Sorry I haven't posted this past week. Our computer has been on the fritz but we've managed to fix it, thanks to one of HF's academy friends. He's a nerd. I call him my foster child because he's always around and he's been around for the past 6 years. I don't think he'll go away anytime soon and now he's going to be a cop just like HF so there's that whole bonding thing, great.
HF had his first official day of scenario practicals. He was introduced to yet another group of instructors all of which could best be described as “super cops.” They were intimidating to say the least. Basically HF and his classmates had to divide up into little squads and rotate through 4 stations, each containing a different scenario they had to deal with. By the end of the day all of the students felt miserable. HF said that everyone’s brains shut down on them and they totally forgot what little law they knew. The instructors said that this was normal for the first day and “encouraged,” everyone to study up on their law. HF felt pretty dejected when he came home but he did have this one realization: The day wasn’t a failure. The instructors told them that even though they screwed up a lot, it was only day 1 of that training and that if they learned something at each station, then the training was a win for them. The instructors want them to make their mistakes in training so they learn from them and don’t make the same mistakes again in the real world.
In the last two weeks CJ has made it clear to the instructors that she doesn’t like it when they use the “F word,” which causes them to use it more and direct it at her, much to everyone else’s amusement. I don't like "the F word," either, but that's what happens in the academy and in the real world, right?
That’s all I got for now.