My fondest memories are of Inspector Boyd Manes, a "good old boy" from Texas who had (and still has) a knack for telling stories about his adventures and misadventures. Today he sent me an e-mail with a story of two long days on the job. He gave me permission to share it with my friends. I took the liberty of removing any names, except for his, that is. The ending belongs in a film comedy. Enjoy:
A Huntington Beach Letter Carrier called my office to report that a man had driven off in his Postal Jeep while he, the carrier, was in a store delivering the mail. He was quick to tell me that the Postal Jeep was visible to him thru the glass front of the store at all times. The rules are to take the keys, and lock the vehicle door while away from the vehicle. Could he describe the thief?....Not really, he was a man; Have the local Police been notified? Yes, the store owner called the Police as I was calling you.