Saturday, 13 September 2008

A little encouragement goes a long way.

I was musing aloud at work today that in view of petrol prices it would make sense for me to work in a jail nearer home, but, before I could add that I like where I am, one of the prisoners I was with said, "No way. I'd come after you and put you over my shoulder and bring you back here. We need you here, don't we, guys?" I was so touched. I'm worried about his mental health, mind you, if he thinks he could carry me over his shoulder - if he'd said he would bring a fork lift truck with him, that would have made more sense! However, it made my day. I'll enjoy the weekend but I'll go back to jail on Monday.

8 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What a lovely compliment to be so appreciated.

Mr. Nighttime said...

It's always nice to feel wanted.

dickiebo said...

Yes, it's very nice to be wanted but.....watch those police blogs, A-D, cos when you're wanted by them.....

Holy Famoley said...

What a fab story - just shows we don't always appreciate the importance of what we do for others.

Doorman-Priest said...

Aaffirmation from unexpected quarters is always welcome.

Caroline said...

Yay for positive acknowledgment!

Jay said...

What a wonderful endorsement of the work that you do! And very sweet, too!

Fork lift truck! LOL! Get out of here ... !

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