Monday, May 2, 2011

B is for Booked

“Book ’em,” said the store detective, self importantly, and Joan had to suppress a guffaw. The woman obviously watched too many cop shows. But it was no laughing matter. The two police officers who had arrived began to question the Joan and Sandy. They would never believe her, Joan knew. It was Sandy who was doing the shoplifting, and shoving things into Joan’s bag against her protestations. But, much to Joan’s surprise, Sandy owned up. “It was all my idea, officer,” she insisted. “She can tell it to the judge,” he replied. And Joan slumped back into her chair.

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