Tara Cards?

Apologies to my NOLA readers but I’ve decided to recycle this post for my national congregation. I wanna hear what sort of smart ass comments y’all have. Amen.

It comes from a NOPD press release so naturally it’s in blue:

I complained a few weeks ago about gettingblue spammed by the NOPD. I hereby retract that comment. There’s comedy gold to be mined from them thar press releases. Here’s the latest:

Superintendent of Police Ronal W. Serpas discusses the brief case incident that occurred on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, in Jackson Square:

On October 5, 2010, at 9:39 A.M., Eighth District officers were dispatched to Chartres and Saint Ann Streets regarding a large red suitcase in front of a restaurant in that area. Officers quickly responded and were on scene minutes later at 9:43 A.M. The officers located the suitcase at which time a Cabildo Police Officer advised the officers that the case belonged to a Tara Card reader. Upon further investigation, the officers opened the case and found the case to contain a table cloth and Tara Cards which is consistent to the belongings of a Tara Card Reader. The officers were able to locate the owner, a Tara Card reader, who was setting up a stand in the area.

On this same day, at 10:32 A.M., officers were dispatched a second time to Jackson Square regarding luggage in front of a location for an unknown amount of hours; luggage could be located a few feet away from a bench. Again, officers quickly responded and were on scene minutes later at 10:37 A.M. Upon arrival, the officers located the same Tara Card reader, near a bench, to be in possession of the same suitcase.

Superintendent Serpas said, “After a review of the incident, it was found that the officers responded properly and followed proper procedures in handling the incident.”

The first time I read tara cards I assumed it was a typo. It was not. So, I turned on the deep thought machine. Is tara Yat for terror? Probably not. It could, however, involveGone With The Windtrading cards; you know like baseball cards. I’m very interested in getting my hands on a Prissy “I don’t know nothin’ about birthin’ no babies, Miz Scarlet” card or a Scarlet and the harlot card. Hmm, I wonder if Bitter Vitter is a Belle Watling fan? Instead, it’s all about a tarot card reader who keeps leaving her suitcase on the Square. Boring.

9 thoughts on “Tara Cards?

  1. Well, at least you aren’t in Alabama, where they consider the “Googlin’ Box” to be demon-magic and think writing is a sure sign of being gay (and possibly Yankee).

  2. The police should have told the tara card reader to take her whole kitten caboodle and go to another town.

  3. Oddly enough, SB, I like the Chief. He’s made a positive impact already and came to RT and performed very well. He just needs a press person who knows that tara and tarot aren’t the same thing.

  4. I can spell tarot (and many other words correctly) and I like Serpas, too (even got my pic w/him at RTV) – I’ll be his press person. That will help him AND get me a job in NOLA!

  5. It’s just amazing how a big red suitcase gets attention, isn’t it?

  6. Tara reader: “That’s the Scarlett O’Hara card, reversed!”
    Customer: “Whatever does it mean?”
    Tara reader: “It means… um… yesterday is another day? Oh, and you shall go hungry again.”

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