Most everyone knows I work as a Probation officer… some days its way more fun that others…. some days its exhausting and depressing and I wonder if anyone will ever learn..
Today was amusing. I was growled at by a defendant. I’ve never been growled at before… I’ve been called all sorts of colorful names, been threatened over the phone, been yelled at too many times to count… but never growled at. The individual was very upset (obviously) about going to jail.. now mind you I didn’t actually PUT him in jail, though I did request the warrant… BUT… growling?? this is new…
In our office we have a list of the top 10 Reasons (excuses) we hear on a regular basis, at one time or another we’ve been told these… so I thought I’d share with you what we are told.
We have a slogan in our office – its on a cup holder that reads “Stupidity is not a crime, so you are free to go…” kinda sums it all up…
1. I ain’t got no ride since you took my license
2. I got bills.
3. You close at 5pm.
4. My wife/girlfriend/babies mama had a baby.
5. Somebody died or had surgery
6. I went out of town
7. I had to report to my other probation.
8. I’ve been sick.
9. I don’t know or I just didn’t.
10. I forgot I was on probation.
The best one I’ve ever heard though was
” I can’t pay today because I had to get the turkey I shot stuffed and mounted”
Gotta love rednecks….