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There's one of those search helicopters flying over my neighborhood.

I must have missed a phone call from my mom.

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Well I didn't send a search helicopter but I did call the cops to check on my daughter when I hadn't heard from her for a few weeks during a rough time she was having (I was 1100 miles away). She was mortified but laughs about it now. Hey, whatcha gonna do? As a mom... you do what ya gotta do!

BeeHappy Level 9 Apr 2, 2019

So we have the Same mom.

Mokvon Level 8 Apr 2, 2019

When I was active duty in Germany in the late 70s or early 80s, one of the guys in my unit got a message to call the Red Cross. He was freaking out, and I asked, "when was the last time you called or wrote to your mom?" Well, it had been weeks, and mama called the Red Cross to do a health and welfare check on him. This was pre cell phone/internet days. Jeebus, I'm a dinosaur.


I knew it was you before scrolling down to check. You always make me smile.

gigihein Level 8 Apr 1, 2019


Amisja Level 8 Apr 1, 2019

You better call her at once because who know whom she gets to come to your house next.

Jolanta Level 8 Apr 1, 2019

Like the concept of helicopter $$$.

ToolGuy Level 8 Apr 1, 2019

Gives new meaning to the term "helicopter parents."

bleurowz Level 8 Apr 1, 2019

Did you know the Viet Cong used to cause helicopter crashes by laying on their backs in the weeds, with crossbows that had nuts n bolts, attached to wires, wrapped around the crossbow arrows? When they'd shoot them up at the helicopters, the wires would get entangled with the rotor blades, causing the chopper to suffer "engine failure".

Well this just took a dark turn......

Very inventive.

@TheAstroChuck @darknight Very often low-tech solutions are superior. The crossbow had a greater inherent accuracy and hitting power than the longbow, and in theory was the better weapon. Yet English longbow men annihilated them. Why? Their arrows flew, and therefore had greater range, whilst they could take aim and fire in a third of the time it took to rewind a crossbow. Accuracy was achieved by requiring every able bodied man in England to spend Sundays practising archery on the village green after church. That is why the numerically and technologically superior French forces were defeated time and time again.

Sticky fly paper and equivalent is often more effective than UV light and electrocuting zappers.


"Are you OKAY" being shouted through a megaphone......

mojo5501 Level 7 Apr 1, 2019

Nah! "Keep your hands where we can see 'em"

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