what!? already?! Answer: Yes!
There exists, in any occupation, the propensity to become lazy, to have one’s passion for a particular profession diminish over time. This is true of jail house guards as much as it is true of janitors. I had made mention in a previous post of the idea that 2/3 of the guards employed by Kitsap County didn’t want to be there, implying that the other half (not great with fractions) did want to be there. I arrived at this number purely through a subjective observation of the behavior I witnessed while serving my time. The number is not as important as the message that not everyone who was in charge of keeping the peace in the jail was interested in keeping the peace in the jail; this became problematic one Thursday morning at lunch (note: we took our lunch in the morning).
There was this kid in our block who…
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