Saturday, August 16, 2008

STING!!!

so....i chose this photo...it's me atop a White Sands mound...i chose it because i feel like i JUST accomplished something tonite    i made it thru my first STING operation at the store tonite (for you new readers, a month ago i recently began working part-time @ a convenience store where we sell liquor)   so SID (Special Investigation Dept) set a sting operation at our store   they're basically out every weekend but this was my first one   SID goes around trying, and actual do so, catching people selling alcohol to minors   tonights case was actually one of our regular customers who bought liquor for a minor   these minors are actually undercover cops underage   the SID officer came to my register tonite i immediately saw her badge on her belt and she began identifying herself   my bones were immediately rattled   i started thinking omg she's here to arrest me  what minor did i sell to, i can't remember selling any liquor to anyone under age   all this racing thru my mind in a matter of a few seconds    she said O no, one of your customers bought beer for a minor and we need a refund   well that was a tidbit of relief for about a second   i was the one who sold him the alcohol, but there was no minor around when i sold it to him   anyways, i finally got introduced to SID   the lady was professional and reassuring, but me bones was RATTLED   i gave her a refund and receipt   those people hung aroud the store for hours afterwards   my co-worker called my boss who in turned talked to me   he suggested i go to the back office and sit for a few minutes   and indeed i did  it was the best thing for me at that point   after that, i came out and went back to my duties ...the young co-worker i work with once a week was doing her usual of not working except the register   i did finally calm down way before the shift was over    as i rode my bike home from work, it hit me  I PASSED!!!   i made it thru a sting    i know these people are doing their job   i remembered i always wanted to be a cop   so i'll keep that in mind while selling restricted items   sometimes i feel like such a bitch because  i usually ID everyone on everything=lottery, tobacco and especially liquor    God the looks and bitches i get for doing so   i ain't goin' 2 jail for no one.period.    if they had enforced the laws a long time ago, then people's attitude wouldn't be so bad now   well they're going to have to suck it up   i have relaxed a little with just the customers i know and see every weekend and with grandpa & granny when they come into the store   but others, they just need to get used to it   New Mexico is really bad with drunk drivers as it is   who's side are you really on?    anyways, i'm going to chill for awhile now   forgot my meds so it'll take awhile before i get to sleep   i'll enjoy my own drink for now=chocolate milk and watch more Olympics   Life is still Good!

8 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

so glad you made it through your first sting and you PASSED!!! awesome!!!

I remember when we first moved to New Mexico and we went to get our driver's license we found out that we had to take a class first on drunk driving; I was really upset about it, but we took the class and then I was glad we did because it told us what to watch out for with drunk drivers since there were so many out there so that we might avoid getting hit by one

betty

midwestvintage said...

 I love love love the picture.   It speaks volumes.   Good for you for making it through the sting.  Sometimes it seems like entrapment as young as some of those under cover cops looks.  Good for you for checking ID.


             Julie

robinngabster said...

Perfect picture for this entry!  Good job on passing the sting test!

rdautumnsage said...

Congratulations hon, I knew they wouldn't get by you. Love the picture as Julie said it speaks volumes. (Hugs)Indigo

ksquester said...

Life is good and you did good.  LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture.   Anne

rjsisti said...

Yes, Life is Good!  Kudos to you for helping enforcing the laws and checking the IDs.  You are also helping saving lives.  You should be very proud of yourself.

Hugs, Rose
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sunnyside46 said...

that would really scare me too
Marti

jmorancoyle said...

    I hate dealing with drunks. They want it that badly, they make sure everyone else is as distressed as they are.
Jude
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