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August 4th, 2010

Thank you Mrs W

Posted in The Job - Experience by 200

I bumped into an old colleague in the corridors of HQ this week.

We used to be PCs years ago. As is so often the case in the job, your closest mates are the ones you work with & you lose touch when you or they move on to other shifts or other departments.

Sam ended up going into CID, as it was a few years ago, they all have different names now, all new squad-type things. Whereas CID used to cover anything more serious or complicated than your average theft or assault, they have different squads to cover different areas & never the twain shall meet, remit-wise.

Anyway, Sam has a few years service less than me so is still grinding out his career in a suit in the major crime department.

I was saddened to hear that Sam had split up with his wife a couple of years ago. We reflected that of the 10 of us on the shift in the good old days, not ten years ago, 2 were single, 2 were living with their other halves & 6 were married (though 2 of them had been divorced).

We counted up that one was still single, one was recently married & 6 were divorced, 2 of those had married & divorced in the last 5 years.

I gave Mrs W an extra kiss when I got in from work.