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  • Mrs. Fish
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    Snoopy,

    I agree with you. I remember, in high school, I worked in a nursing home as a volunteer after school. Everytime I went in there, I told myself that I would never let anyone I love or myself end up in there. I'd rather die young than end up the last part of my life in there. It's not right. It's not happy. It's not me. I don't want to become 60yoa or older and not be able to take care of myself and not remember the faces of my loved ones and to lose all my happy and memorable memories. For my loved ones to see me in that state where I can't control my own bodily functions and lay in bed all day, not being able to live life and rather "waiting" for death... can't do that. That's why I want to LIVE life, not WAIT for death. There is a lot to life than I can ever possibly imagine but I don't know...

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  • kateykakes
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Dinosaur:
    Now you know I didn't mean you, Krimpet!

    You just wanted me to say that, din't ya? [Wink]

    Ya know I did, Dino. [Wink]

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  • Snoopy1
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    Mine is becoming physically or mentally unable to care for myself and becoming a burden to my children or entering a "home", especially the last part. I would rather just die and get it over.

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  • Dinosaur
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    Now you know I didn't mean you, Krimpet!

    You just wanted me to say that, din't ya? [Wink]

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  • kateykakes
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Dinosaur:
    I don't always enjoy talking about my job with non-LEOs but, since they rarely want to talk about anything else, I've gained some experience in dealing with the subject.

    Dino,

    That's it. I'm insulted. That's all I want you to talk about for now on. Nothing but work. No talk about accents, no talk about the shore, no talk about Wawa, just boring ho-hum work.

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  • Dinosaur
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    I don't always enjoy talking about my job with non-LEOs but, since they rarely want to talk about anything else, I've gained some experience in dealing with the subject. "How can you do it?" is the standard question, usually followed by a recitation of the things they imagine would be frightening or exceedingly unpleasant about police work. "Yeah, it's tough, but you get used to it", I say, with just a hint of steely resolve. If coaxed, and if I'm feeling expansive, I'll satisfy their curiosity, and probably reinforce their notions, by regaling them with a well-practiced story.

    What I seldom say is that most of the perceived horrors they've mentioned are the things I actually enjoy about my work. It's not that I find such things pleasant, mind you, it's just that what they view as unbearable, I see, in a way, as a personal validation....of myself and of my capabilities. In a "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" kind of way, the fact that I've experienced, survived, and coped with the bad and scary stuff makes me proud to be a cop. I've felt fear and revulsion many times while engaged in police work but, in an odd way, the prospect of feeling that fear and revulsion again isn't at all what I fear most.

    My most palpable occupational related fear is to find myself caught up in events beyond my control, to wake up one day and find that my world has been turned upside down and inside out by an unexpected twist of fate. I worry, most of all, about becoming a victim of circumstance. There's no amount of training or experience that can prevent it, and there's little one can do, once in the spotlight. A lifetime of dedicated and honorable service can be destroyed by a seemingly minor oversight or a momentary lapse in judgement.

    Never being more than a split second away from disgrace, humiliation, loss of job and family, and possible incarceration is the one occupational hazard to which I'll never become accustomed.

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  • Mrs. Fish
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    I second what Piper said about never being a police officer no matter how hard you try.

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  • Blonde Heat
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    Being all alone and never getting the chance to love someone because of being afraid that they might just want to control my life. [Frown]

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  • ferret
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    wow that has to be the most horriblely written statement i have ever seen on this forum... go me!!!! which brings me to a new fear, that one day my poor english will come back to hurt me

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  • ferret
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    no please take your realtives, mine will stay behind yours still have a usefulness in life, mine are only a burden, we take are of things here jsut go!

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  • Jim Burnes
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    OK! and take your relatives too! My relatives I'm sorry to say, will have to stay and make sure all is empty and safe. Well, now if only the other 260 million will take flight, this country will once again be, uh, hummm, I mean my relatives will stay behind to keep it secure

    Coyote [Wink]

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  • ferret
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    ok jim, i will get my area of the US evac'ed on the double, give us say two days and we will all be in the antartic, should be the safest place in case of giant space rocks

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  • kateykakes
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Don:
    My worst personal fear is FIRE. Always has been. I even was a volunteer fireman from several years in an attempt to overcome this fear. Didn't work.

    I'm also claustrophobic. I HATE confined spaces.

    I share both fears with you, Don. The fire part I experienced first hand as I watched my house burn 8 years ago. It was a hopeless, awful feeling knowing I couldn't do anything but watch it burn.

    Death scares me, so I suppose my biggest fear would be for something awful to happen to my children, or for something to happen to me and have my children grow up without me in their life. I don't dwell on it, however, but I do think about it from time to time. I honestly think I wouldn't be able to go on without them. They are my existence, and mean more to me than anyone or anything in this entire world.

    Aside from that, I fear bugs. Everything except spiders. They don't bother me.

    [ 08-28-2002, 08:16 PM: Message edited by: kateykakes ]

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  • 209
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    Janet Reno winning in Florida this election. [Eek!]

    Hiliary Clinton running for President and winning. [Eek!]

    Bill Clinton doing anthing.

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  • Jim Burnes
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    quote:
    Originally posted by ferret:
    i was watching the news on the BBC the other night and some sentist from the UK says that a space rock like 3 miles across is going come "dangerously close" to the earth, in like 2019 or somthing like that,

    Ferret, I've reported that on-coming rock here on Officer.com, and tried to get all America evacuated asap (because it will strike America [Eek!] ). But no one will leave. ah, well.

    Jim Burnes

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