Blast From the Past

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Basket Case

Do you have the time
To listen to me whine
About nothing and everything all at once
I am one of those
Melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone no doubt about it

Sometimes I give myself the creeps
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
It all keeps adding up
I think I'm cracking up

(Basket Case - by Greenday)

So am I a Basket Case for doing this for free?

First off, I certainly didnt join to "give back to my community". If I was going to give back to the community I would be urinating in their garden and breaking into their cars, as this is what I have been given.

I have had poor assistance from the police before. Instead of moaning, I got convinved by a regular officer to join. Didnt have a clue what I was letting myself into.
So now, I am one extra person, one extra pair of hands in the grand place that is Scroatsville. May seem insignificant but for that person who rings us up to report gremlins in their house, at least thats one more body that might be able to deal with it.

Can you tell I ran out of ideas this week?

Interested to hear others reasons for joining


Poison-Dwarf said...

You must have thought you could make a difference....and you can. If no one ever tried to make thngs better or make a difference, what sort of world will we have? Isn't it already bad enough without the good guys giving up? You're doing a good job.

ExtraSpecialCopper said...

I love doing it and have no regrets. Probably sounds selfish but I do it for my self as I love doing it! Im mad!

PC South West said...

I joined for many different reasons one of which was to escape the mundane life of retail sales and the way I was constantly given rising targets to meet. I would have to explain to various senior managers as to why I was not meeting key performance indicators.
So in the long run sadly these targets have caught up with me with the detections being measured.
It's still by far better than being caught up in the rat race!!

Anonymous said...

I suppose im an idealist. I was fed up with watching scum thieve, assault and think they could do what the hell they wanted to decent people. My philosophy is as follows..

criminals prey on the weak and vulnerable, so I prey on them.

(no im not batman)

TotallyUn-Pc said...

you missed out the second verse of Basket case, that suggests visiting a shrink to analyse dreams, and boring a whore.... i suppose you could leave that stuff to the

Anonymous said...

Specials are just that - special. Just as likely to get shot or stabbed for wearing the uniform - but not getting paid whilst taking the same risks. Props to you!

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PC South West said...

I think you have been targeted and need to delete that load of crap. What a cheek.

ExtraSpecialCopper said...

Crap removed :)