Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pay Attention!!!

Okay, here's the scenario: First of all, you are working at a prison. Enough to make you want to pay some attention to your surroundings, right?

Secondly, you are working in the Adseg unit, which pretty much houses the stupidest and the most dangerous offenders in the prison. One of whom had already snapped out and assaulted a staff member earlier in the day.

Third, you are working the bubble, which controls not only the opening but the closing of all the doors in the aforementioned Adseg unit.

Isn't THAT good enough reason to be paying attention to what was going on in the house?

Then WTF?

I know the cat that was up there. He's been around long enough to know what's what. And while he's not assigned Adseg, he's worked here enough to know how the house runs.

There are five lockups in the sally port. All waiting to be put into cells. Why the snap can I not get a door open? Why the frack are you up there yakking on the phone and not watching where your staff is?


All I know it was enough to piss me right the frack off. Couldn't get anything done. He would only open the door when you screamed or if the Sarge was there. I finally gave up and went outside.

Of course, it took me five minutes to get the freaking door open.

If you can't tell, the regular bubble guy wasn't there. Apparently he was sick. Of course, he's like 100 years old and he has 85 kids. If I was him, I'd be sick, too.

Maybe he will be back tomorrow. I sure hope so.


  1. Wait....I don't want to work at a prison! If I'm going to have a real job, it's going to be something like 'Chocolate Taster' or 'Flower Sniffer'!

  2. Amy- Somebody has to be on the outside doing those things. Otherwise those of us on the inside would forget what we are missing. You go girl!

  3. You don't have a regular bubble guy on wed, thurs.
    I know better.
    You're lieing to us!!
    Who the hell was this, or these people?

  4. Vinnie- It wasn't our shift. It was on day shift. The big "C" called out and they stuck a utility up there.