When T-rex first started his career in law enforcement he was a corrections officer for the Sheriff’s department. My dad was also a corrections officer for a Sheriff’s department. I guess that is why I didn’t worry too much about T-rex on the job. Well, at first anyway.
Within a month, maybe it was two. He was working nights when the road guys brought in a “combative client” and T-rex went out to help. The guy was really messed up and he kicked out a window of the patrol car. Glass went flying into T-rex’s face. All of this I learned after T-rex called on his way to the hospital.
“Hey babe, don’t worry but. . . .I am going to the hospital. . . I got glass kicked in my face. I think I am okay”
I don’t know but I really think they need to make the officers take a class called “Don’t be a jerk, learn how to call your wife without making her worry for hours”
It would teach them things like:
Never start with “don’t worry”
Never continue with “I am in the hospital”
Start with “Hey babe, I love you, got some stuff going on at work. . . ect.”
If things are really hard, just jump in with the situation that happened, and what’s going on now.
Don’t wait until the end of the conversation to say you are okay.
Say you are okay often
Make a joke if you can
NEVER START WITH DON’T WORRY BUT. . . (Yes this is listed twice!!)
I think this class should be taken before day one. Sadly some of them just don’t get it . . . when you say “Don’t worry” It makes people worry more!