Don’t Even Try It …
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny
Photo is of how I had porch arranged in past … photo is owned by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates
They wondered why they never got company anymore. Ever since they got that new security system installed … everyone quit coming to see them. I wondered why, too?
I’m curious by nature when something seems to be strange … I want to know what’s going on.
I asked them what time did company usually come … they said around 7:00, 8:00 pm in the evenings. I decided I would pop up around 7:30 pm.
I drove into the driveway, thought for a moment I saw something move near the porch. I got out, began walking up the sidewalk toward the porch, when …
When a huge 7 foot tall man stepped out in front of me … I wondered who he was. I saw an emblem on his shirt. Alas, he was too tall for me to read it.
I began to go around him … he put his hand on me, forcing me to stop. I looked up at him, asked him who he was to stop me from seeing my friends. He didn’t answer. He let go of my shoulder.
I began to walk forward once again … his voice boomed out at me, “don’t even try it”! I stopped in shock, looked at him closely. Is this why everyone stopped coming to visit my friends?
I took several more steps … I woke up on the ground. The big man was gone … I was ready to be gone too!
I waited until the next day to tell my friends that I knew why no one came to see them anymore. Not only was their new security system protecting them from robbers breaking in … they were protecting them from their friends dropping by also!
Needless to say, they called the security company to come out to uninstall the system.
That evening I drove up to test it out. My heart was in my throat as I got out of my car. I began to walk hesitantly toward their home … I was afraid the big man would loom up in front of me again. He might kill me this time!
I made it to the door, pressed the bell. My friends opened the door, greeted me with a smile. All had returned to normal. 🙂
Note by this Author:
This is fictional … I watched the commercial on tv where the big man told the robbers ‘don’t even try it’. He was representing the security system being advertised. My thought was suppose … it went on the blink … stopped both friend, and foe from coming to their house?
Photo/fiction story both owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee