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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Finding A Hitchin' Post Can Be A Bitch

I've been slacking off lately, haven't I? It's another one of those times where I just can't find my muse. I've looked everywhere, honestly. I've looked under the bed, behind the bookcase, even in the dryer and it seems my mojo has just left the building or taken a vacation.

Lucky muse.

But in an effort to bring you the latest in late-breaking news, this little gem popped up this evening on Yahoo News. Maybe you can forgive me for being lazy since this item does sort of stay in the same genre as Buddy The Donkey. Hey, gimme a break.

BERLIN - An early-morning German bank customer had a bit of a shock when he found a horse already in line at the automatic teller machine in front of him. It seems the horse's owner, identified only as Wolfgang H., had a bit too much to drink the night before and decided to sleep it off inside the bank's heated foyer, police said Tuesday.

The 40-year-old machinist told Bild newspaper he had had "a few beers" with a friend in Wiesenburg, southwest of Berlin, and decided to hit the hay in the bank on his way home.

"It was late, it was already dark and cold," he was quoted as saying.

Confronted with the lack of a hitching-post, he brought the 6-year-old horse, named Sammy, in along with him.

When a customer came across the horse and sleeping rider in the bank at 4:15 a.m. Monday, he called police, who then came and woke the owner up and sent him on his way.

No charges were filed, but there might be some cleanup needed: Apparently Sammy made his own after-hours deposit on the carpet.

Rest assured, dear reader(s?), something whacky is bound to happen to CruiserMel. I'm due.

10 comments:

RockDog said...

It would have been more fun if he had a monkey...

CruiserMel said...

Isn't everything more fun if ya have a monkey?

Sgt said...

I'm still trying to get this monkey off my back. Does that count?

Tug said...

My uncle rides his horse into the bar...they let him. But he's always made it home!

Bev said...

Talk about odd news, but funny.

tfg said...

An assmonkey would have been funnier, yet.

puerileuwaite said...

It just goes to show, that you can lead a horse to an ATM, but you can't make him withdraw his own deposit.

hapsmysis said...

you're due - when? do tell...

Sassy Blondie said...

I like horses...and monkeys.

Dezdmona said...

The monkey's name is "Jack".
*big grin*