February 27, 2013

Daily Write: Night School

The one cop was barely able to talk he laughed so hard. The other just kept grinning and shaking his head. Sitting behind them in a classroom with an auditorium-style incline, it was easy to eavesdrop and also stare at the handgun holstered to the first cop’s calf. Man, they could not stop laughing at those fire department responders from earlier in the day.

Some guy, distraught, was clinging to an expressway overpass. Apparently, the fire department is supposed to stay clear and wait for the police to talk people down. The big joke was that the firemen got out there anyway and the guy jumped, getting killed in traffic. My classmates laughed and laughed until Public Budgeting started. 

13 minutes, 119 words - MPA class at UIC