Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I think I'll apply for the vacancy


From 'Pearls Before Swine' yesterday:




Working as a prison chaplain will demonstrate, every single day, that there is, indeed, "room for a punching saint".  I daresay most law enforcement officers of my acquaintance would claim that their profession is even more like that, and I wouldn't argue with them!

Peter

5 comments:

August said...

Well, there's that old story about St. Nicholas punching Arius in the face...

Anonymous said...

I was a prison guard for a number of years. Never did it myself, but I did see cases where Thump Therapy actually straightened someone out.
The trouble comes in when it is over-applied.

Javahead said...

My mother was a prison nurse for quite a few years. Including Death Row.

She said that although medical ethics prevented her, there were times she really longed to set up a Jonestown Cool-Aid party for some of her patients.

We've got a large number of cousins on one side of the family that work as prison guards. And every family reunion they all get together to trade war stories. I think my favorite was the one about the inmate who finished his term in a California prison and was handed over to a crew from the Texas Department of Corrections to start his sentence there. My cousin was really envious of their rules of engagement . . .

Anonymous said...

https://stpeterslist.com/assets/img/2013/11/Nichols-Punch-Meme.jpg

Jason said...

I'd think Michael or Sebastian would include punching in their bailiwicks (combat and athletes respectively).