Today is my first night on my new shift with Sgt. Gruffy. He already told me he is putting the hammer down on me and has taken away my seniority, my Charger, my area. Says I was running amuck under the Sarg's direction. Sarg was so angry when he heard that...I think he almost wanted to punch Sgt. Gruffy. See....Sgt. Gruffy...hated our team. We received several awards and commendations...were always involved in taking the big guys down...were the first choice when the feds wanted to go hunting for fugitives...jealousy.
I'm the second senior cop and veteran on the shift. I just smiled and said, "OK, SARG. Whatever you say, I will obey. I'm just happy to be here." I think it made him mad that I didn't get upset and throw a fit. It's all good. I don't really care about things like that right now. I have other things to worry about.
Last night...THE ROOK stopped me in the briefing room.
THE ROOK: I guess this is our last night together.
ME: Yep. We will be two ships passing in the night. I will probably see you at the beginning and ending of each shift.
THE ROOK: [big cheesy smile] I am hoping you will be one of my FTOs, mam.
ME: [big smile] I bet not. They probably don't want me to corrupt you.
THE ROOK: Ha.
ME: You would have to listen to rap music and roll dirty in the g-ride...learn how to talk to the locals. Check out licenses on lemonade stands, arrest bad guys, walk stealthy in the neighborhoods, drive blacked out...shit like that.
THE ROOK: I have been listening to rap music.
ME: Ha. Officer Shiny Keys told me you never listened to music until last week.
THE ROOK: True. I read books. My whole life. I am a bookworm and a jock. A true nerd. [smile]
ME: I can appreciate me a good nerd. [big smile]
THE ROOK: [red and blushing] I really hope I get you as an FTO.
ME: I would like that. You'll do great. Good luck. And erase all our previous conversations Officer Shiny Keys and I had with you from the other night. You still need to wear a shirt when you are working out, tho. I can't concentrate. And I don't need to get fired.
THE ROOK: [laughing] Will do. I think you are cool, mam.
ME: Thanks! Back at ya. I am really glad to have you aboard. Have a great time with Officer Shiny Keys. You are very smart and I am hearing good things. You do well when I am on calls with you. Keep it up.
And so we departed. He is a great kid. And super sweet. And hot. The police department is putting him on a recruiting billboard. Ugh. Why can't we hire the ugly ones?