Easy to get in, hard as heck to get out" said Captain Hamby to a class full of Correctional Officers in training, nurses and interns attending pre-service week in order to be able to work in prison.
Yes, you read it right the first time: prison. Me, blogger who responds to the spiritual name of Yedid Nefesh will be interning in a prison for the next ten months. As I will be starting this week, you might get to hear some quite interesting stories.
Captain Hamby was once married but as he calls himself, he is a "free man". What is it about man that they will always joke about being single as equating being free? They love us, they need us, yet they can't accept it. They feel trapped in love. As if they were the victims of a powerful feeling that takes over control over their emotions, if emotion there is, and compels them to act on the demand of love... Please.
Anyways, Captain Hamby did have some other good lines. Among others:
"If you don't get along with a person, simply ignore them" --hmm great Middos demonstration....
"There is a very fine line between those in a prison and those who aren't." --Really? fine line such as .... oh, crime perhaps?
"As long as you're wearing your uniform, you are held to a different standard." Ah, finally something my Bais Yaakov teacher might have said one day....