Most people don’t like suprise visits. I know I don’t. Especially from the police. Saturday morning, I was preparing to leave for a bike ride. A County Sheriff pulled in my driveway. So I walked over and met him at his car. He got out and immediately asked
“How well do you know your neighbor?”
I wasn’t sure how to respond. I know my neighbor somewhat well. We get together and drink or shoot guns a few times a year. Good people. But I also don’t know him that well. And I don’t trust cops or squeal on my neighbors. So I played dumb and said
“I don’t know them too well, we keep to ourselves”
For all I knew my neighbor was a psycho and had women tied up in his basement. I didn’t want to involve myself if he was in trouble. Then the cop tells me.
“I was here for a reference check, he applied for his pistol permit”
Maybe he should have lead with this information. I replied
“Oooh John is a great guy. He is a responsible guy and gun owner”
The cop gets a funny look on his face and says
“I thought you kept to yourself. When I pulled in you knew nothing. Now he is a great guy “
“I’m no rat. Around here we stick together. Next time you should announce your intentions immediately”
Break out the handcuffs and night stick, it’s Gay Sunday!