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Mr. Mayor said I could stick around for the foreseeable future, so I’m back for another week, and will be back next week, and the week after that and the week after that, etc.
This week, I want to talk about the cops….
Cops have a real crappy job. Yes, they get paid very well (in most cases), but look at what they have to put up with on a daily basis.
I realize that I’m just a “housewife”, and some of you think I should stick to talking about “housewife stuff”, but sometimes I have to go off the track a little and talk about something that’s on my mind, so this week, I’m talking about cops.
There are good cops and there are bad cops, just like there are good people and bad people, or good dogs and bad dogs.
Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot about the bad cops. Sexual harassment lawsuits, possible corruption, a cop allegedly beating his girlfriend, we’ve all read the stories, but what we don’t hear is that for every bad cop, there’s about twenty good ones.
For one minute, let’s just remind ourselves what these first responders do for us on a daily basis.
Cops will run into a burning building to rescue a person while everybody else is running out (yes, I know, firefighters do, too). Cops will stand in between you and a person trying to harm you. Cops will chase after a person with a gun without fear of losing their own life. Cops see the aftermath of domestic violence. Cops help rape victims. Cops have to inform a family member when the family member just lost a loved one in a tragic way. Cops have to see dead children after a person just wiped them out with his vehicle.
I’m keeping this column short & sweet this week, because I don’t need a thousand words to prove my point.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t criticize cops, because everybody who works for the people needs to be held accountable for their actions, but next time you criticize, remember there are really good cops out there who don’t really care what you say about them, and they’ll be there in a matter of seconds if you need help.
For once, let’s remember the good ones instead of the ones who give the city and the department a horrible reputation.
A few things I saw around Claycord this week:
- Yan Can Cook’s in closed in Pleasant Hill. I never really liked that place.
- A BBQ restaurant is moving into the old Fresh Choice building in the Sunvalley Mall. Really, another BBQ place?
- Why do people have to be such jerks and not let you move over when you put your blinker on? This week a man on Concord Avenue would not let me move over. I think it took more energy on his part to not let me in than it would have to just slow down a little and let me quickly pull in front of him.
The Real Housewife of Claycord Housetip of the Week:
- To keep sliced apples nice and crisp, sprinkle a little lemon juice on them before you put them in the fridge. It keeps them fresh and adds a little flavor.
That’s it for this week.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, see you next Thursday at 2pm!
It’s time for me to go make a pie!
-The Real Housewife of Claycord xxoo