About 5 seconds of f ame.

@Lakota12 (42794)
United States
June 4, 2010 10:55am CST
About 2 weeks ago we had some exsitement in our neighborhood. Helicopters flying round nd round cops colore and news trucks! 3 different channels. The cops all dawned there grear and hid to try to sneak up on the house hd lots of things in the way so they didnt get far. apparently the woman in the house pulled a gun on the cencus taker. The lady is really friendly and we have talked to her and been in her house so this didnt sound just right. The lady also suffering from cancer and has been doing Chemo so she might have been working thru that when the cencus taker tried to push more questions on her than she wanted as she had asked her to leave and she didnt! So lady showed her th gun. No charges were made. Now I was interveiwed for like 20 mins but when I got on the news llasted about 5 sec. lolololol
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
4 Jun 10
Hey Lakota! Wow! That must have been exciting! And maybe a bit scary? I'm glad that they didn't press charges against the lady because she probably wasn't feeling well. And besides, if you ask someone to leave, even a cencus taker then they are supposed to just go! I wouldn't even let them in to begin with! There have been all kinds of "fake census takers" who have robbed people and I believe there was a story where someone was killed. Glad it wasn't anything serious! Also happy you got your "5 seconds of fame"! I see cameras on the streets of the cities where I am alot and I purposely walk the other way!lol
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jun 10
awww no I didnt walk the other way told the new man that she must of had a reson as she has been so sick with the chemo and al and she did ask her to leave dont know why they so pushy If the people didnt send in their paper they cant read English or they dont want to be counted
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
4 Jun 10
That was really nice of you Lakota and you are absolutely right! I don't think that they have the right to be pushy either! And I think that the census taker definitely was in the wrong! It was sweet of you to stand up for your sick neighbor! Great job!
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Thanks OPal
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
29 Jun 10
awesome! I'm glad your friend didn't get any charges & totally cool that you were on the news! I probably would have shyed away lol |:)
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
29 Jun 10
thanks I am so glad too. and no reason to shy aay every one else wasnt on the street like I was so they had no ne else to intr veiw lolololol
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
29 Jun 10
c'mon LKo I can totally see you as a news commentator-you are so opinionated & wise-i bet you'd take off greater than greta,bill,sean or rush lol
@Darkwing (21590)
5 Jun 10
Hey! That's not so bad... the furthest I ever got was in the local newspaper. lol. Five seconds is better than nothing and it sounds as though you had quite an exciting time watching the police approach. lol. Brightest Blessings and thank you for sharing, my friend.
@Darkwing (21590)
14 Jul 10
Duhhhhhhhh... why do these stories always get twisted by reporters?
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
4 Jun 10
WOW, you got on TV???? Cool !!! huggssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jun 10
yup 5 whole secs lolololol
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
5 Jun 10
That makes you a movie star don't it Lolololololl :) I would be happy to see me on TV and get paid for that five seconds :) huggsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
@MsTickle (25006)
• Australia
4 Jun 10
I guess now the next thing we will hear is a census taker being shot at or maybe even killed. Someone, somewhere will see the news and the idea will be put in their head. Glad I don't live in America.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jun 10
People dont need to answer their door but ya never know for sure who it is I keep screen shut I can see them but not sure that they see me planly. No need to fear they need to just fire the census takers they are makeing big buck and what I have read not working al the hours they are gtting paid for and we the tax payers are paying for it grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
5 Jun 10
Lol that is always the way though But that poor Lady why can People not go when they are asked to Instead they stay and stress People out
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Jun 10
lol yup that the way. I just dont know why they kept at her dumb person is all
• India
5 Jun 10
You say the lady is friendly, it is the disese that has made her behave like this and she got irritated, it is quite natural..... Any way you were in the new for 5 secs, they interview so many persons, they have to fit a few in the alloted time schdule... Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Prof
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Jun 10
yes very friendly and has to be the cancer and chemo. I was the only one interveiwed on that channel lol but I did get 5 secs.
@ElicBxn (60443)
• United States
4 Jun 10
That's more than many of us, hun...
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jun 10
I know sigh wish we all could be on hugssssssssssssssssss
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
4 Jun 10
hEY, 5 SECONDS IS BETTER THAN NOT ANY. sEEMS LIKE THERE HAD BEEN ALOT TROUBLE W/SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HIRD TO BE THE CENSUS TAKERS. Are u signing autographs? lol
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jun 10
YEs there is trouble with them they ask question that they realy dont need to know all they need is name and I think its birthdate of every one in the house and thats it. My neighbor asked for mine I sayed ya ok and he said he would ahve to go buy a book just for autograph lololol
@AmbiePam (46939)
• United States
4 Jun 10
Did you tape it? Five seconds is still five seconds! : ) I remember a guy I went to church with who was running for representative of his district or whatever you call it. One of the news channels went to interview him. He called my dad and told him to watch the news that night. The news came on and they didn't play one second of his interview! Did the women get some care? I mean did they make her get a mental evaluation?
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
4 Jun 10
yup it got taped but dont know if it got saved NOt thqat I know of the census woman should have been so pushy I wouldnt answer their questions either as they are tp persona;l and not a need to know
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