Wednesday, July 27, 2011
OPERATION DING DONG
It happens every summer! Teens and pre-teens, looking for something exciting to do, sneak out after their parents have gone to bed, roam the neighborhood and take turns ringing random doorbells. Last year it made us furious because we had elderly neighbors who were not only awakened by the early morning noise, but also frightened. (They have since moved to Idaho.)
This year the ring-a-ding doos are funnier! The kids have been ringing our doorbell occasionally between 2-3 a.m. It's a little startling, but it's very effective at giving us the wide-awakes INSTANTLY! I usually get up, take a peek out the window and see them racing off to the house next door to see if they can stir anybody awake there. They have no idea I'm watching and laughing.
I'm positive that the parents have NO IDEA this is going on. They're having a real exciting time, racing across lawns and the golf course in the middle of the night. They might be 14-15 years old, young boys making some memories. It'll stop once school starts.
BUT....tonight OPERATION DING DONG goes into effect. IF they decide to visit us tonight, Wing-Ding (that would be me!) is supposed to distract them (???) so Ding-Dong (that would be Honeybuns) can quickly get his black cat burglar outfit on and slip out the back door. He thinks he can "tail" the youngsters back to their house without being seen. He plans to wait until they slip back into their home and bide his time hiding in the bushes. After 15-20 minutes he plans to boldly walk up to the front door, ring the doorbell and surprise the PARENTS . He will then explain his purpose in waking them up in the wee hours. While all this is happening, I (Wing-Ding) is supposed to be waiting with my phone in hand attempting to wake up our neighborhood security man, aka Barney Fife. I will tell him that Ding is on the hunt and that he should drive around the area looking for a tall man dressed in black following a group of teens.
I can't wait! I hope they choose our house tonight! We need to make some hot summertime memories, too.
I have just a few hours to plan the DISTRACTION!
Maybe I'll just make some cookies and invite them in for a midnight snack! Or better yet, I'll go buy some DING DONGS!
They'll LOVE IT!