Theater of Cruelty Has Been Canceled
…Instead, ALL PRAISE to the WONDERFUL, dare I say SAINTLY, Nick, who neither smelled like cigarette smoke, nor was he covered with fire-extinguisher foam. By the way, he brought us food.
Speaking of Us, the Thought for the Day was uttered by my colleague A.J. Vader (daughter of Darth), who told a caller, “Ma’am, I’m not in the business of solving puzzles.” Well, WHY AREN’T YOU? I’ve been asked “Why are cigarettes so expensive?” (I told him that wasn’t an emergency, and he answered, “It is to me!”) I’m surprised no one has called 911 to find out the meaning of life yet.
Adding to my list of Things to Do on My Last Day of Work:
–asking “Am I clear for a meal?” on the air
–when an officer calls and says “I need….(fill in the blank),” saying “What about my needs?” (thanks, Karen)
–telling every person who calls to complain about someone texting while driving, “Well, you’re talking on the phone and driving!”
And, signing off with old-fashioned call letters, which I still remember, for each agency:
EPD–KSA931, VCS–KSF295, EFD–KSC497. Yes, I know nobody asked.