Originally Posted by KcMizzou
I have a really close friend who's a cop. (weird, aint it?) He describes his career like this...
"It's generally 8 hours of boredom, but now and then you have a few minutes of sheer terror... and that's when you have to remember how to do your job.."
That's an old pilot's saying. Our pilots (USAF) used to say in the 60's " Flying is hours and hours of boredom punctuated by a few minutes of sheer terror". Cops spend hours and hours of boredom punctuated by a jelly doughnut.