A Process Server’s Story: Betty-Boop (By: Cherry Davis)
Below is a process server’s story written by Cherry Davis, one of PCP’s process servers. She retells a story of when she was attempting to serve a paper whenÂ two German shepherds decided they did not want her on their property.
“One summer evening Â â€“ just as the sun was setting â€“ I had my husband, Jerry, drive with me out to Lake Dallas to serve a subpoena.
When we arrived, Jerry parked at the front curb, and I made my way through a vine covered gazebo to a little cottage.Â I rang the bell and waited.
Suddenly, for no specific reason, I felt uncomfortable â€“ as though I was being watched from afar.Â I looked to my left and sweat broke out all over me â€“ my breathing became short and quick, and fear overwhelmed me.
There on my left â€“ not making a sound â€“ was the biggest German shepard I’d ever seen.Â The hair on her back was ruffled.Â Her lip was curled back to her nose.Â She was slightly crouched.Â All I could see were teeth!
Quietly â€“ barely moving my lips â€“ I said to my husband â€“ â€˜Jerry, help.Â Thereâ€™s a dog here and I think sheâ€™s seriously going to attack me.Â He replied, â€˜Sorry sugar, youâ€™re on your own.Â Her boyfriend has me trapped in the car!â€™Â I turned to look at him and there was the other Shepard â€“ feet on his carâ€“ same expression on its face and LOTS OF TEETH!Â Keep in mind, the window was rolled down!!
About that time, a man answered the door.Â He looked at my fearful face â€“ which by this time was a bit pissed.Â I ask him to call off the dogs!Â He clapped his hands and said, â€˜BETTY!Â BOOP! â€“ come.â€™ Â Â Both dogs ran to him wagging their tails behind them!
In all these years â€“ Iâ€™ve had many things happen which could have accelerated into problems, but this was the most frightening â€“ and of course funny when retelling the story.”
~Cherry Davis,Â PCP Process Server