Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Hello, Hello.......Hello

Message to self don't ever put the words " mature police woman" into google search...........my mind and eyeballs have just been well and truly boggled!
Dirty Bastards!

Anyhow as I was looking for an " appropriate" image to support today's blog ( I had to, in the end, settle for a somewhat enhanced photo of Angie Dickenson from tv's Police Woman) I was thinking of that old hackneyed phrase " you can tell you are getting older when the policemen look like teenagers"
Well, I was only thinking of it, after meeting our latest community Policewoman who ambled down the lane on one of her " high viz" afternoons .
Now I was thinking of the phrase in a slightly ironic way, as our community constable looked a bit like my mum!
Now when I say my mum, what I mean to say my mum circa 1980 when my mum looked older than her 55 years ....As we were chatting, I couldn't help thinking about the question of could this lady hurl herself over garden fences in the pursuit of local ragamuffins who had taken a local ford fiesta out for a joyride. True she looked as though she could hold her own in a pub fight.....but to be fair , my mother could of done that well into her seventies.....despite being a chronic bronchitic
Now , dont get me wrong, I applaud older people being conscripted into the police. Their skills , especially those of " people reading" are often second to non.....
I'm only worried about an osteoporosis work injury

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  1. We "old" ladies may be tougher than you realize.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  2. As opposed to older male police officers who, if movies are any indication, are always about to retire from the force and walk around saying "I'm too old for this s---" a lot.

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  3. Our latest pcso rides around on a push bike. I see him sometimes when the hounds are taking me for a drag and I really want to shout Nee-Naw, Nee-Naw at him. He doesn't even have a blue bike light! x

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  4. Expect she apprehends the villains by waiting around a corner as the lads chase them towards her, then she sits on them. There is a role for everyone. (Does she read this?)

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  5. Expect she apprehends the villains by waiting around a corner as the lads chase them towards her, then she sits on them. There is a role for everyone. (Does she read this?)

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  6. She will have her methods, while she is sweet talking them with her mature wit and wisdom, no doubt the 'younger' boys in blue will be blue lighting it to the village to apprehend the badduns!!

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  7. Your constables are at a distinct disadvantage. Here in the states, the old gal would just draw her pistol and shoot them in the butt as they disappear over the fence.

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  8. All policemen and women have looked young to me for donkey's years John - now even retiring folk look young to me! But it is not the youth that bothers me but the fact that many of them look so frail.

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  9. You know that after reading the first line we were all opening another window to do just that dont you ? !!

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  10. Surely there must be some sort of police fitness standard? I love the Angie Dickinson photo. I used to watch that show as a kid. (And "enhanced" -- what DO you mean?? :) )

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  11. Yes, it seems that everywhere I look the younger generation have taken over. The first time I went on our nearest military base, it hit home, young kids in uniform everywhere, and all being deployed in a war zone. I can't imagine we were ever THAT young, but we were, and followed that same path....
    Our older policemen look like weeble wobbles, large over-flowing bellies, they couldn't run if their life de[ended on it, but as Jan Blawat already pointed out, they can stand their ground and point a pistol.
    ~Jo

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  12. There are searches one does not want to do in Google. It is hard to wash some images out to the mind - Gin is a good solvent.

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  13. Our community police department is small and informal. Officers routinely attend our township meetings to give reports. There has been some retirement lately and new youngsters hired. Some very young 'uns have been brought to be introduced. However, I could never, as one trustee has said to the new ones, "Are you old enough to carry a gun?" One blushed, but the last one snapped even more to attention and said, "I'm 23 years old, mam." I swear I heard his heels click.

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  14. Your officers need to have their wits about them, operating without guns as they do... I suspect maturity trumps muscle-bound young raw recruit quite handily.

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  15. I had never thought about the age factor but you've got a point. Interestingly till they mucked about with the police pensions and started employing volunteers and community cops age was less of a factor.

    My last shock with calling the police to my workplace was one New Year when they sent a male and female combo. The female was prob 5ft 5ins-ish but the laddie she had with her was on eye level with me, which was a shock as I can audition as a munchkin without a height test!

    I know its all about interpersonal skills and terribly politically incorrect to point these things out but the loon I needed sorting out was built like a brick outhouse and full of beer and bravado!

    Ps if you are google searching avoid 'cat punch' too. Last week I needed a 'papercraft punch in the shape of a cat' but went with the abbreviated version which uncovered some really sick results to my unthinking shock.

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  16. Talking about 'Googling', I once typed in 'Peacocks' looking for the clothes shop so named - what I got made my eyes water, oh blimey, and I had to throw a blanket over my monitor as quick as I could.

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  17. Angie looks so nonchalant in that pic, you'd think she was using furniture polish or flyspray rather than her gun.

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  18. My friends son was doing a project on London and typed in Big Ben. My friend did the rest of the research that evening and most evenings after that the dirty cow.

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  19. All police officers (male or female) should use Carol from TWD as a role model!

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  20. I think the youth would be less aggressive with an older woman. Who knows, they may even show her some respect. Admittedly my knowledge of English policing is limited to what I know from tv, especially The Bill, but I can't believe the way people talk to cops there. Here in days of old they would have received a backhander. Now, they would be arrested for swearing, at the least.

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  21. I trust that your Community Policewoman wears sensible shoes.

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  22. Ah, Angie Dickinson. One of those women who can make a straight gal feel curious.

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  23. Oh Google is such a joy. My young cousin was a big fan of heavy metal, particularly the Swedish kind, and tried goggling Swedish Hard Core. I don't think he has been the same since. Mind you that might be down to years of ribbing as a result... ;-)

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  24. Maybe she uses her middle-aged looks to her advantage. I know more than once people have sized me up as a middle aged broad, thereby deducting points from my IQ and assuming I have no physical strength, so they let their guard done. Surprise can be turned to an advantage.

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