I do like to have fun at work when I can. Even and especially working in a prison. If you can't keep a sense of humor here, then you need to go somewhere else or this place will drive you crazy.
One of the things I like to do is to make ridiculously impossible demands of the inmates now and then just to make them go "What?" Like telling a worker to repaint the sidewalks or catching someone doing something small that's wrong and saying "Give me five million pushups and I'll let you off."
I just like to see the look on their face while they try to figure out if I'm kidding or not.
At one point during the evening I walked into the house and saw that the floor was wet. About halfway down the hall an inmate was busily mopping the tile. I stopped and said "Hey! You're getting the floor all wet! What's the deal?"
He looked at me and blinked a few times and his mouth came open. Finally he managed to say "I gotta mop the floors, Sarge."
I gave him my best frown and said "Well, get some paper towels and dry this off when you're done! I don't like all this wetness!"
His eyes got a little wider and he said "Ummm...... No?"
I couldn't take it any more and I laughed. Miz Slim came up and said "I think they're on to you, Sarge!"
I've been around enough now to know that a good amount of time I'm not serious when I say crazy snit like that. Dang it.
But I still love seeing that momentary "deer in the headlights" look. That cracks me up.
So... what freaking day is this? Ah. Sunday. April 1st. And we all know what that day is.
April Fools Day. A perfect day for me. Aside from that it's also One Cent Day, International Tatting Day, International Tongue Twister Day, Sorry Charlie Day and National Sourdough Bread Day.
Please be a fool responsibly!
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht - *That's an old Yiddish proverb that some translate to this: "Man plans, God laughs." I have had many occasions in my life to use that quotation.* *Don't ...
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