Friday, March 25, 2011

The Young Constable and "mobile phones"

* 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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MOBILE PHONES'

A friend was flying to Sydney and had contacted the YC to catch up.  The YC organised to pick up his friend at the airport and catch up, he left his mobile number just in case he got held up at his new job, on the ground at a well known Australian airport.

The friend arrived at the airport and waited out the front as planned, but the YC was nowhere to be seen.  After half an hour the friend rang the mobile number the YC had left, however, the phone rang out.  The friend became puzzled, he thought maybe something was wrong.  He tried another two times but the YC's mobile phone rang out.

The friend thought he would wait a bit longer.  About an hour later, the YC drove up in his car and the friend got in.  He said, "what happened."  The YC said, "Yeah I did have to work a bit longer."  the friend told the YC he had rung the mobile number the YC had given him a number of times and it had rung out.  The YC said, "Yeah, I wouldn't have heard it, we wear headphones on the Tarmac."

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