Friday, July 01, 2011

everybody needs them

Good neighbours that is.

Late one night last week I heard the ominously distinctive noises of someone breaking into the house next door. I leaped from my warm bed, peered out the window, just in time to hear glass, a lot of glass, smashing.
It was so loud it even woke Husband. Yup, that loud.

We huddled in the shadows outside the front door, whispering details and our address to the security company on the phone, watching aghast as two figures in hoodies brazenly moved about in our neighbour's front garden.

It was cold, really cold, but we kept our posts, warmed by our conviction that we were assisting in bringing some bad guys to book.

Just before the security guards arrived we realised in distress that the burglars were readying to leave. They carried bags out to a waiting vehicle, parked just out of sight.
Husband crept out from our hiding place.
'They're leaving,' I hissed, disappointed. 'Get the reg number but don't be a hero!'

The car started up, bumped off the pavement and sped away. Giving us just enough time to read the slogan on the side:
24h Glass Repairs.

ADT Security roared round the corner, adrenalin-fulled armed guards jumping out, 'Did they come back?' they were shouting.
'Er ...'

Turns out our neighbours were broken into (for realz) a couple of hours earlier. The intruder/s made off with a DVD player. The cops were on the scene in minutes.
We heard nothing.

Everybody needs good neighbours. Even our neighbours.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Sadly funny. So, you heard the repair people, but not the thieves? Perhaps you actually did hear the first go round but just weren't fully awake and as the noise continued? You didn't say, so I assume, your neighbors are ok? Sorry they were broken into, hope the police catch the "
real" thieves; but hope everyone is ok. Things can be replaced.

Doing some blog walking and found myself here. Always nice to meet another blogger.

Stephanie Meade Gresham said...

You still get super neighbor points for this if you ask me. I mean. Just because you missed the ACTUAL break-in, don't discount your loyalty.

Wish you were my neighbor...

spudballoo said...

Guffaw, love that. Stable bolted door after horse...rearrange these words to make a well known expression ;-)

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