Thursday, February 11, 2010


I know, I know. In law enforcement the most common 'emotion' (if you have any left) is disappointment. Disappointment that "no one" respects you, "everyone" breaks laws, "anybody" walking down the street could be a felon... and let's not even go to the personal side of it! Disappointment that every holiday is celebrated on a different day (although I don't mind this one so much), that your LEO isn't home on time, that you never sleep in the same bed, or are home at the same time... the list goes on. The point is, we're no strangers to disappointment.

So, why should it come as a surprise that I am disappointed in the "powers that be" over at the Hubs' department? If you've followed Mrs. Fuzz for a while, you might recall there was a "CJ" (aka Calamity Jane) in academy with Hot Fuzz ~ she's no longer 'with' us if you catch my laid-off-drift ~ and I stole the idea because there is one such, ahem, officer that MY Hubs works with too. Imagine that. Anyhow. Back to my story with CJ and The Brass as our star players.

Over time DH has developed "favorite" patrol cars. He's been disappointed (there's that word again!) twice to come back from vacation and have his particularly favorite car at the time be totaled by a female officer. This last time really takes the cake. The officer -- Yes, our very own CJ -- forgot to set the parking brake on the car, and well, let's just say it ended up on it's roof and it's totaled. :( So, after crashing two cars and myriad other on duty "offenses", I'm disappointed to report that CJ got a super special, plumb awesome assignment. Oh dear, what IS this world coming to?!?! My initial reaction was disbelief. But when my husband started enumerating the reasons why her taking this position is really a threat to the safety of many, many people... then I was just disappointed. Can that many people really be so dumb as to agree to her assignment? Sheesh.

When I compare this to a smaller mistake that DH made recently and the "beating" he's expecting to get from it... I just don't see how that works. He will be the first to tell you it was a MISTAKE, albeit one that didn't cost thousands of dollars twice over to replace two cars.... but seriously. Seriously? You crash two cars and you get a special assignment?

Seriously. I'm going to bed!!


911 and the Randomness.. said...

The world really is going insane.
I thouhgt my LEO was the only one to have 'favorite' squads! Glad I'm not alone. :)
and yes, I have noticed disappointment has a big role for every LEO wife.

Mama Hen said...

That is disappointing. So sorry...
at my hubbies first dept the CJ (love the term by the way) was promoted to detective without testing in and then was awarded "Officer of the Year"...even though she'd spent 12 weeks on maternity leave and was in a DETECTIVE's position so she wasn't even on the street anymore. That went over well.

MONICA-LnP said...

have you heard of the Bouman act?SERIOUSLY if your a woman join the LASD and you can just about get any special assignment you want!

mrs. fuzz said...

Maybe someday "CJ" will be in the dictionary. The definition will be something like, "an incompetent and dangerous female officer". I love it. Well I don't really love it, but you know what I mean. I will email you back tomorrow or Thursday.

Word verification: Busti

KD said...

Thanks, everyone! I know I can always count on you to just KNOW what I'm talking about. :) I love it.