Sunday, December 4, 2016
A dinner and a show
The Engineer went to a retirement dinner for another engineer. They were in a restaurant sitting along a bank of windows.
As they ate a shoplifter ran out of a store, paused to yank away a woman's purse and take off. The shoplifter did not notice the rather large and fit male companion of the woman. The other fellow took off after the shoplifter and tackled him right outside the restaurant. Two of the engineers are ex-military (and one of them was the retiree) so they went out to help the fellow and they held down the shoplifter for him. Then 7 police cars showed up (they had been called by the store and were expecting to have to search a large retail area). One of the policemen joked that the retirement dinner had turned into a dinner and a show. :-)