06 August 2014

Out Just in the Nick of Time

The city where I used to work has a pretty low crime rate.  Every once in a while things happen that surprise people but for the majority of time, bad things don't happen.  So when they do, people take notice.

I read with interest that a body was found in a house and that it was being considered a homicide.  Firstly, I always wonder (and anticipate) the person being a former client.  This is the reality of working in social services sometimes.

Imagine my surprise when I read the newspaper online the next day to discover it's the tenant of my work's board president.  They named her in the article and included the typical overwrought, emotional quotes that articles like these often use.  Except I can hear the person say these words and I can just imagine the drama (and melodrama) that is happening.

It's like I'm watching a soap opera from just off the stage.  What the hell is going on there?  It just keeps getting weirder and weirder and I'm getting more relieved that I'm not working there anymore.

I must have gotten out of there just in the nick of time.  Who knows, I could have been murdered! (insert *Law and Order music* here)