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Old 04-18-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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It was a dark and stormy night...

1979. Every teen in my neighborhood was talking about the movie "When A Stranger Calls". Including my sister's extremely annoying friend, 'Vicki'. She had just gotten a babysitting job, and was bragging about how nothing scared her.
That night, as a storm rolled into the city, I called the house that Vicki was babysitting at and whispered "Have you checked the children?". All I heard was "recluse, you're an..." right before the lights went out. Then I heard a scream, followed by dead air. Naturally, I was concerned. So I grabbed a flashlight and went to the house, where I found the front door wide open, the kids in bed, but no Vicki! Being a decent guy, I watched over the children until their parents arrived. I learned then that the entire city was blacked out. I came up with a quick B.S. story to explain Vicki's absence, got paid, and went home. I found out the next day that Vicki ran straight home and locked herself in her room. She never spoke to me again.
I think about her sometimes, on dark and stormy nights.
She's got kids now.
Maybe I'll give her a call.
Just wanted to share.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:21 AM   #2
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you know I was thinking the other day that today's kids are missing out on an entire part of fun because of today's telecommunications advances. no more annonymous queries about prince albert in a can, running refrigerators and so on. no more angtsy hot and sweaty crank calls. poor kids!
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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you two are something else!
If you pay me the fare I can come up and scare you both!
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:26 AM   #4
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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I just thought it was cool that he stayed with the kids after the sitter bolted
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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I just thought it was cool that he stayed with the kids after the sitter bolted
But what did the kids think about it?
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:56 PM   #7
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #8
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But what did the kids think about it?
The kids were so happy that recluse got the job and a sizable increase and that is the real reason she shut him out.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:46 PM   #9
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recluse does not babysit, as per his own request.
I would never allow harm to come to a child.
I prefer not to be around them.
The children in my story were asleep the entire time I was there.
I suspect sedation. They were 8, 6, and 5 at the time.
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you know I was thinking the other day that today's kids are missing out on an entire part of fun because of today's telecommunications advances.
Much is lost in this age of tweeting. Chirp, chirp!
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For about three years, I would pick up my nephews from daycare once a week and spend the day with them.
Every time, I woke up the next day sick with something.
Just another reason why I don't babysit.
And why I refer to some children as "Creeplets".
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...today's kids are missing out on an entire part of fun because of today's telecommunications advances. no more annonymous queries about prince albert in a can, running refrigerators and so on.
I called a department store once and asked if they had prince albert in a can, the guy that answered said "We sure do, but we let him out every night." To which I mumbled something about that being good and hung up in.
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I called a department store once and asked if they had prince albert in a can, the guy that answered said "We sure do, but we let him out every night." To which I mumbled something about that being good and hung up in.
Could somebody please explain the Prince Albert in a can thing for a confused Brit?
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