Thursday, July 19, 2007

Catch 22......


The night had drawn in, the street lights were long gone, the car headlights were the only way you could see the road ahead, and the orange lights on the dash board were the only illuminations that revealed her exceptionally pretty face, suddenly her lovely voice you desire to hear, perked up and asked:

‘So, if I were to put on my dressing gown and entice you up to my bedroom, would you sleep with me?’

You won’t lie and say that you prepare yourself for every situation whilst on duty, it’s not possible, and that is one of the things you love about playing at being a Policeman, but never have you been so aware that what you say, reflects on how a person responds, especially when the question, has been asked by a woman.

Now you knew that either way you were stuck, like eating eight chocolate éclairs and then trying to get out of a car, stuck. Say yes too quickly, she might think all you want is to get her into bed, say no too quickly she might think you aren’t attracted to her at all.

So you took a little breath, thought about how breathtaking she looks when wearing a dressing gown, how it seems to grip her heavenly curves in all the right places, and you told a stupendous lie:

‘No.’

Resisting temptation is very much part of a Police Officer’s job, resisting the urge to beat the hell out of a detestable man who has just slammed his wife’s head into a wall, the urge to make a wise crack about a male shoplifter who happens to have the aroma of women’s perfume exuding from his person or the urge to tell a senior officer to get out from behind his desk.

Most Police Officers realise that when they join the job, in some cases they will be dammed if they do, and dammed if they don’t. If you act on your urges, there will be consequences, be they serious or minor. If you don’t follow your instincts, you’ll have to go home with your tail between your legs, knowing that you compounded free speech, one thing that should never be taken away, and that is the essence of a society that braver men and women than yourself, have fought and died to protect.

'Impossible situations can become possible miracles.' Robert Schuller.

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