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(Abc.net.au)   Intruders break into the wrong house, apologize, and then break into the house next door   (abc.net.au ) divider line
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2004-12-28 11:43:03 PM  
Good thing for them they didn't try that in Texas.
 
2004-12-29 12:26:17 AM  
hey, politeness goes a long way.
 
2004-12-29 12:28:59 AM  
In England, even the mob is polite about it, why can't we have more of that in america?
 
2004-12-29 12:30:23 AM  
Wow. I guess chivalry isn't dead yet.
 
2004-12-29 12:33:59 AM  
Pythonesque what what?
 
2004-12-29 12:34:33 AM  
Plank of wood? WTF?
 
2004-12-29 12:35:54 AM  
Article didn't mention that they were caught - how dumb could they really be? NAvigational mishaps happen.
 
2004-12-29 12:36:40 AM  
Sorry! So, so sorry!
 
2004-12-29 12:38:23 AM  
Sorry, my bad! What's for dinner?
 
2004-12-29 12:43:29 AM  
i applaud them for their kindness in apologizing

it was the gentlemen thing to do.
 
2004-12-29 12:43:56 AM  
Must been the wrong carbon based lifeforms
 
2004-12-29 12:45:06 AM  
King of Swamp Castle: Who are you?
Prince Herbert: I'm your son!
King of Swamp Castle: No, not you!
Sir Lancelot: I am Sir Launcelot, sir.
Prince Herbert: He's come to rescue me, father!
Sir Lancelot: Well, let's not jump to conclusions.
King of Swamp Castle: Did you kill all those guards?
Sir Lancelot: Um... oh, yes! Sorry.
King of Swamp Castle: They cost fifty pounds each!
Sir Lancelot: Well, the thing is, I thought your son was a lady.
King of Swamp Castle: Well, I can understand that.
 
2004-12-29 01:08:30 AM  
[image from talisman.org too old to be available]
 
2004-12-29 01:35:33 AM  
Good thing that the crown took away all the guns, otherwise, there would be violence.

/Oh wait....
 
2004-12-29 01:38:12 AM  
As was alluded to earlier on this thread, this has all the elements of a Monty Python skit.
 
2004-12-29 01:51:48 AM  
The same situation had already been told by Goscinny, and drawn by Uderzo:
[image from photos1.flickr.com too old to be available]
/Copy cats...

The whole page or closeups can be found here:
[image from photos1.flickr.com too old to be available]
 
2004-12-29 01:52:27 AM  
I wish for once somebody would break into my house while I'm home. And yes, I live in Texas :)
 
2004-12-29 01:57:11 AM  
Here it would have been ATF breaking into wrong home, realizing it, and terrorizing them anyway. As in Missouri and Illinois.
 
2004-12-29 01:57:13 AM  
lol bmihura... why would you want that?
 
2004-12-29 02:02:13 AM  
"Whats in YOUR wallet?"

/end commercial
 
GSC
2004-12-29 02:22:26 AM  
reminds me of that scene in Weird Science (although it wasn't a wrong address).
 
2004-12-29 03:08:47 AM  
I wonder if this guy ordered a "good going over"

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2004-12-29 03:35:03 AM  
... I don't get the comments here. How exactly would guns make this situation better?... If the people living there had guns, odds are the people breaking in would have guns too. If guns were involved instead of a plank of wood, someone would be dead by now, either the criminals, the innocent family, or the kid they were after.
 
2004-12-29 03:44:49 AM  
The real question is...did they apologise to the guy they beat the stuffing out of? (either before or after the event, I'm not fussed with details)
 
2004-12-29 04:27:04 AM  
Victoly

As someone who can read Japanese, I found that quite amusing.

For the kanji/hiragana impaired, here it is in romaji. Get a dictionary:

go-meiwaku (w)o BUKKAKEmasu.

/hehe
 
2004-12-29 05:34:45 AM  
Red Space Dragon
Of course it wouldnt make anything better; in fact it would be a hell of a lot worse. The guys breaking in would have guns drawn ready to fire, whereas the "texans" in this thread would have their guns safely locked up (assuming they were responsible gun owners). In England you have one frightened woman and a beat up kid, in texas you would have one dead kid, and 50/50 chance on the woman being shot too. And probably no apology to boot.
 
2004-12-29 07:27:46 AM  
here is my japanese

BAKA NI SHINAI DE!!

ANATA NO Girlfriend no omanko ga oishii desu soshiate watashiwa anata no omanko ga hairishymasu.

HAHA!!
 
2004-12-29 09:40:42 AM  
I wish I lived in a country where the criminals were so polite.
 
2004-12-29 09:56:48 AM  
So, they went to all the trouble of breaking into two different homes, armed with knives and a big stick, and "beat up a young man - presumed to be their intended victim - although he was not seriously hurt". Eh?

/gentle poke with the stick?
 
2004-12-29 09:58:40 AM  
I guess they were well-to-do Bagginses from the Shire to be so polite when burgling a house.
 
2004-12-29 10:15:40 AM  
and further reports show they also apologized to the neighbor after giving him the ass beating that they set out to deliver in the first place.
 
2004-12-29 10:17:56 AM  
I did not see a picture from the Monty Python burglar sketch. I am very dissapointed.
 
2004-12-29 12:30:19 PM  
odigon

When you know there's a significant chance you may be shot, the overall amount of crime actually goes *down*. It eliminates all the mid-range stuff. Only the hardcore violent stuff that was gonna happen anyway regardless of the possiblilty of your victim being armed will happen. No polite thugs to beat you up... too much chance of a heavily armed "victim".

It all comes down to risk vs. payout. Arm the populace and the risk becomes too high for most, lowering the crime rate. An armed society is a polite society.

\for mandatory gun training and ownership, and open carry
\\not interested in debating the issue
 
2004-12-29 12:51:04 PM  
mamoru: :^) Or rather, \^_^/

I didn't figure I'd find a proper one, though, and now that I'm, er, sober, I see that I was right.

Plus, I, uh, didn't notice it at the time. :^D
 
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