Channel 5 news last night ran a piece on mailbox theft in OKC. Without doubt the highlight was the interview with a little old lady called Helen Catlin.
She looked like anyone's Grandma until the reporter asked her what she would do if she caught anyone stealing her mail. Her answer was somewhat unexpected for a Brit'!
"I'd hurt them, in fact I'd cripple them and if need be I'd kill them, they come on my property and I'm gonna hurt them bad or kill them" - that was the gist of it....anyway the words hurt, cripple and kill were all in there for sure. She was all FIRED UP and this was said with ALOT of Granny gusto!
Now I can guarantee you might see the occasional rankled Granny on British TV and she might be pretty wound up about an issue. But I can also guarantee you'd never hear her say she'd hurt the protagonist, cripple or kill them with such fervour; mean it, have the ability to do so and be within the law....LOL!
Helen had me in fits of laughter but I took her threats pretty seriously, after all you have gun-toting Granny's with a 'make my day' law to back them up here.
Maybe this is what the retired and often picked upon older population of the UK needs - access to guns and a law to uphold their rights to defend their property!
I can't believe I am beginning to sound like a gun advocate....I am definitely morphing into an Okie!