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Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Men's Monday Meme - Are We Too Police Happy?
Mood:  not sure
Topic: Men's Monday Meme

Just got back from eating Mexican with some friends. This wasn't a planned get together however, it was out of necessity because half of the group was just getting back from the emergency room and we all had missed supper. Let me start from the beginning.

I got a call about 4pm from one of Sarah's ladies. She was out of breath and I could hardly understand what she was saying. She wanted me to go and check on her daughter (also one of Sarah's ladies) who lived down the street  because the ambulance was in front of her house. I quickly gave the phone to Sarah and ran down to check on her. The ambulance wasn't there for the daughter, however, but for the 13 year old granddaughter. It seems that the little eleven year old that lives behind them had grabbed her and beat her up while she and a friend were playing in the back yard. Her mom was in hysterics and they were putting her on a stretcher to take her to the hospital. I called Sarah to come right away because I knew grandma would be getting there soon, and since they are ladies that she disciples, I thought Sarah should come down to meet her. I offered to watch the rest of the kids up at the house. They could play with the boys while we waited on some news. 

Well, it seems that the girl will be fine, but since the ambulance was called, the police came. The mother is going to press charges. This is really bothering me. I was in fights, got black eyes, had neighborhood squabbles, and never once do I remember the police getting involved. We would always work it out between the kids, or maybe between the parents. This has happened so many times this past year. It seems like every little push and shove is followed by a call to the cops. Here is/are my Men's Monday Meme question(s) of the week - 

Do you think people have become too cop happy these days? What happened to working out neighborly disputes between ourselves? I know times have changed, but have they changed that much? Am I missing something?

Let me remind everyone of the rules - 

  1. This is a man's meme, so the answers must be the answers from a man. Either the man can answer on his blog, or a wife can interview her husband for her blog. However, if the wife puts it on her blog, she must stay true to what her husband said.
  2. You are encouraged to put one of the Men's Monday Meme buttons found to the left on your blog. Just copy the code below the button of your choice. The more folks who link, the more readers you may have to visit your blog.
  3. You may answer the question any time during the week up through Monday, March 8. After you answer the question, add the address to your post to the Mr.Linky below. If you could, please only add the direct link to the post to make it easier for readers to find the entry.
  4. My answer along with a new question will be posted next Monday. The new Mr. Linky will be added at midnight Monday night.

And here's the new Mr. Linky -



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Posted by tink38570 at 10:00 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, 18 March 2010 10:54 PM CDT
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Thursday, 18 March 2010 - 8:51 PM CDT

Name: "Sheri"
Home Page: http://www.scrapandlapbooks.blogspot.com

I will try to get the hubby to answer this one.  Maybe on Sat.-as he won't be home til late Friday.  

I linked your blog into a post about the history notebooks on my Scrap and Lapbooks blog-hope folks will come visit ya!  

Sorry to hear that your neighborhood sports a bully-that is not cool.  As a mom-I would first go kick that kid's patooty, then slap his parents for not teaching him how to be a respectable young man, spit on their dog,  then file charges and have the kid thrown into juvie.  Then I would sit back and wonder why kids are so violent these days-LOL.  Altho this is not a laughing matter-my response is.  Perhaps if more folks did what God asks us to do (approach and discuss first in a kindly manner)-then a lot of the craziness would not exist.  But I am not a man-so I am not suppose to be answering this.  LOL. 

DO take care down yonder there. 


Thursday, 18 March 2010 - 10:50 PM CDT

Name: tink38570
Home Page: http://tink38570.angelfire.com

Maybe I should begin a new meme for wives that is always a week behind the men's one. I'll call it "Wife's Wednesday Meme" or something like that Laughing. Until then, it's OK if you want to respond in the comments section, Sheri.



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