"I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement." ~Calvin Coolidge

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The latest, in bullets

  • Well, I got the official word- Mrs. Ed’s attorney officially fired her due to “Irreconcilable Differences!” HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Please tell me how you get fired from your attorney? Are you kidding me? Now I would think that anybody with any sense at all would look at that and come to the same conclusion her attorney obviously did, “She’s A Fucking Lunatic!” That is a direct quote from her attorney to my attorney. My loyal readers know that I don’t use that language on my bog. I have said it all along, she just doesn’t know how to handle herself, everything is always somebody else’s fault, never hers. Wow, you know you’re screwed up when your attorney fires you, that speaks volumes because we know they just don’t do that. Karma, it’s just a wonderful thing isn’t it?

  • Aza has completed the last of the laundry, I know she had to have done at a minimum of 70 loads. I just can’t brag enough about her, she and her family are something else. I know that I have been whining and crying about my finances. When I got my stuff my motorcycle was included. I tried starting it but since it sat so long the battery was dead. Aza’s dad was with me and just like his daughter, stepped up and said go get a battery. He put it on his interest free credit card just so I could get it started. This family is something else, they just never cease to amaze me with their generosity. We went to the store, bought the battery and cranked her up. It was music to my ears!

  • I told Aza about a tax guy that I have been using for a few years now. She has been going to a company that her bank recommended for a number of years, each time walking out barely breaking even or having to pay. I convinced her to try my guy and she finally agreed after her people told her that she owed, big. Here’s the great part, I told her “Get your boots on girl, we’re taking the bike!!” We cranked Bessy up and off we went. It’s about 35 miles one way and we had a ball. By the time we got back 80 miles later, we were sunburned, tired and she was very happy with the outcome. She was told by her tax people that she owed Uncle Sam $1170.00 dollars. When she walked out of my tax guy, she owed $170.00 dollars. This guy is amazing, he is so up to date on all the in’s and out’s of what you can and can’t deduct. For all of my brother and sister officers I would love to turn you on to this guy, I guarantee you he will save you money. Yes, I am that confident. Just one other example, my buddy worked a lot of off duty work that was not taxed. I told him to call my guy, he did. He went in owing $6800.00 dollars, he left owing $140.00 dollars. Point made, he rocks!!!

  • When I was married to Mrs. Ed, my birthday routine was always the same: go to dinner with the family, maybe go out and have a few drinks with Her friends, go home. Aza had been acting really funny the last week or so. I finally asked her what was going on. She had to break down and tell me that she had been calling all my friends that I work with and organizing a birthday party for me, since this will be my last with my department. I was speechless and deeply touched that she would take on that task for me. She wrote out 40 funny subpoena styled/formatted invitations, mailed most of them (taking the others to the sub-station) and is now waiting for the R.S.V.P responses. I am certainly not used to somebody doing things like that for me. I know you probably think I am lying, trust me I’m not. This woman isn’t married to me, she probably wouldn’t want an old fart like me anyway, hahaha, but seriously she has done more for me in the last 8 months than the soon to be ex ever did. She said “…all of your birthdays have always turned into being about her and her friends getting together and never about you and yours. It’s time that you had a birthday with your friends.” I had to agree, because she was right. We have a lot of fun and for the first time in a long time I am really looking forward to my birthday- which is April 15th, so ya’ll better be sending gifts!!!! Just kidding, well not really. HaHa

  • I am really having a hard time with this retirement thing. When I decided to enter the retirement program I did so for two reasons. My mother was diagnosed with a slow growing cancer, I had her move in with me so I could take care of her. The second reason, Mrs. Ed begged me to retire. I see why now, she had money on the mind, but back then I was blind. Also, my mother was so excited because she worried constantly about me. The city I work in is very violent, especially towards the police here lately. I knew how bad she wanted me to retire so I did thinking I could use the money to take the best care of her possible. It was the least I could do, this woman was the best mother anybody could ever have. I can tell you that I would have traded places with her in a heartbeat if I could have. I hated to see my mother suffer.

    Things never work out the way you plan, my mother passed away 7 months after I signed up for the retirement program. Mrs. Ed flipped the F#$%K out which ultimately turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happened to me and decided to act like white trash. So here I am 3 months out from leaving the best job that I have ever had and I don’t want to leave.

    I have to talked to everybody that is anybody about getting out of the program; I have had no luck. I made an appointment with our Sheriff. We are a very large department, 2000 sworn on the street policeman, 3600 total. The Sheriff is like the president, it takes an act of congress to see him. I got lucky, I got an appointment with him just a week after my request. Our Sheriff is very laid back but he is all business. I sat out in the waiting area, he was on the phone with the media because somebody is trying to file a complaint due to a statement he made. He made a blanket statement in regards to “crack baby’s”. A self-proclaimed former crack baby apparently took offense to that, Geez . Anyway he called me in his office. We talked for at least 15 minutes about my award that he presented to me. Aza also got a certificate of appreciation from him as well (Aza and I put together a huge community project last Halloween- more on that later). I finally got down to the nitty gritty of why I was there. When I told him what was going on he was genuinely saddened by the story. I could see it in his demeanor he was visibly upset. The bottom line, he just wasn’t able to help me. The only way to get out of the program is to be appointed to a position by the Sheriff. This just wasn’t an option, now if I was a Lieutenant I may have had a chance. The next step after Lieutenant is Assistant Chief. I knew going into this meeting what the outcome was going to be, I just wanted to exhaust all possibilities. I did and I will be leaving July 8th. I was very excited though, he told me that he would give me his personal recommendation to any Sheriff in our neighboring cities. I just have to call him when the time comes. I was deeply appreciative.

So as I type this, I am counting the day’s until the day that I wake up and don’t put on this uniform. I am saddened but it is what it is.

I’m Out And We’ll Talk Later.


Anonymous said...

Kojak, I am so sorry to hear that you could not get out of the retirement progam. On the other hand, I think it's fabulous that the beyotch is getting her comeuppance. I can't stand people who won't take responsibility for their actions. It all comes out in the end-enjoy the new life you're starting! Hop on that bike and ride it one county over to the next sheriff and don't look back (well, except maybe to merge LOL). Sounds like you have a wonderful friend in Aza. Take it easy and have a good one!

Fire Fox said...

I agree... take that bike ride! You've worked hard, taken a hard hit but new roads, new life, new experiences... Sounds like you'll be back working before you know it anyhow!

*Goddess* said...

How lucky you are to have a job you hate to leave.

Anonymous said...

I want to say good Luck. And sounds like Aza is a God send.
I understand about leaving a job you love to do. I am a Correctional
Officer.And am leaving due to Major Health Issues.Thses problems will force me out of the work force period. God Bless and take care. Rick

TheBronze said...

Theo, have you started looking into getting on with other departments in the area, so that when you retire, you can just change uniforms and keep on trucking?

TheBronze said...

p.s. shoot me an email at my place.

Kojak said...

Kvegas I am sorry as well, but I will be fine. I am looking forward to the start of a new career. I know all things happen for a reason, so I will be patient. I have really enjoyed being back on my bike, I grabbed Aza and we took off and had a blast. I am a very lucky man to have her in my life. Thank you for the kind words.

FireFox Hey I am ready, I love riding and just getting away from all of this. I will be just fine. I appreciate your thoughts.

Goddess I am very sad to have to leave this department, more so the great friends that I have worked with for all these years. They have been there when nobody else has. That's family. Thank you!

Fuzzys dad I will certainly keep you in my prayers, I know that everything will work out for you. If I can help in anyway I am here. Be Safe.

The Bronze Yes I have, but nobody is hiring right now. They all have a hiring freeze in place. It is very frustrating for me right now. I will send you an e mail now. Be Safe Bro.

Angie said...

As far as your meeting goes..at least you know you have exhausted every possibility. I do have to say this, I believe everything happens for a reason, and there must be something wonderful on the horizon that you can't see yet. It will come, I am sure.
I am curious as to which city you work for, because I have family that works for a major city in Florida, and your statistics sound pretty close. Drop me an email (its on my profile)

Berserk said...

Shame about the retirement program, but at least you should be able to find new work soon. Hiring freezes don't last.

*Goddess* said...

Have you tried looking at copseek.com?

Kojak said...

Angie Hey, yea I know , but I am just so irritated that I am in this position now. I know that everything will work out. I really appreciate the kind words. Be Safe.

Berserk Yea I know, I am not happy about leaving, but the break will be nice. Be Safe Out There.

Godddess Hey thanks, no I haven't but I will now. TY!!!!!