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...