Counting the Days

A fellow cop from our precinct had only a few months left on the job, and he could always be heard ticking off the weeks, days, hours and minutes. Our chief was not amused.

"I’ve been on the job for 43 years, and I’ve never counted off the days until I’m outta here," he said.

I couldn’t help agreeing with him. "That’s because everyone else is counting for you."