Adventures of an Organizer

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So I'm working with HS late afternoon Saturday. Up in Heron's Cove (By the way, all names are fictional). Kinda out there in the middle of it's-a-small-town nowhere. And we're doing our thing, clearing a cabinet. Knickknacks, memorabilia, tools, sewing notions. And a bullet. Big 'ol thing, good three inches long. And live. I don't know the first thing about bullets, couldn't necessarily tell you the difference between a BB gun pellet and a duck gun shell. But my client knew it was live. Trusted my client, offered to take it because my client was scared of the thing.

Between my final destination (HOME!!!) and my client is a police station. Heron's Cove station. Straight shot from my client to the station. CLOSED ON SATURDAYS. WHAT???????

Between Heron's Cove and HOME is another station. Nickel. Real city. Promise. Not being a NY snob here. Went over immediately. CLOSED ON SATURDAYS.


Onwards to my city. Lavender. Big, big city compared to Nickel. CLOSED ON SATURDAYS. Yay me, I checked the hours before roaring over. Lavender police station open Monday 8:00AM. Amused the officer on desk duty with my saga, who took my name, age, phone number and bullet. Relief.

Comments (4)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I had to re-read your post, then all I can say is here in LA the police stations are open 24/7 but the result is the same.... worthless, they do not get involved because the District Attorney is a liberal and does not enforce the laws.... so with that said I was dropping off expired drugs but the container was full.... instead of taking it from me they said come back next week and when it is empty you can put it in REALLY???Endre

Nov 17, 2022 10:40 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Endre Barath, Jr. I've had the same challenges with expired-meds drop-offs for clients. Can't figure out if there are too few sites, too few people collecting, too few places that actually destroy the meds. Lauren

Nov 19, 2022 07:00 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lauren. Having read the comment from Endre Barath, Jr. I need more coffee to decide if he lives in Chicago West or I live in LA East? Same results, different location. Enjoy your day.

Nov 18, 2022 04:36 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Wayne Martin Activerain is one of the few places I avoid politics! 😉Lauren

Nov 19, 2022 06:59 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Too funny - and amazing that the police stations are closed on Saturdays.

Nov 18, 2022 05:03 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Kat Palmiotti I'm used to 24/7/364 from my NYC days. To say I was startled is an understatement. Lauren

Nov 19, 2022 06:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lauren - I also had the same initial response as others about finding the police station closed.  Now, I have a bigger concern as to the state of some people.  Sometimes, it is not about geography but about caring.  And I am thinking that comes through with you and this post.  And that is a good thing.  

Nov 18, 2022 05:12 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Michael Jacobs Thank you for such a sweet compliment! Lauren

Nov 19, 2022 06:57 AM
Michael Jacobs

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO - you're welcome.  

Nov 19, 2022 07:31 AM