Okay, I know I already blogged today but I really needed to comment on this.
People complain about false 911 calls and I understand this lady was truly upset but what the heck did she think the police could do for her? She called the police because someone stole her snowman.
You heard me. A SNOWMAN. Not even a light up or inflatable one but an actual snowman made of snow. It happened in the U.K. There is a link with a recording of the 999 call (their equivalent of 911).
I haven't checked this out on snopes yet but the link is from the BBC I have posted it below:
Okay - this is one of the reasons I could NEVER be a police dispatcher because I would not be able to contain my laughter at people. I would probably have also had to ask this lady, "Ma'am are you serious? It is snow! How the heck do you steal snow? Seriously? What is your address so I can come slap you for tying up the lines and preventing people who need real help from getting through."
NOT to mention what the heck does a thief want with a snowman anyways? They are not exactly lightweight to carry. Remember how heavy those extra large snowballs are to heave up on top of each other? Did he run down the road with it in a wheelbarrow giggling to himself at his accomplishment? What did the neighbors think if they saw it happening? How drunk do you have to be to think it is a good idea? What is the payoff here? Did he think it was something else? Did he have a sick kid at home who wanted one and he was just too lazy to make it for him? Is there a snowman dealer somewhere waiting to fence it to someone else for a profit? Do they paint it with food coloring or something first to disguise it so the original owner won't be able to identify it? Are they going to break it down and sell it for parts?
OR MAYBE - just maybe it was abducted by retarded aliens who thought it was an oddly shaped albino human of a type they had never seen or probed before? Imagine if their probes are even heated the slightest bit. I can hear them now panicking in their alien language, "Wow, they've never just melted like that before. We should have known something was wrong when we didn't have to hypnotize them into being passive for the probe. Then again - that has been getting easier anyways over the years." Anyways, I doubt even the most retarded of aliens could be that dumb. Even he wouldn't take someone's snowman.
I would like to ask that England send some of their snow thieves here to steal ours? Please? I am ready for summer.
On that note I am off to bed.