Friday, December 07, 2012

Hope for 'em yet...

Working at the Substation on Wednesday.  I had a semi-busy day, one of the other volunteers left ornaments out, and asked me to decorate.

I then found out that the ornaments had enough glitter on them to decorate the office without even putting them up... The volunteers wear black, and when I finished, I had to spend about 10 minutes brushing off all the gold and silver from my clothing... My face... My hair...

Then the usual folks in and out, and saying hi to the deputies.  I was happy to see that one deputy was back, he'd been in a pursuit, and the guy he was pursuing decided to turn tables and play destruction derby!  But it was just scrapes and bruises.

And the county getting him a new patrol vehicle...

Had a bit of empathy for one of the other deputies, he fell and broke a leg. Kinda know what he's going through.  I don't wish that on much of anyone, especially this time of year!!!

Anywho, I was getting ready to leave.  The sub here is where the work release folks get picked up and dropped off.  Work release allows the "good behavior" people, who are either working off fines, or doing community service to show up for work release and go home at night.

You get all kinds in this crowd.  Some who are just biding time until they can get out of the work, some who are... clueless.  A few who you wonder how they aren't locked up.  I don't know how many times I have been asked for cigarettes and use of the phone, (usually in that order.)  I don't smoke, but I have let a few use the phone. If they ask nicely.

Then there is the one that was there Wednesday.  After my shift is over, I am to take down the flag, roll it up, and take it in the building.  I went out, and the flag was all tangled up (we had wind).  I carefully untangled it, rolled it up, and turned to go back in the building.

And saw one of the work crew standing at full attention, saluting.  He did so, respectfully, and waited until I'd gone into the building.

It's nice to know that we have a few of those guys, too...

10 comments:

  1. There isstill some good in the bad. Lovely post. Glitter is nice although it drives my husband mad.

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  2. Some are good, just made a mistake. Some are just clueless, and some, well...

    I don't mind glitter in moderation. When I can wear it without fear of being seen, it's a bit much...

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  3. I made the mistake of buying some wrapping paper with glitter on it. It was only a little bit of glitter - but it's amazing how far that stuff spreads!

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  4. I am not a great fan of glitter, I would much rather have something bright and shiny, not glittery, so that didn't help. Plus looking very obvious when I finished. Sheesh.

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  5. My brothers can never stop arguing about glitter, to buy cheap one that does not come off just by dusting or to buy a little expensive one that does not cling to their suits.

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    1. This wasn't the expensive stuff, trust me...

      Cat

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  6. Glitter is the bane of mommy existence, unless you just decide to live with it. It gets everywhere and cannot be picked up.

    Some, it seems, learned their lessons young, forgot a couple of the rules, and are going to head back to that straight and narrow. At least, i hope so.

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    1. I use glitter sparingly, but there was a time when I loved glitter. I guess I should have realized why Mom had a place, and only ONE place where I did glitter on stuff...

      I just didn't think gold glitter looked very professional on my outfit. :/

      Cat

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  7. What a nice post. I like that salute to the flag. Glitter is just like dog hairs, sticks to everything.

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    1. I was happy about it, too. And yes, just like dog (or cat hair)... Except it's more of a show off! ;)

      Cat

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