One year, Johnny's family was having the "extended family" 4th of July cookout
at their home. One of the special treats that year was the lighting of the
fireworks (Roman candles, bottle rockets, missile batteries, etc.) they had bought
out of state. (because they are illegal in their state, of course!)Just before they
were to arrive, a cousin calls, saying their neighbor's plans had just fallen
through, and could they bring them along to the picnic - they even had extra
food to bring. "Sure, the more the merrier!"
Upon arrival and meeting of their cousin's neighbor, it is discovered that he's a
police officer. The father turns as innocently as he can to Johnny, and whispers
to him to grab the paper bag of fireworks sitting in the kitchen and hide them
somewhere quickly. Johnny disappears, and the father changes the topic to food
for the day. The family had brought some chicken to grill, so the father tells then
the gas grill is all set to use out back - just turn on the gas and push the ignition
button with the lid still closed.
They head out the back, as Johnny comes back in through the front door. The
father hurries to him and says "Whew, that was close! That man's a police
officer, and he almost saw the fireworks. Did you hide them real well?"
"Oh, yes, nobody will ever think to look in the grill!"