George was going to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garage. George opened the front door to go to the garage but saw silhouettes through the garage window! There were people in his garage! Burglars!
He immediately phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?” and George said no and explained the situation. The policeman on the phone explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when possible.
George said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my garage. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I’ve just shot them all.”
Then he hung up. In five minutes, three police cars and an ambulance arrived in front of his house. Of course, the police caught the burglars.
One of the policemen said to George: “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”
George said, “I thought you said that everyone was busy!”