By ‘Cop(ex): Wednesday 25th April ’18 1400 – @ES_Humour on Twitter | Visit our website | Contact Us
A Single Mum, aged 24, was SO shocked and SO upset by seeing a couple of Met Police Officers have 3 minutes of down time, that she just HAD to contact the national press!
For reasons which I am sure our readers will understand, we shall not name the ‘news’ organisation that had the EXCLUSIVE ‘story’ about a couple of Met Police Officers who were filmed by a ‘concerned’ member of the public having a few minutes of downtime.
But if you are in the emergency services / NHS or support the Emergency services then you will have a pretty good idea as to which ‘news’ outlets just love to have a go at the very same people they would call should they ever find themselves returning home to find an armed intruder in their property.
You see, it’s easy to berate and take the p__s out of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in order to potentially save the life of a complete stranger when your only interaction with the ‘real world’ is through rose tinted glasses.
But I wonder where the ‘reporter’ that broke the ‘exclusive’ story in question was when the terrorists struck london last year?
I wonder where the single 24-year old mum was when the spawn of satan were running around London with knives trying to murder people in cold blood?
That’s right my friends; they were (probably) tucked up at home in bed with a nice cup of coco and some hobnob biscuits, no doubt watching the drama unfold via the medium of television.
Must have taken some ‘balls’ to be able to watch that!
How is the fact that Police Officers are human even worthy of ‘news’?
We hear the same old story about how they should have been ‘doing their job’. But this statement is ALWAYS made by people who have never done anything braver in their lives other than dip their fingers into a hot tea in order to retrieve an AWOL tea bag.
If they had the balls to join the #ThinBlueLine instead of berating it, then they would know that you HAVE to let off steam when you are constantly dealing with the sort of incidents which most people (thankfully) will never have to deal with.
Those of you who have served in the emergency services, or who have friends and family in the emergency services will know exactly what I am talking about.
Let’s imagine that the individual who broke this ‘exclusive’ story, or any just about any reporter from the usual anti-emergency services brigade, just happened to be reading this, then I would ask them: ‘what’s the bravest thing you have done in your life so far?’
Have you tackled a knife wielding madman? Have you ever had to tell a parent that their child has been murdered? Have you ever attended a road traffic collision where you ended up being the last person a fatally wounded person spoke to before they slipped away?
Have you ever had to take a missing person report from a parent who is completely besides themselves at the thought of their loved one having been taken by a sick and twisted paedophile ring? Have you ever heard your best mates getting a kicking through the medium of a radio? (kit issue)
Have you ever done anything to help prevent a terrorist attack? Have you ever put yourself in front of a maniac armed with a knife or gun that wants to kill everyone in sight?
I could go on, and on, but you get my point.
The thing is, the answers to these questions will almost certainly be ‘no’.
So that leaves the thought in our minds of: ‘what the hell has it got to do with you regarding the fact that a couple of Police Officers DARED to have 3 minutes of downtime?’
The general public are more switched on and more equitable than most journalists give them credit for.
At Emergency Services Humour, we hear from people all of the time when ‘stories’ such as these make the ‘headlines’, telling us that they could not give two foxtrots about the fact that the Police sometimes let off some much-needed steam in between dealing with the worst that humanity often has to offer.
It’s only the individuals who have their own agendas to push that actually think that Police Officers should have no personality – that they should not be allowed to be human.
But such individuals are, thankfully, in the minority.
Most decent people understand that during a 12 hour shift, there will be moments when the Police might take the opportunity to let some steam off. Because most people have a lot of common sense.
The ironic thing is, that it’s the same news agencies which break these sort of non-event stories who also heap praise on the Police when the s__t really hits the fan.
But then that just makes these news agencies look two-faced.
There is a reason why the near 200,000 emergency services personnel are so against the mainstream civilian media; its due, in part, to the rubbish stories such as those which this article refers to.
And if you are the sort of do-gooder that feels it necessary to ‘film’ Police Officers having some downtime, then please, do something constructive with your life like maybe going out and helping a complete stranger in their moment of need.
Something that tens of thousands of Police Officers up and down the country do on a minute by minute basis (in between playing on some swings of course)…
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