Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thieves Strike Wichita Church Parking Lots For Second Sunday In A Row

Car burglars struck Wichita for the second weekend in a row. This time, they hit churches on the west side of town while the congregations were inside.

http://www.kake.com/news/headlines/

Sure as God makes little green apples; if it works once it’ll work again.

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Personal observation: While shopping, it is distasteful for sales persons to show undue interest in your needs.

That was a personal thing. I went into the Co Op the other day and the lady didn’t have the item of my trip. Rather than simply say they didn’t have it, hadn’t ordered it to replenish the shelves or that they had discontinued the item, we danced the dance of evasion.

We have; maybe this will do; the manager (by name) might order it but hasn’t yet (I think) and may not (but) it is his to do, I don’t.

Garbage.

This is the same place wondering why I’ve kept my auto fuel bills so low. Oh, and another item – the patronage check this year is four times as large as previous years. Yeah, I have my choice between having the items of my needs or  a larger check.

If you think about it, the program is somewhat like the government. I spend less there, the checks get larger; someone else is having to work either more or harder or something, because the check money certainly isn’t supported by my participation in the program.

‘Course, the manager was a government employee before taking over the Co Op.

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photoshare Sky Blue Eye Monterey CA observing

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Little Man (the near neighbor plus one East dog) was trying to come over this morning. My dog Gar went into his act. GAWD (Great Assed White Dog) happened to be lounging on the front porch and yet a strange dog wandered by.

That’s when I went out. The strange dog left, Little Man, Gar and GAWD simply stood about the yard.

It was like watching a group of local men, all knowing you were there, trusting you, with their backs to you with no sign of knowing you were there, watching the stranger in the vicinity.

The stranger left. Then the rest acknowledged me. Gar by bumping my leg; GAWD by coming over for a quick scratch and tickle; Little Man by a glance and then departing the yard.

The stranger I didn’t know. He has a patrol route. Down the defunct RR bed West, checks the druggies drop at the culvert bridge; back down the tracks to the near neighbors door; out to the main street; then he seems to make a choice: either to the West to the trucking concern or South to an undetermined house.

Yes. He has a human, a drug seller human, and No, I don’t know why the dog makes this patrol other than the human isn’t available – he’s a High School student and generally the dog makes these routes just after the bus leaves town or in the afternoon when the bus leaves town.

Read: Village in place of Town.

I’ve wondered if the kid knows how easy it is to read the him through the dog.

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From the reaches,

Ten Mile

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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