A Sign Of The Times

@WorDazza (15833)
Manchester, England
February 19, 2021 3:54pm CST
So I'm upstairs in my bedroom, late at night, when I hear a noise downstairs. Hugo the dog is in the bedroom so it can't be him and unless the cats have put on several tens of kilograms it's highly unlikely to be them. Spurred on by Mrs. WorDazza I arm myself with a 2kg dumbbell (Mrs. WorDazza's of course!!) and creep downstairs. Don't be stupid! I reach for the phone and dial 999 where I'm told how nobody is available to come to our aid. A flash of inspiration strikes. "But there are two of them" I say "And they're not social distancing and they're not wearing masks". Before I could clamber from beneath the bed the boys in blue were crashing through my front door, at which point I was promptly arrested and fined for hosting an illegal indoor gathering. Of course this didn't and couldn't possibly happen. Or did it? Or could it?
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 21
I don't believe you. It could happen. Lucky you can still fit under the bed to hide. Surprised you didn't encounter Steve Bruce
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
19 Feb 21
With the amount I've been eating and drinking under lockdown it was definitely a tight squeeze. Especially with Steve Bruce under there!!!
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@JimBo452020 (42629)
• United Kingdom
20 Feb 21
@WorDazza Aye but judging by your avatar you could do with gaining some weight
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
@JimBo452020 That, my friend, is what's known as an athletic physique. Also taken a couple of months into lockdown so the reality is somewhat different now. I haven't been weighed but I reckon I've put on almost a stone since then.
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
20 Feb 21
OMG! Please tell us this really happened and that your sweet wife refused to bail you out! (I can just hear her telling you, "I told you not to have a poker game without inviting the neighbors!")
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
20 Feb 21
@WorDazza *sigh* Now that I don't believe... I can't see her acting like someone on the set of the Jerry Springer show, no matter what you might want me to believe!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
Mrs. WorDazza is far more feisty than me. She was in the next cell charged with assaulting a police officer.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
@DaddyEvil She'd be the one hanging off the huge security guard's back while attempting to throttle him.
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@kaylachan (57216)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Feb 21
In 2021, Yes I would believe it.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
19 Feb 21
These are definitely worrying times. We have to ensure the freedoms we have lost over the last year are returned to us in their entirety.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
@kaylachan Aren't the infection rates much higher in California than they are in Florida? My sister's friend had a visit from the police. She was ill (not covid related) and her husband works long night shifts so my sister did some shopping for them and dropped it off at their house. She went inside and one of the neighbours was obviously curtain twitching and reported it. My sister and her partner have had no close contact with anyone else and neither have her friend and her husband so the risk was minimal. These people need to realise, when this is all over, they have to live side by side with the people they're reporting. Adolf and Josef would be so proud of these people.
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@wolfgirl569 (94549)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Feb 21
At least someone bailed you out so you could tell us about it
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@wolfgirl569 (94549)
• Marion, Ohio
20 Feb 21
@WorDazza Hope you get out of there and back to civilization soon
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
@wolfgirl569 Cheers! But I live in Manchester. Hardly what I'd call civilisation
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
There is no prison cell in the world that can hold the master of escapology that is WorDazza. I'm typing this while holed up in a deserted farmhouse while waiting for a fake passport and foreign currency to be brought to me!!
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@JudyEv (325048)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb 21
If you disturb burglars, start coughing and breathing all over them.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
Then I'd be arrested on an attempted murder charge!!
@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Feb 21
Anything is certainly possible.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
19 Feb 21
To be honest it's not too far from the truth in the UK. Not a good time to be a victim of crime or to become ill with something non-covid related!!
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
19 Feb 21
@WorDazza I do understand.
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@prinzcy (32322)
• Malaysia
20 Feb 21
Maybe. Who'll know. Anything is possible these days.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
20 Feb 21
It's not far off this in the UK.
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@GreatMartin (23677)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Feb 21
In today's world anything is possible!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
25 Feb 21
Very true. We're not far off this in the UK. If you're house is burgled you get a crime reference number and a police officer will visit a few days later to tell you they can't do anything. Call the police to report somebody visiting a house and they're round like a shot.
@RasmaSandra (73071)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Feb 21
Was this a close encounter that occurred in your dreams? It must be your active and worried mind hard at work
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
21 Feb 21
Active mind. That's probably a nice way of putting it
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@DianneN (246336)
• United States
21 Feb 21
With the way things have been going this year, I believe anything. Of course I’m very gullible, too.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
22 Feb 21
Not as gullible as some on here. At least one person thought I was deadly serious
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@DianneN (246336)
• United States
22 Feb 21
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@Traceyjayne (1763)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 21
Id say with you ....anything is possible !
@VivaLaDani13 (60219)
• Perth, Australia
4 Mar 21
@WorDazza This could happen! Why not? So much has and is happening already anyway.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
4 Mar 21
You have no idea how close we're getting to this sort of thing here in the UK.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
5 Mar 21
@VivaLaDani13 I think our government are loving the sense of power and control they have over us and aren't going to let it go without a fight.
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• Perth, Australia
5 Mar 21
@WorDazza That's just sad.
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