Thursday, 26 June 2008
The Tale of the Lost Gold Fish
I know some of have heard this story before about my GOLD FISH, but just in case i thought i put in the blog!!! This is just how it appeared in the jogscotland website!!
Around my neck I wear a fish on a chain; I got it from my Roselyn over 20 years ago for my Christmas. It was quite expensive then and is 24 carat gold. Being a fisherman I really liked it, and now I am "retired" from the fishing it has a lot of sentimental value. When we were running around the town yesterday, at about 4 miles I felt it drop to ground so I picked it up, put it in my pocket, zipped it up and carried on running thinking nothing more about it.
When I got home I went to take it out of my pocket, although the chain was there, there was no fish!! As you can appreciate panic started to set in, soon I found a hole in my pocket and realised to my horror the fish had fell out my pocket whilst jogging. As a result i decided to trace my route around the town walking off course as their was no way you would find it if you was jogging, well I would say it is worse than looking for a needle in haystack! I never realised there was so much gold out there! Ciggy Packets that is!
After an hour I got home and with no sign of it I decided to inform the Police in case some happened to hand it in. So I went in the Police station in Peterhead, and the Sergeant asked me if he could help. This is the funny bit; you have my permission to laugh! I immediately answered "I have lost a GOLD FISH” well he looked at me like a real idiot! Anyway, after a few minutes I was able to explain it was a real gold fish but nae the kind he was thinking! I bet he is still laughing about it now!
Well the good news is the Gold Fish turned up, I retraced my route for a third time, and found it lying on the ground not far from where it originally dropped to ground, and yes I did inform the Sergeant that my GOLD FISH had turned up, and of course he was delighted.
Never wear expensive jewellery whilst out jogging
Never go to the Police Station reporting a lost GOLD FISH or you have every chance of being locked up straight away