AND YOU THINK YOU HAD A BAD DAY?

I WISH I COULD SHELTER ALL OF THOSE I CARE ABOUT FROM EVER SEEING OR EXPERIENCING THE HORRORS I HAVE WITNESSED OF WHAT PEOPLE DO TO EACH OTHER WHEN THEIR OWN PERSONAL DEMONS COME OUT AND PLAY.  I AM SURE EACH PERSON HAS SOME SORT OF EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR OWN BAD SITUATIONS.  BUT WHEN YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH TWENTY PLUS “CREATURES OF THE NIGHT” WHOM AREN’T WITH YOU FOR SINGING TO LOUD IN THE CHURCH CHOIR, IN A PLACE WHERE MADNESS AND INSANITY ARE SERVED ON A DAILY BASIS, YOU GET TO KNOW WHAT TRUE EVIL IS.  I DO IT FOR TWELVE HOURS AT A TIME BY MYSELF MIND YOU.  I MIGHT MAKE IT LOOK SIMPLE OR EASY BUT ONCE YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT A DEADLY SITUATION YOU WOULD BE IN IF YOU DID IT, I BET YOU WOULDN’T LAST FIVE MINUTES.   I HAVE DONE IT FOR LONGER THAN THE AGE OF SOME OF THE PEOPLE I HAVE TRAINED. 

YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING DREADING GOING TO YOUR JOB AND THINK ABOUT WHAT A BAD DAY YOU MIGHT HAVE AND THEN YOU WILL COME HOME TO ENJOY YOUR FAMILY.  I WAKE UP AND THANK THE GOOD LORD FOR ALLOWING ME TO SEE THE NEW DAY AND THEN I ASK HIM TO PROTECT ME AND ALL OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHERE I WORK BECAUSE EACH ONE OF US KNOWS THAT ANYONE OF US OR EVEN OURSELVES MIGHT NOT BE ALIVE AT THE END OF OUR TOUR OF DUTY TO COME HOME TO OUR LOVED ONES.

SO THE NEXT TIME YOU THINK YOU ARE HAVING A BAD DAY AND SEE AN AMBULANCE OR A CAR WITH BLUE LIGHTS GOING SOMEWHERE THINK ABOUT WHAT HE OR SHE IS FIXING TO HAVE TO DO.  THINK ABOUT WHAT THE DISPATCHERS WHO TAKE THE CALLS, ALL THE WAY TO THE NURSES AND JAILERS WHO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THOSE COMING IN TO OUR HOSPITALS OR JAILS ARE EXPERIENCING. MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM.

AND IF YOU DO FIND YOURSELF IN JAIL BECAUSE YOU WERE PART OF THE PROBLEM REMEMBER THIS. I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO MAKE SURE I GO HOME AT THE END OF MY SHIFT. AND THE LAST THING YOU WILL HEAR BEFORE I LEAVE IS ME LOCKING THE BIG METAL DOOR CLOSED BEHIND ME AS I WALK OUTSIDE TO GO HOME, WITH YOUR ASS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT.

AND YOU THINK YOU HAD A BAD DAY?

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