This is a true story. Well, I understand it to be true and it happened just last week. And nothing to do with the book above, which might or might not have had anything to do with what happened below.
John has told this story 2-3 times since Friday night and swears it is true.
Anyway, John works with Dan, who has a wife named Vee who works as a nurse with a lady who has a son with Down Syndrome. (Following me yet?)
Now this woman’s son is about 20-21 years old and is able to be living in his own apartment and has been doing well for some time with these living arrangements.
Anyway, Vee and the lady work some long 12+ hour days at the hospital. One day last week, the son calls the mom at work and says, “Mom, I need you to get over here, I have a troll in the closet!”
Mom says, “What? Don’t be silly. I have to work and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.” Mom goes home from work, sleeps/rests, and goes back to work for her 12+ day the next day.
Phone rings. It’s the son again. “Mom, you’ve got to come over, I really have a troll in the closet!”
The mom starts thinking something surely must be up with her Down Syndrome son, so she makes arrangements to leave work and go to his apartment.
Mom gets there and son lets her in. And sure enough, there are tables and chairs piled in front of the closet door and wedged underneath the doorknob blocking it shut. From inside the closet comes some loud knocking and banging.
Mom moves the furniture from blocking the closet, and out runs a “little person”, who goes straight for the phone and calls 911 for the police to come rescue him because he has been kidnapped!
The police arrive and find out that the midget was a Jehovah’s Witness who had been out knocking on doors at the apartment complex.
How the son grabbed him up and stuffed him in the closet is unknown.
We didn’t hear how it all resolved, we were too caught up screaming with laughter.