My mind was in the gutter too.
I thought some nut was shooting (gun) at churches.
A few years ago we were in Ireland (Dublin) watching the St Patty's parade. There were 3 police officers right in front of the area we were watching from.
Like a dummy I looked at the one female (so pretty I wanted to hold out my hands & beg to be hand cuffed/arrested
) officer and ask if it was alright if I shot her.
Got quite a stir from her and the other officers.
They truly didn't seem to know what I meant at first.
Had to do some fast explaining, showing my camera with a big smile on my face.
Then they started laughing and I got the shot.