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Woman worried about clown fiasco

Woman worried about clown fiasco

Dear Tante Camilla,

What do you think of all this clown mess? All these people dressing up trying to scare people and then people getting arrested for wearing clown masks. I’m scared just to take my garbage out at night! 


Clowning around

Dear Clowning around:

All this clown business reminds me of when I was a little girl. I was staying with my mamère PeePee one week when my parents went to the camp it was froid, froid that hiver and momma didn’t want me to get sick before my confirmation. Well one night something was going around scratching on the windows and making a howling sound. Mamère thought it was a babette so she got out a rifle and shot clear through the window screen.

Well we heard some howling all right but it was a boy howling because mamère nearly shot his head off. She blew a hole clean through the top of his chapeau. Come to find out some boys down the street thought it would be funny to scare us. Well mamère grabbed him by the arm and marched him to his daddy’s house and told him what happened and chère mon Dieu did we hear some howling the whole way home. Pauvre bette probably couldn’t sit for a week.

Anyway, bonjour, mes amis. This is Tante Camilla ready to give you some advice. So venez ici and écoutez.

At first I thought all this clown business was just some kids making the misere and people were getting all exitayed for nothing. Then I read in the Gazette that a 29 year old couyon put on the mask and jumped out to scare a man at work and then they got in a fight and it reminded me of the story with mamère PeePee. I don’t know why a man who is almost 30 years old would do something so fonchock. But I understand why the man that he scared hit him. When people are scared they react that way sometimes. And I read that the Sheriff said he’s not going to put up with this nonsense, which is good. We got enough couyons running around. So I think anyone who tries to push his luck is just asking for trouble.

But I want to remind everyone that just because mamère PeePee got lucky and didn’t kill nobody that night doesn’t mean you should go around like Dirty Harry shooting in the dark because you think a babette is outside.

Eh ben, c'est tout pour asteur. When I get another question you’ll get another answer.

-Tante Camilla

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