Ith (ithildyn) wrote,
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Mean Old Lady On the Corner

That's me. I'm always running kids off our property, they cut across the empty lot behind and cut across our drive. So tonight, it happens again, so out I go telling them to not do it - that's when I see what looks like a handgun, and another kid has what looks like a shotgun. By this time, I'm already telling them to scoot, so I yell back to Nin to call the police because they have guns, and then the kids shout 'run!' and scatter. Now, I realize the guns were probably not real, but those kids could get themselves shot by people with real guns. It's twilight, they're teenagers, they're trespassing, and this is an area with a reputation for meth labs - like many rural communities. So, we did call dispatch and reported it, and just a bit ago a sheriff came by to talk to me and said I did the right thing. I told him I want those kids to reach 16, and yeah, I'm from California, so maybe I'm a little paranoid, but kids get shot carrying fake guns. He said it happens here too, and he doesn't want to be the one to respond to the scene with a dead kid and a fake gun. I'm not kidding, these guns looked real - not like toys. The sheriff said that's what's popular and it's a real problem. Guns are not toys, and should be treated with respect.

And to think all I wanted to do was eat my dinner and watch Grey's Anatomy. Damn kids - get off my lawn!
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