moonrise wrote:Hola ever'body!
So Grai, maybe tell the coppers your pregnant wife, with your 4 kids in tow, are threatening to come down to their station with a sign stating "Please HELP, we cannot EAT until our father's tools are returned" (dawg bless!)
Oo! I LIKE that idea, moonrise![/quote]
Yes, of course, REALLY!
Because I used it once in a similar situation and it worked, FAST! I had been pushed to the brink and thought, what if I had a wife n kids? Then BINGO it hit me and all I had to do was call up SAY this would occur. They scrambled to resolve the issue.
'twas only a white lie
Savannah wrote:And that's why! I didn't know you had actually TRIED it. And successfully.
I was simply able to imagine it working.
Sometime in the fifties or sixties or early seventies, my Aunt had a job in Italy in which she would do logistics for the Americans who were working for the company there. This included things like renting apartments and making sure that they had heat, water, phones, the whole bit. Now, apparently, all that stuff you hear about the Italians being less than perfectly reliable on those sorts of things are true. So, once she was setting up services for an American family and could not get the power turned on. As it turns out, the family features a pair of adorable young, blond twins, so she took them with her to the power company or municipal office or whatever the appropriate bureaucracy was and sort of went off, in Italian (like Simon, she went to a Swiss finishing school--and she came out fluent in multiple languages) about the bambini and how they needed heat, and they looked at the adorable twins and turned on the power.
From that time on, she'd take the twins and recite the same story every time. The guys at the office knew, but I guess they were okay with that.
I suspect, though, Graidawg, that these twins are a little past the adorable stage, so I have nothing helpful.
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