Sunday, January 09, 2011

How far would you go to stop a crime?

One of the guards in prison this morning fancied my purple boots.

He also said, 'Watch the door!' when he hurried to the front of the room to have a word with the chaplain. When he returned a minute later I said, 'I watched it but it didn't do anything.'
He shook his head, 'I don't know why I said that to you.'

I did wonder. I wasn't entirely sure what I was supposed to do if the men, seeing the door unguarded, had all made a run for it. Thrust my body between them and it?

I don't think so.

Anyway it was locked.

5 comments:

Puss-in-Boots said...

Maybe he thought someone would come through the locked door and target your purple boots. Just a thoght...

James Higham said...

Dangerous living, Liz.

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Purple boots = danger! now I know the attraction! lol

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I'm sure that I wouldn't attempt to block a prisoner's escape. When I was an army officer a rather stupid 2nd lieutenant attempted to do that and ended up being stabbed with a knife.

Furtheron said...

I think he was more concerned about an attempt to kidnap your boots clearly :-)