Friday, October 2, 2009

Tell Me Thursday – Beer theft!

StolenBeer For my Wordless Wednesday submission this week, I posted the dandy photo over to the left.

That photo is a bit cryptic, to be sure. What does it all mean? The good folks over at Tell Me Thursday have inspired me to explain these random photos I tend to throw at my blog from time to time so I’ll do just that.

We had our Arkansas Realtors Association (ARA) convention in Hot Springs this week. I’ve mentioned a time or two that I handle public relations for that group, right? On the first night of the convention, the ARA hosted a party and we bought about 25 cases (actually, 30 packs) of beer for the event.

We bought far too much. In fact, over half of it was left at the end of the night. So my friend and co-worker Dave and I had to keep up with it all.

Now, Dave drives a pickup truck. On Wednesday – about an hour before we were set to leave and head back to the office in Little Rock – we parked his pickup across the street from the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The bed was full of beer so we concealed it with a couple of black tablecloths. By the time we got back to the truck, we noticed one of the tablecloths was missing. We noticed about five cases of beer were missing, too.

Oh, and they grabbed our dolly cart while they were at it (that’s pictured in the photo, too).

Dave and I thought about that a little bit and realized something – we provided the thieves with beer, a dolly to haul it off with and a way to conceal what they were carrying. We did everything except load it up for the miscreants, in fact. We did drive around a bit to see if we could spot anyone pushing a concealed dolly around Hot Springs somewhere but we had no luck.

I just bet someone in Hot Springs is – at this very moment – drunk as hell and laughing at us. Rats.


We went and started a blog at the ARA – The Arkansas Realtor. One of the dandy fun things we do over there is podcasting. The most recent one concerns Wade Rivers – a Realtor in Mena, Ark., and author who is promoting his book (it’s a thriller, and a good one, too!) Click here to read a bit about Rivers and access the podcast. Fun, fun.


Karen said...

OMG! They must've thought they hit paydirt! LOL

The Natural State Hawg said...

Karen -- and they'd be right!