And there I was, just moments before sitting up in the A-yard shack with the Fireman saying "This has been one of those nights when I am just not going to have anything to write about when I get home. Those always suck."
The Fireman and the Watcher and I were walking up to central at the end of shift when we hear Sore over on the other side of the camp call Sgt Uncle T on the radio and tell him to go to channel two. So naturally the whole camp goes to two to listen in. The conversation goes something like this:
Sore: Yeah Sarge, we got a guy down here complaining of chest pains and numbness in his left arm. I went ahead and called medical and they said they were too busy with shift change to answer a code 16 and they wondered if you would bring him up on the cart.
Uncle T: Sore, if you have a guy having chest pains, call a code 16!
Sore: Well, that's what I thought but they said they were busy and I don't want to just send him up there because he might fall out on the yard.
Uncle T: I'm not medically qualified to make that call and I'm not taking him on the cart! Call a code 16!
Sore: Oh, okay.
By the time we got to central we were all laughing our guts out and all the captains and lieutenants were shaking their heads and most of midnight shift was laughing at us for having such a knowledgeable and capable officer on our shift.
I just hope he's not there if I ever need medical attention. He'd probably try to psychoanalyze why I was really bleeding before he'd call for any help.
Gawd help us all.
One other thing happened in 1 house while I was out. Lancelot was out doing count and found an inmate asleep, so he wrote him a conduct violation for interfering with count. When Sarge went to read it, he asked the inmate if he wanted to plead guilty and he said "No." He wanted his cellie as a witness. He was going to fight this one and pretty sure his cellie would back him up on it. And when Sarge asked him for a short statement he said "I was asleep".
Man, what a jailhouse lawyer he's going to be! I don't think Melvin Belli could have come up with a more devious defense.
Don't forget! Sandwich Day and Housewives Day! Have the wife make you a sandwich and you can celebrate both at once! Let's hear it for 'em! yayyyyyy!
P.S. If you didn't read my post from earlier today, go check it out!
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