Sunday, July 17, 2005

The Whistle Blowers -- Protecting Our Penny Candy

"She steals," said Wilma, nodding in the direction of Peggy.

"Who steals? Steals what?"

"She does.  When she won at Bingo she took two pieces of candy."

Peggy has a bit of trouble at Bingo keeping track of what the winning combination is, finding the numbers when they are called. Even so, with a little help from her friends, she wins from time to time.  A basket of candy is passed to her, the winner.  The candy is the smallest candy bars available, the kind you buy in bags to give to Trick or Treaters on Halloween. And Peggy took an extra one.

"Several of us called her on that.  She was upset," continued Wilma.

"What?" I exploded. "You actually blew the whistle on that old lady because she took an extra nickle's worth of candy?"  Expressed that way, Wilma saw the funny side of her indignation. 

"The candy police and I got her,"  Wilma laughed.

 

6 comments:

emfeasel said...

..oh boy...Wilma is a fiesty one...what a hoot!..hysterical!

Elizabeth

ryanagi said...

I remember a full blown feud errupting between my grandma and her sister over who took a sugar cube out of the sugar bowl. See, my great aunt ordinarily used artifical sweetener and the sugar cubes belonged to grandma. LOL We all just shook our heads and offered to buy more sugar cubes.

fisherkristina said...

oh, how funny!!!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

judypearllove said...

WELL THAT'S THE WORST THING A PERSON COULD DO. WANT EXTRA CANDY AND I BET IT WAS CHOCOLATE BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT CHOCOLATE RELEASES A CHEMICAL IN YOUR BRAIN THAT BEING IN LOVE DOES THE SAME THING SO TELL WILMA TO CHILL OUT MAYBE PEGGY WANTED TO FEEL LOVED OR LIKE SHE HAD MADE LOVE OR JUST PLAIN OLE HAPPY FOR A FEW MOMENTS WITH A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA SWEET IN HER TASTE BUDS THE SNITCH POLICE MIGHT SHOW UP NEXT SO WILMA BETTER BE CAREFUL. LOL COME ON OVER FOR MY NEW ADDITION AND GREAT NIGHT

fitzzer said...

Too cute. ~ lori

kt4pr said...

My mother in her early 90s was just like Peggy. One day when we took an outing to the mall, we stopped, to my mother's delight, at the candy store. We selected an appropriate amount of sugarless treats (keeping in mind Mom's diabetes). I parked Mom's chair behind me and went to pay for our healthy treats. I heard shuffling behind me and turned to find Mom feeding her face with the "forbidden" chocolates shelved where I foolishly parked her. I quickly hustled her out of there, before the clerk discovered Mom's theft. No harm was done. Mom's blood sugar behaved and the candy store never knew what hit them!