Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Here in Mexico
The most feared law enforcement agents…
Are the judiciales, similar to our F.B.I.
If they’re at your door—dun, dun duuuuuun…
You’re going to jail.
After my blog post yesterday…
Where I successfully scared some followers…
About the wildlife in the area where I live…
I just know the time is coming when…
“Who’s there?”
(please be a joke)
“The Judiciales.”
Lord! I’m going to jail!
“Open up. We’re confiscating your laptop.”
“Oh, please don’t. I can’t live without it.”
“You’re scaring tourists away with your stupid blog.”
“I’m just trying to be amusing. Get it? Em-musing.”
“We don’t think it’s funny that you’re scaring
tourists. Tourism is what this area depends on. 
You’re robbing families of income. ”You're meaner
than the cartels.'
“I’m so sorry!”
“Am I going to jail? I really don’t want to rot.”
“Not this time, but if we catch you scaring anymore
tourists we’ll haul you off to a dungeon.”
“Thank you! Thank you!”
“And gringa? Do you remember when you got your
residency visa you were told to learn Spanish?”
“Yes, uh…I mean SI.”
“Well, you’re not doing very well, are you?”
“No. And I’m not saying ‘no’ in English…
Because ‘no’ is ‘no’ in Spanish too, no?”
“Don’t’ be a smart ass.”
“Sorry. I mean lo siento.”
“Better learn faster because we’re watching you.”
***Earth to Leigh. Snap out of it!***
Guess my mind took a little side trip.
So tell me…
Ever have a government agent knock at your door?
And does your mind take you on side trips?
Where do you go?

Always, Em-Musing


farawayeyes said...

Had to go back and read yesterdays post for this to make complete sense. Ha, ha, ha - don't scare the tourists we all need them.

Adam said...

Never had anyone knock at my door

Sandy Campbell said...

I enjoyed it.....was for real right?!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your post didn't scare me!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I work for the gubment.

The Desert Rocks said...

Oh dear, mui problemo. Good luck Leigh! We have your back. :)

paula contreras said...

If it wasn't for the side trips my mind takes Em, I wouldn't go anywhere. LOL
Loved this one.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Spanish is such a fantastic language; learning it could be difficult, but once I learned the basics I fell in love. :)

Samantha Vérant said...

The real question is: was he cute? Because that wouldn't be so scary. And your mind could take another side trip...

DL Hammons said...

If you rise to the level of criminal behavior that they put a bounty on your head...I'm totally turning you in!! :)

A Beer For The Shower said...

My neighbors think I brew meth, and yet no FBI agents have come by. I'm beginning to think they take me lightly as a drug lord kingpin.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Depends on how much the bounty is :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Actually, I HAVE had a government agent knock on my door, but it was concerning a background check on someone getting a security clearance, so they didn't get to arrest me that day. There's always the future!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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