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wrayb
have i turned to the dark side? Nights at Wal Mart
When I am traveling for work I often end up going to Wal Mart. The target may be a 3-pack of underoos or cheap beer and nuts but I end up buying way more. Usually some cut price dvds (used to be videos). Some electronic accessory: audio or computer.

This time I am in Melbourne FL and I've bought 16 $5.50 DVDs and an FM transmitter so I can overcome the lack of Cd player in the rental car with my mp3 cd player rocking my world. There is a theater here with better screens and sound than all but the IMAX theater in NYC and the admission is always $5. I've seen Episode 3 twice so far. Had meant to see something else tonight but just missed the only others I would like to see and didn't want to wait or come back in more than an hour.

A company that can trace its existence directly to one of Alexander Graham Bell's co-experimenters has been bought by an Israeli company and will cease to exist, in so far as telephone technology is concerned, in 3 or 4 years. RCA and some speaker brand, JBL! or Altec Lansing (or both) had become dormant as a brand of consumer goods until Chinese manufacturers decided they could sell better in the USA as RCA or etc. instead of Mai Wong Electronics or what ever.

I was dialing via modem to a job site tonight and mistakely configured the computer to dial 811-212-etc-etc.. instead of 81212-ect-ect.. and somehow was connected to 911. I heard a voice answer and before I could think what to do they hung up and called my hotel room back to ask if everything was OK because 911 had just received a hangup call from my number. I said all was ok, I was just trying to use my compter and the mistake happend and apologized. A few minutes later two police officers were at my door to check on me and to make me realize I did wrong to dial 911 and hang up. I don't think they understood what had happened but I kow towed and acknowledged my mistake as standing in my new Wal Mart blue under roos with Lil John "King of Crunk" softly pounding in the background. I'm tired. I better go to sleep before I get into trouble.

Just before starting this message I knocked over my beer while reaching for the honey roasted peanuts. Now I no longer have to wonder why I bought that roll of VIVA paper towels.

Laters.

Current Music: BME Click Lil John w/The BME Allstars

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From: ronjeremyslover Date: May 24th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can understand why the cops overreacted. It seems like every Amber Alert anymore comes from Florida. Children should be banned from living in that state! Damned Disneyworld ... I blame that rat.
From: wrayb Date: May 25th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

don't joke about 911

ah, bad attempt to reference Public Enemy there.

I wouldn't call it police over reaction. Fairly typical reaction on their part. There is a snopes.com entry about people getting busted because of accidentally dialing 911 and then police being suspicious or walking in on crime in progress even though the 911 caller hung up or denied any problem going on.
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