Monday, November 13, 2006

Back Seat Driver

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." (Proverbs 17:22) I had to quote that verse from Proverbs to justify posting this funny story.

An elderly transplant to Peterborough, Ontario* called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: "They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!" she cried.

The dispatcher says, "Stay calm, Ma'am, an officer is on the way."

A few minutes later, the officer radios in.

"Disregard", he says, "she got in the back seat by mistake."

* - The average age in Peterborough is around 89 years old. We have more seniors' residences than any other city in North America. Well...almost.


  1. Bwah ha ha ha ha!!! That is too funny...


  2. Tee-hee! That's funny until it happens to me!


  3. That is SO funny David!!
    And what a cute picture of the little darling!!
    Just my type of person.
    I love elderly people to death!!

    Welland, in the last couple of years has been building senior homes and apartments, but I guess you are right.
    Peterborough DOES have a lot.

    Bernie was from Smith Falls and whenever we visited his folks there[foster parents],we noticed how many senior homes that THAT city had.
    Almost every few blocks!

    David Fisher...This was such a good post!...From Terry

    I just know that the pilot mom will like it!

  4. Terry, you are absolutely correct! I loved it! Too funny! Thanks for a great laugh, David. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.