…OK it is…most of the time…but not always.
I love that bobby on 999 that has a nice way of putting the job into a sentence: “[Police work] is like gold mining…you have to sift through a mountain of shite to get a few nuggets of gold…and those nuggets make the work all worth it”
I felt like that this week… I was stopped by an old chap and his wife in their car to ask directions to a local main road. From where we were (a nightmare of one-ways) it became clear he was never going to get it… so I jumped in the rear of the car and directed him in person. They were really pleased and relieved that I took the time to help them and shook my hand very warmly, he then leaned forward and said, “our Police are the best in the world…”
I know it was only one man and his wife, one time and I had a 2-mile walk back to my beat (lol) but I really didn’t feel my feet hurting that day…