Friday, October 30, 2009
Never Under estimate the power of a good book!
A long time ago in a far away land when I was young and married my young police officer husband worked the night shift and almost every night at the end of his shift he would either stay and talk shop with the other officers or ride around with one of the guys on the next shift. Still being a fairly young bride this soon became annoying. One night at shift change I decided to see if I could entice my husband into coming straight home. Earlier in the day I went to the bookstore and purchased a book titled The Happy Hooker. Then I found the absolute raunchiest parts in the book I could find. After practicing reading it aloud in my sexiest southern drawl I called the police station right at shift change and asked to speak to my husband. When he answered the phone I began to read to him from the Happy Hooker. With sirens blazing and lights a flashin he was home in about 90 seconds.
Well, it was about 3 days later and my husband’s night off when we had only been in bed for the night about an hour when the phone rang. My husband answered the phone and then said, “Yeah, she’s here, just a minute.”
Puzzled over who was calling me at that time of the night I took the phone and said, “Hello.”
On the other end of the receiver came my own voice with it’s lilting southern drawl reading the…Happy Hooker followed by loud laughter in the background.
It seems that all calls to the station were recorded at the time and for 3 days the other officers had been enjoying my reading. I think they all went home on time that week as well! The department also experienced a baby boom 9 months later!
Just goes to show the power of a good book!