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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Irritated (11/08/12)

TITLE: WWJD
By Bryce Baker
11/09/12


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WWJD


In this modern world we are

surrounded by many events that irritate

our mental, emotional and spiritual

stability. If I may, I am going to

share some of the items that rock, or

have rocked my world. Coming from a

world of Criminal Investigation the

list is rather substantial, but I will

reduce it to a few thousand. Let me

also state that the question, “What

would Jesus do?” is tattooed on my

brain cells. Unfortunately those brain

cells are smudged on occasion. Oh, and

with His spirit I have maintained a

relative state of sanity.

Being irritated has an action,

reaction when experienced, which at

times can get one into serious trouble.

How we handle these events is our

responsibility. Sometimes biting our

tongue will not suffice and we explode

into an irrational episode of

stupidity, followed by the shock of

reality blasting us in the face.

Things that have irritated me;

ACTION: Working for months on a case only to have a typo error have it thrown out of court.

REACTION: Learn to type.


ACTION: Being in a shootout and running out of bullets.

REACTION: Go for a doughnut and coffee and hope the bad guy leaves.


ACTION: Pulling someone over for speeding and locking myself out of the police car.

REACTION: Walk for a doughnut and coffee.


ACTION: It taking miles for someone you are pulling over to hear and see your emergency siren and lights. Then state they didn’t see me behind them.

REACTION: Flatten their tires.


ACTION: Having a youth that has just stolen a car state, “I’m underage! You can’t touch me!”

REACTION: Flatten the tires on their skateboard.


ACTION: Halfway through my coffee and doughnut and get a call out.

REACTION: Get them to go.


ACTION: Arresting someone with a gun and they state, “I have a license for that.” A fishing license isn’t a gun license!

REACTION: Giving up on trying to figure out the criminal mind.

So you see life is irritating, but if we handle it in a rational, spiritual way, all can be good.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/15/12
This was really funny. You have a delightful sense of humor. The beginning was a tiny bit slow, there's no need to tell the reader what you're going to write about, just launch right into it. That would have given you more word space to show us other irritants (someone critiquing my hard work) and reactions (smiling and saying hmm, you may have a point while thinking but I don't think so) I really did enjoy read the list and laughed out loud at several of the reactions. I'm delighted you shared them and I thank you for your service in keeping the part of your world a safer place. :)
Beth LaBuff 11/20/12
I have often wondered how in today's world, our law enforcement keep their cool. I know they are in a tough situation and many times their hands are tied. We expect so much from them. I enjoyed your questions and answer dialog. (especially the donut answers). :)
Meghan Andersch 11/20/12
I really enjoyed your list of actions and reactions. I do have to agree that the beginning seemed a little slow, but your line about smudged brain cells made me laugh.