Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Gift That Keeps On Giving (posted by HF)

A few nights ago, one of the female Field Training Officers was coming on duty. She walked into the patrol room and up to one of the cabinets that each officer has an assigned drawer in. She opened her personal drawer to retrieve some needed forms for the night's work when she noticed a picture frame in her drawer turned face down. She turned the frame over to reveal a vintage print from the 1940's.

"Who could have put this in my drawer?" thought the officer.

"Who knows I collect vintage art work from the 1940's? she wondered.

She looked at the frame. At first glance it appeared old and weathered. But upon closer inspection, she discovered that the frame was, in fact, brand new.

"It's been hand treated to look old. The weathering job is too precise, too congruent and even, too balanced. The grain of the wood doesn't show through the paint the way it would on a frame weathered by time."

"Oh there's a card!" she quipped.

It read:

"Dear Samantha [name of officer changed],

I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you spent training me while I was there. You were like a sister to me and I still feel that way. I was at the fourth of July parade and I saw you there with your beautiful kids. You mentioned that you collect these and I saw it and knew that you would love it.



Question 1: How in the world did CJ get into the patrol room!?
Question 2: Is CJ stalking her former FTO!?
Question 3: WTF???


Kelsey said...

Wow. That's just creepy!

Meadowlark said...

I would HOPE that CJ gave it to one of the officers to leave with her.

Otherwise, WTF x2!

Anonymous said...

The line about seeing her with her kids is the creepiest.

OrdinaryLife said...

Very creepy....especially the kid thing! Hope she keeps a record of this; may need to report it someday (but, being a cop, I'm sure she knows that!)

Natalie said...

You know, I just can't figure that chick out. You have to admit, what an extremely thoughtful gift.

But maybe a little TOO thoughtful?

Paige said...

I agree w/ thoughtful but then again...I'm wondering the same as the questions.

Slamdunk said...

Maybe she just will do anything to remain the star comic relief of this blog PW. I was thinking like ML--she has an insider still

Texas Ghostrider said...

What does CJ look like? What does FTO look like....? Sorry just wondering.....hey she was impressed with her FTO, why isn't CJ there now?

Wifey said...

What happened to gift bags and face-to-face conversation? I agree. It's creepy that it was just in her drawer...

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, I just gotta agree, very creepy.