So Joey has ride-alongs all week. Since Sunday night, I've seen him for about, um... well, I haven't. I leave in the morning with him still in bed and he comes home to me asleep. This is definitely not the shift I would choose, but it's ok for now.
And he is so excited! He has absolutely found his calling. He called me on his way in today and said he so wishes he was already out on the streets. The day goes by so fast and there's always something to do.
Then, he called me about 30 minutes after his shift had started (which, yes, almost gave me a heart attack) and said they were headed to the mall and asked if I knew where a certain store was. Too funny! They were headed to pick up some shoplifters and needed to know where to park.
I guess my unofficial Bachelors Degree in Shopping has paid off. I have now served the public with my mall knowledge. I think I'll go home now.