27 March 2009
Laid to Rest, 4 O.P.D.
From the Cop side: At work, one of the things I do is sit on the team that bargains for our contract. I've done this many times over 20 plus years. In some of the more recent sessions we've had, the "other side" has had an attorney on talking for management. He's a total jerk. There is nobody I know who likes the guy.
One day, when he was really trying to piss us off (I wouldn't let him get to me, never show your emotions when talking money)...anyway, he was just sitting across the table...showing his ugly Mr Potato Head face.
I looked at him and said: "You know, how were are judged...how people decide how good we were in life...how we figure how good a person was in life...is by how many people show up at their funeral service when they die....I mean how many show up because they want to show respect."
He looked like he was going to cry as he thought about this...
Today, in Oakland, CA they had a funeral service for the four officers who were murdered there last Saturday. Between 20,000 and 30,000 people showed up. That was at least 5,000 people per officer. I never knew them guys....but how many people will show up at the assholes service who shot them? I'm thinking 1 or 2.