|06-15-2007 08:56 PM|
|crafty||My ex worked for the City of Baltimore central garage. Had a cop come in complaining of a screwed up transmission. He forgot to mention he shot it while sitting in the car messing with his gun:hysterical:|
|06-15-2007 12:29 AM|
I've been a cop for 11.5 years. 5 years on a SWAT team, and the last 6 on a special projects unit (primarily drug and alcohol enforcement).
Yeah - I've had a few weird things happen at work.
A lot of them, most people would think I was lying if I told them. The remaining people would be offended. :incog:
|06-14-2007 10:37 AM|
Had a contract worker shaking bags of paper onto a conveyor into the recycle dumpster. A .380 Semi-auto fell and discharged a round into the ceiling. Thank God that's where it hit. Security officer in that area radioed me. Check on situation found that the worker had enough calm to hit the shutdown on the conveyor. Pistol was still on the conveyor belt. Officer and worker knew nothing about firearms. Took cell photo of pistol for report and then made the weapon safe. Both looked like deer in the headlights when I dropped the magazine, then pulled the slide and the next round came dropping out. Since there was no slide catch I slipped my ink pen inside to further show the weapon as cleared.
NOTE: officer who is afraid of weapons is now firearms (revolver only) qualified. That in all honesty scares the fool out of me. I'm glad the officer is no longer assigned to me. However the officer is in my opinion a liability to the company and the public.
BTW-I did voice my concerns to the company.
Last words before I click "submit". Many security officers are mature and serious about their jobs. Many, like the officer mentioned here have no business being in this business.
|06-14-2007 07:28 AM|
|Odhinn||lol, Alien brain scanners, NOOOOOOO!!:chair:|
|06-13-2007 08:00 PM|
|06-13-2007 10:24 AM|
And I sometimes hear voices in my head while at work.
|06-13-2007 10:24 AM|
|06-13-2007 09:15 AM|
|tiny terror||I'm starting to wonder what Amerijeep REALLY does for a living...|
|06-13-2007 07:18 AM|
Amy, you are braver then I am.
Here's one for ya.
I tripped on the rail ballast one day and did a face plant. What was the first thing I did. Not check to see If I was ok but I sat up and looked around to make sure no one saw me fall. Then I made sure my bloodied nose wasn't broken. Priorities are very important:chair:
|06-13-2007 12:58 AM|
I work with children 1-5 years old. I have lots of fun.
The other day, I was outside with a bunch of 3-5 year olds and a little boy came running up to me, holding his arm, wailing like he was mortally wounded. I knelt down to see how bad the injury was and try to calm him down enough to find out what happened. Mid-wail, he stopped and peered intently into my right eye, then my left eye. Then he wrinkled up his nose and stuck his tongue out. It took me a minute to realize he was making faces at himself in the reflective lenses of my sunglasses. Injury forgotten, he made faces a bit more then ran off giggling.
Today, I spent the whole day with 7 toddlers, age 1 - 2 1/2. An independent little 1 1/2 year old tried to escape. I caught her. She got mad but knew better than to try to retaliate against me (I'm bigger than her ) so she bit the hand of another little girl who just happened to be within mouth range.
The biter was put in "time out" which means she had to sit in a chair against the wall for a while (a fate worse than death for small children). While she was sitting there, a little boy, who had watched the whole biting incident, walked up to the biter and stuck his hand in her mouth. Of course, she bit him. He cried and pointed, trying to get her into more trouble. There were 3 adults in the room at the time. We all saw what he did. He didn't get sympathy from any of us.
The little girl who had been bitten in the first place is a sweet, well mannered little girl, for being 2. I guess being chewed on crossed the line for her, though. She didn't strike back right away. A couple of hours later, she casually walked passed the biter, grabbed a handful of her hair and yanked her off her feet.
While I was breaking up the baby catfight that ensued, I felt a gentle tugging on my pant leg. Thinking it was one of the younger, less-stable children, holding on for balance, I glanced down to find another 2 year old girl carefully unzipping the thigh pocket of my cargo pants and trying to ease out my cell phone. When I stopped her, she smiled angelically and ran off.
Still later, we were all sitting on the floor while I read a book to the little darlings. My lil pickpocket, still smiling angelically, untied my shoes. I'm convinced she would have tied my laces together, if I hadn't caught her... and if she knew how to tie shoelaces.
I love my job.
DISCLAIMER: No children were seriously injured during the events described above.
|06-12-2007 11:57 PM|
a month ago i was pullin a 12,000 lb tractor on a heavy a$$ trailor behind a dodge 8 cylinder deisel.. (one big truck) and had the breaks go out while drivin down a hill.. LOL scariest time of my life.. we ran a redlight
one of my older jobs i was driving a box truck.. when the tire rod popped off and lost steering of the front tires.. also had a tire rip off of it once
today i found a baby praying mantis and kept it as my new pet =D we were up on the coca cola factory re-roofing it.. which was a weird place to find this lil f@cker
|06-12-2007 11:44 PM|
Last week, I was talkin' to another chick on the phone. She was tellin' me about this piece of equipment that would not run. She knew it could be operated manually, but did not know how to do it.
I told her to take the manual lever and to screw it into the slit in the top and what to disengage to operate manually.
Finally, she says, "You are going to have to come show me. I guess I just don't know how to screw".
|06-12-2007 11:41 PM|
A couple weeks ago, this chick had a piece of equipment that wasn't runnin' right. I was actually at her site workin' on somethin' else.
She calls me over and says "Will you come spray oil on me?".
I was like, "I thought you would never ask".
Turns out she was referring to her equipment that was not runnin' well. Or so she says...
|06-12-2007 11:39 PM|
I was just tellin' someone about these today.
I fix things for a living. There was this one chick that kept beggin' me to fix her clothes dryer for her. I suspected she was really wantin' to hook it up. I kept playin' it cool with her, but still she begged me everyday to come fix her dryer. She was a hottie, but kinda strange.
One day she came up to me at work (where I used to work) and said, "Look, I need you to come fix my dryer. I'm tired of wearing wet panties to work every day".
I never did get that dryer runnin.
|06-12-2007 10:54 PM|
I did that once in uniform...this chick asked me what brought me to America...I said "It certainly wasn't the beer cutie"
Then she said: "How can you be Irish and be in the US Army?"
I told her that they recruited me from the Irish Republican Army... She just smiled and said "Oh, OK"
|06-12-2007 10:35 PM|
oh also I was very bored at work and was working with customers
and i decided to put on a strong irish accent (I have red hair and freckles) while my asian front spoke like he just got off the ship.
|06-12-2007 04:58 PM|
|MouthfulOfGrass||Had a couple of "body builders" go into a steroid rage and thrash one of the restrooms.|
|06-12-2007 04:12 PM|
|06-12-2007 04:02 PM|
|penguin_in_a_cj||one of the guys I worked with had a 3 cyliner metro that the key way broke out of the cam. we welded it back teogher and jumped it over a used car|
|06-12-2007 03:58 PM|
|Badge1236||Do tell. You opened the can, might as well spill it.|
|06-12-2007 03:22 PM|
Should I tell them some of my work stories? Like the clothes dryer thing?
|06-12-2007 02:59 PM|
|1BLKJP||Hmmmm, when I was in high school I went to work for a Lumber Yard. First day on the job (NOT ME THAT DID THIS) someone swept up chlorine and put it in the compactor. Then someone dump a five gallon bucket of oil and then cleaned it up and put it in the compactor. The explosion was cool, but the chlorine gas that filled the entire store wasn't.|
|06-12-2007 02:53 PM|
|tiny terror||Ooo Oooo, I remember one. I was working in a restaurant when I was about 18 and a couple of men (I'm assuming officers) brought in a handcuffed guy. He told me he loved me and asked me to marry him. The officers ended up ordering for him because he couldn't seem to control what he said to me from that point on.|
|06-12-2007 01:14 PM|
Straighted up some of the problems I was having with contraband coming into the business.
|06-12-2007 01:09 PM|
Saw a fellow government worker do some work. :hysterical:
Skeeter, I always wanted to drive trucks, just never took the plunge. I've driven some military tractors so I know I could do it, just never commited. I got my permit, just can't take off enough time from work to complete CDL training.
|06-12-2007 12:31 PM|
i had a customer try to intimidate me once while trying to negotiate pricing and sat his gun on the desk. (he still bought at my price - which was my best price, the first time around). I kept telling him I don't have time to do a 2nd best price and hope he takes it. I give my best one right off the bat.
that is one among many from being in the car business for 13 yrs. always some sort of drama going on somewhere.
it always amazes me that some use a completely different set of made up math. always have someone wanting to finance $30k for $400 per month or less, no money down, no trade and no more than 60 months. It is $500 per month before interest!! we always have those.
|06-12-2007 12:10 PM|
on the way to work, a bee flew under my shirt while i was cruisin in my jeep and stung me (I almost drove off the road)
and at work...
well i partied once
really partied! it was a lot of fun. I'm keepin the details to a minimum!
|06-12-2007 10:06 AM|
|tiny terror||I work by myself... so I admit nothing.|
|06-12-2007 10:01 AM|
|06-12-2007 09:50 AM|
Seriously though, I deal with some.. special..old people, that do funny things on a daily basis. I work for 1 company of like 6 on a big CSX train junction(rail guys are union..), and work in a building with gm reps etc. I see some fun stuff Plus my programs at work were written by high school drop outs, so I get to watch computers get thrown around.
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