Friday, March 25, 2011

The Young Constable "bagels and tuna"

* a collection of stories and memories, in no particular order, from the life and times of John Clarke, who served as a policeman in the Australian Police Force, a great practical joker, he also had a great affinity with people and wildlife, was a champion swimmer, snooker player, loved golf, still loves fishing and is also an artist. I hope you enjoy his recollections - cheers, karin (his daughter)
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The young constable is one of the Century's innocents.  He has no malice in him.  He goes about his business in a quiet and private way, it's just that life's circumstances and strange and weird incidents have a habit of catching up with him. The young constable's father was amazed when he reached the age of 21, and why this is so, we just don't know except we must think that similar stories to those related here must have been occurring during the YC's  lifetime prior to him reaching his majority. Whenever I'm absent for a time one of the first questions I need answered on my return is whether any further Young Constable stories have occurred in my absence. These are some of the stories about the Young Constable that come to mind.  I have written them down as they are too good to allow them to be forgotten.
John Clarke

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Bagels and Tuna

The young constable had just come back from snow skiing in the USA and was told about a great little shop in Salt Lake City that makes beautiful bagels.

He called in and ordered a ham and cheese bagel and a cuppacino.

when the girl came with the order he noticed a cup of something on the tray next to the bagel.

He asked the girl what it was, thinking it was a side order with the bagel - she told him "a cup of tuna". Wonder what she said to her mates out the back when she took his order to the kitchen!!

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