Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life Savers

Well, it was about as bad as I thought it might be, but nowhere as bad as I'd feared it would be. Six house with no KP, no Walleye, no Anakin.... just me and the Menace and Miz Trainwreck.


Sgt Uncle T and St Francis got to be life savers twice tonight. Once right after shift change some inmate in our house slipped coming out of the shower and fell flat on his back. I didn't see it but I heard him hit over the intercom. It was a pretty meaty thump and when i looked there was nobody near him so I know he didn't get thumped by someone else.

Sent the Menace and Trainwreck in there and they called the code 16. Sgt Uncle T and St Francis showed up to direct traffic and help get the guy on a stretcher. They ended up keeping him in medical over night so I guess it was legit.

Then, after I had been alone with those two all night, Sarge and the Saint showed up right before count to keep me company and help me decompress for about an hour.

Man, did I need that! I was close to falling on the floor and gnawing my own foot off. And I suspect my brain was about to chew it's way out through my ear to escape.

Thanks guys. You saved me.

I have been looking forward to tomorrow for a long time. It's Everything You Do Is Right Day.

Gawd, I hope it's true.


  1. Gnawing on your own foot sounds pretty gross. But when you really think about it it's actually a lot cleaner to gnaw on your feet than your own hands. The reason being that your feet do not touch every germ infested surface they come into contact with and your hands do.

    But that's not really the point. Is there nothing to do up there when your bored except to stand there or hope someone comes up to talk to you? I like to watch movies in my head when I'm bored. You should try that.

  2. Chanel- I was thinking about gnawing on myself in frustration. Riding herd on those two and keeping anything stupid from happening took alot of work. The Menace is always wanting to get in somebody's face and cause problems and aggravation. Not that he's a bad guy. He's just very zealous and dedicated to making sure that the inmates follow all of the rules to the letter. Trainwreck is a bit scatter brained (to say the least) and she needed some pretty close looking after. I'm not a good supervisor by temperament but I do my best when put into the situation.