Monday, December 05, 2011

You Know You're a Cop If ...

There are a lot of jobs I wouldn't want to have, but being a police officer is high on the list. It's a noble profession, and one that is - unfortunately - critically necessary, but the risk-vs-monetary reward ratio and the degree of respect provided by most people make it a relatively undesirable way to earn a living. Not to mention the sheer joy of spending each day seeing people at their worst.

But every profession has its humorous side, and law enforcement is no exception. Shamelessly lifted from Miss Cellania's website is this riff on the police officer's life ...

You Know You're a Cop If ...

You have the bladder capacity of five people.

You have ever restrained someone and it was not a sexual experience.

You believe that 50% of people are a waste of good air.

Your idea of a good time is a "man with a gun" call.

You conduct a criminal record check on anyone who seems friendly towards you.

You believe in the aerial spraying of Prozac and birth control pills.

You disbelieve 90% of what you hear and 75% of what you see.

You have your weekends off planned for a year.

You believe the government should require a permit to reproduce.

You refer to your favorite restaurant by the intersection at which it's located.

You have ever wanted to hold a seminar entitled: "Suicide: Getting It Right the First Time."

You ever had to put the phone on hold before you begin laughing uncontrollably.

You think caffeine should be available in IV form.

You believe anyone who says, "I only had two beers" is going to blow more than .08.

You find out a lot about paranoia just by following people around.

Anyone has ever said to you, "There are people killing other people out there and you are here messing with me."

People flag you down on the street and ask you directions to strange places ... and you know where they're all located.

You can discuss where you are going to eat with your partner while standing over a dead body.

You are the only person introduced at social gatherings by profession.

You walk into places and people think it's high comedy to grab their buddy and shout, "They've come to get you, George!"

You do not see daylight from November until May.

People shout, "I didn't do it!" when you walk into a room and think they're being hugely funny and original.

A week's worth of laundry consists of 5 T-shirts, 5 pairs of socks,and 5 pairs of underwear.

You've ever referred to Tuesday as "my weekend," or "this is my Friday."

You've ever written off guns and ammunition as a business deduction.

You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, "Boy, it sure is quiet tonight."

Discussing dismemberment over a meal seems perfectly normal to you.

You find humor in other people's stupidity.

You have left more meals on the restaurant table than you've eaten.

You feel good when you hear "these handcuffs are too tight."

Law enforcement: It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. Thanks.

Have a good day. Stay out of trouble. More thoughts tomorrow.



Amanda said...

My brother will appreciate this list, he's a rookie police officer.

Mike said...

'You find humor in other people's stupidity.'

This is what keeps the bloggerhood going.

Wv: spaterr - Missed the spittoon again.