December 31st, 2007

Happy New Year

Posted in Not the Job by 200

Well it’s my last New Year’s Eve working as a copper (provided I stay on same the shift pattern) because next year my shift are on rest days and the one after that I’ll be a pensioner!

When I was younger I used to try and ring my Mum on New Year’s Eve. I couldn’t always ring just after midnight but I tried to do it as near as possible. This was before mobile phones, so you had to have access to a landline. I’ve rung her from some weird & wonderful places. Several times I’ve called from Casualty and only once because I was the patient. I’ve even rung her from the mortuary. That’s a strange place to be wishing someone a Happy New Year.

I’ll be in the control room tonight around midnight. Whatever I’m doing I know it won’t involve having sufficient time to make a private phone call to my mother and there’s no point in wishing here as she hasn’t got a computer. I’ll give her a call some time tomorrow.

But as you are here, I’ll wish you a Happy and safe 2008. It’ll be my last full year as a police officer. Everyone I know who has retired says the last year won’t last long. I don’t care, I’m on the final straight.

Best wishes….

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  1. Mark B says:


    Happy New Year.

    December 31st, 2007 at 14:53

  2. Control Room Op says:

    A happy new year to you.
    I too will be in the Control Room tonight. A 7-7 shift!!
    If its like the others the phones light up at 0000 after the last bong of Big Ben and will not slow down until after 0500.
    My daughter is working untill 0200 (probably later) as a PC out on Streetsafe duties.
    Hopefully I’ll get a minute to give her a call.
    At least as a Civvy I get double-bubble from midnight for a bank holiday :)

    Roll on 2008. We have been promised by SMT that everything will get better, and I of course believe them!

    December 31st, 2007 at 15:27

  3. PCSO says:

    Happy New Year 200!!

    December 31st, 2007 at 17:25

  4. Reactively Proactive says:

    Happy New Year one and all.
    I am not working this one, but wish all you who are the best, both for this evening and the whole of 2008.

    Take care out there.

    December 31st, 2007 at 19:10

  5. Thethinblueline says:

    I would have thought by now even tho it is a force work day that the morning shift is the best ?

    Did you not learn anything in all those years ?

    G/luck m8

    December 31st, 2007 at 19:29

  6. copkiller says:

    shame it want you pig laying on the slab. thats where all pig scum should be.

    December 31st, 2007 at 23:34

  7. 200 says:

    Thank you all for your good wishes, a successful & good year to everyone except “copkiller” whose nearest to being a “copkiller” will be on his playstation, if the nurse lets him, after he’s learned to speak English.

    January 1st, 2008 at 02:55

  8. PC Hadenough says:

    Copkiller – Oink! Oink!

    January 1st, 2008 at 03:48

  9. copkiller says:

    post your adrees and we will find out pig scum

    January 1st, 2008 at 05:08

  10. annette says:

    Shame copkiller can’t spell. isn’t it!!!

    happy new year 200 weeks.

    January 1st, 2008 at 09:56

  11. ACB says:

    See I am intrigued because I can see by the index your blogs go on for longer than a year! I shall keep reading.

    June 7th, 2011 at 17:41

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