“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The daily bits

- Apparently some of our road supervisors have given up even the pretense of trying to call out the bomb squad for stuff. Hopefully this gets straight soon before someone gets hurt on another "nothing" call.

- I swear sometimes my truck must be invisible. I mean - it's bigger than some places I have lived, the big "POLICE" letters would you think be obvious, the whole blue lights on top thing - but yet again today I had someone go screaming by me in the triple digits on the interstate & then have that moment of shock when I not only followed them, but stopped them. Yes Virginia, police trucks can stop you just as well as the cars can...

- The guy the other night who got my gun pointed at him, some loud verbiage, and four tickets before we were done? Said gentleman called in to Internal Affairs today - to leave a COMPLIMENT for me... No, no misspelling there. He was apparently pleased with how I treated him, and not going to jail and all that. Sometimes folks still surprise me.


Jon said...

The single time I ended up on the wrong side of the law (for not doing my own due diligence - always show up for court, even if you shouldn't have to according to a court official - it'll be your ass, not thiers...) I frequently found myself defending the officers who apprehended me.

Many, many of my family felt that such a good and law abiding boy shouldn't be treated this way - but they were only doing their jobs handing out a bench warrant.

They didn't know if I had a warrent for violence, or a simple traffic citation (It was the latter.) They were just looking out for themselves (and I complied mighty quick, unlike your complimentor, I did NOT want a gun pointed at me post haste).

Afterwards it was clear to me as they looked up the warrent at my behest (Because at the time I had no idea what they were pulling me in for.) that they didn't know what the warrent was for, and while I found it comical later that I warrented a pair of cop cars, spotlights and possibly the activation of a out of use train crossing (long story) they were just doing they're jobs making sure that the both of us got home safely to our familys that night.

Christina RN LMT said...

That's amazing.

I've had instances where my clients were VERY demanding, and I was certain they didn't enjoy the massage. Only to find out they tipped me very well and complimented me to my manager. It's confusing sometimes.

Angela said...

Well, congrats on the compliment, better than a complaint any day!! Also LOL sometimes I wonder world people are in when driving.


Anonymous said...

Maybe he liked the rough talk and the gun. ;-) Just kidding.