide not to mention it as I don’t want to piss the man off. He is obviously having a early morning much like ourselves. The very kind and understanding officer steps in front of us and asks, “Mind if I go in first?” I reply, ” sure you got the gun.” in my slowly waking mind I am thinking cops take their donuts seriously here. Roberta and I stop at the window and are peering inside as the officer inters the shop with gun drawn. Okay now I got it! the doughnut shop was,…. wait is having a break in. Roberta and I both stand on the sidewalk looking in through the window. When a second police car pulls up behind us. We are still standing there with a ten dollar bill in hand waiting to get our doughnuts.
As it turns out the call is for the other Harlan Doughnut shop! Wow another one did not know that. Don’t feel too bad about it though, nether did the police.
It really does not dawn on us till we are on the road with doughnuts in hand how stupid we were standing there. What if the robber was still there with us standing outside the window waiting for gun fire.
Good morning AllPin It