An Addendum to the Power of Thank You

Sometimes I forget just how small a world it can be. On occasion, I also lose sight about the fact that more than two people read my blog.

Imagine my surprise when I got a “Hey, MC. What did I do?” from my own personal Powers That Be. Seems the ‘ol smartphone got lit up after my Power of Thank You post with messages along the lines of “What did you do to piss off MC?!?”

I actually had the idea to post about that topic about 18 months ago. See, when I have an idea about a post, I’ll typically write it down in my iPhone. The Power of Thank You post was buried under a year and a half of other notes. In the news of late, particularly in the Bay Area, there has been a ton of negative press about law enforcement and how morale has taken a nose dive. It was these stories that reminded me about the post topic.

Let me assure you, fair readers, nothing that I posted in the Power of Thank You had any direct correlation with things at MCPD. At the risk of sounding sycophantic, I enjoy the ability to talk openly with PTB about things that may be bothering me. If you don’t enjoy that particular opportunity, be jealous. I can’t tell you how nice it is to ask a question and have it answered directly sans politics and excuses (read: b.s.). That’s not to say I like every answer or PTB has to explain every nuance of administrating to me. It is reassuring, however, to know that there is a nice working back-and-forth in which both sides can relate to one another.

With all that being said, it is not often that I post about things that go on at MCPD. And by not often, I mean I don’t think I’ve ever done that. What I usually post about is the bigger picture things or people I interact with whilst doing my job. I typically will not post about the inner workings of the Machine. I like to push the envelope from time to time, but I know what side of my bread is buttered.