Wednesday, November 12, 2008

life.

Well life tends to have its way with you sometimes. This will kind of be a rambly post.

I'm sure all of you know how tough the economy is right now. For those of us who don't work in a field that will always be necessary to society, our jobs are sometimes a bit tenuous. A third of my department got laid off last month. Fortunately I was safe, but I ended up doing the job of two people. It's been a stressful time. As if I didn't have enough time before...hooo boy.

As a result of being overworked and underpaid (i know, join the club, right?), I ended up getting sick. I have been laid up on my couch for the last three days. It doesn't help that I couldn't exactly figure out what was wrong with me. I felt like I'd been beat up, horrendous headache, nausea, lightheaded...it sucked.

However, I did have the pleasure of attending a party for the USMC birthday on Saturday, shortly before feeling as though I ran into a brick wall. Got to see a few more of the SWAT team, get to know them a little better. And yes, the newest members were there. I can tell you that she is the type of personality that fits in well with cops. I'll leave it at that for now.

One thing that I took out of that party is how easy it is to forget your 'manners' when you get back to normal society. At a cop party, there are pretty much no taboo subjects, no holds barred. You are expected to bust chops, crack jokes, and hear much more about these people that you do about your average Joe. I heard quite a few stories about one guy's wife, although generally the stories were about him and er...his shooting ability, let's say. Very, very amusing. You really have to be able to laugh at yourself, and dish it out as ruthlessly as you can.

I then get back to my mommy-group and crack jokes, later remembering that I have to watch myself and make sure they aren't misinterpreting what I've written! Fortunately I don't have a problem remembering what's taboo while I'm at work.

I'd love to hear some of my LEO family readers post their own cop-party stories though, if you're willing :)

6 comments:

copswife said...

This is an excellent suggestion and, yes, I know exactly what you mean! Cops get pretty randy/rowdy, don't they? I was trying to come up with something clever like ... they could make a tomato blush ... but I'm not sure that convays what I am trying to say. They could make a ... blush... help me out here. :-)

Kenny O said...

HOw ru today?
I need your help..I'm looking to make a T-Shirt for my website, I have a post outlining it, Can u take a look and see what u can add?
Cst KO

FroneAmy said...

I know what you mean, copswife. There has to be SOME phrase to illustrate how randy things can get.

It's good times though. :)

The Dispatcher and Her Officer said...

I can go from cop talk to church talk in nothing flat!!! We have odd sense of humors dont we?
-Dispatcher

MeadowLark said...

Best cop party we ever had was the night one of the on-duty deputies showed up... he was one of those young newbie guys, cuter than a bugs ear and just a sweetie. Needless to say, he is now known as "Dancing Deputy Dan" and while the clothes stayed on, he left nothing to the imagination. Funny guy!Those were some good times. This department is much, much more conservative. Except last year's SWAT party when we got out the branding iron. :)

MeadowLark said...

I forgot to ask: which (or both) of you were in our beloved Corps? Both of us here. Semper Fi.