Monday, October 5, 2009

You may call me Nancy Drew

Kroger or Wal-Mart?
I couldn't decide which one to visit for a little alone time after a particularly grumpy day. I approached the stop sign where I needed to decide to turn or go straight, depending upon the destination. I crept up slowly behind the trailer-pulling pick up truck already sitting at the intersection.
"What is that odd shape on the trailer?" I wondered.
That's when I recognized it. It was a piece of playground equipment like some I had seen before. There was another large piece in the back of the truck, as well as two volley ball net poles on the trailer.
"What if that isn't just like the school's waiting-to-be-installed playground equipment."
"What if it IS the school's waiting-to-be-installed playground equipment."
The truck turned the direction toward Wal-Mart, so my dilemma was solved. I needed to know if my spidey sense was correct. I kept behind the truck until it came to a traffic light in town, prepared to snap a photo with my handy-dandy camera phone, when I saw it clearly by the glow of a street light. In bold black letters on the belly of the moulded plastic hippo was the name of the school. My suspicions were confirmed.
"Why is playground equipment being moved at 8:00 at night?"
So I called hubby and had him notify the police.
But somehow, giving them the make, model and tag number of the truck didn't seem like enough. I decided to follow the truck to see where it went.
So I did.
But when it turned down a dark, one-way country lane with nowhere to turn around, I decided my adventure was over. I went back into town to report the wherabouts of the truck to the police.
I hope I have helped the school in a possible recovery of their equipment. I hope that I didn't misinterpret what I saw. I hope no one comes to snuff out the witness.


Smiling Shelly said...

LOL! Why hello there Nancy..I hope you were being inconspicuous as you were following the playground cleaning crew down a one way, deserted road. But hopefully, since you have posted of your adventure for the world to see, they won't be able to track you down and snuff you out ;)

BUT, if anything suspicious should happen to you...I'll be sure to show the police THIS POST :)

JMBMOMMY said...

Oh my! I am sooo glad you stopped the adventure!!!

rthling said...

So the good news is that it was being "stolen" by the preschool director and her hubby to be repaired before installation.
I sent the school administrator an email, and he promptly replied with the details. I got a nice email this morning from the lady who took it. I have been laughing about it since. And no, I'm not embarrassed to have been wrong. I'd do whatever I could to protect YOUR stuff, if I thought it was being stolen, too.
So now I don't have to sleep with one eye open and a gun under my pillow. No snuffing over playground equipment!