I think one of the greatest things about modern America is the computerization of medical records. As a volunteer sheriff I can look up anyone’s psychiatric records or surgical histories. Yeast infections… there are a huge number of yeast infections in this county. Probably because we’re downriver from that old bread factory… -Dwight, The Office
I don’t think I’ve mentioned to you all yet, but Match has been going through the interviewing process to become a sheriff. I have to say, I think he’d be great at it. He wants to do some sort of public service, and I think he’d make a very good sheriff. The hours would be tough, but no worse than his current graveyard shift. And this would be a career not just a temporary job. So far he’s gone through a physical test, an interview, and yesterday, the polygraph.
They hooked him up to a
pulse oximeter to monitor his heart rate, and a meter that monitors his sweat, and I’m sure a bunch of other monitors. He said it was way different than those old fashioned machines you see on cop shows. All morning I couldn’t stop thinking about how it was going, and wishing and hoping it would go well for him. As I was leaving for lunch, he walked into my office with a huge grin on his face.
We grabbed lunch and he told me all about the testing. I would have been terrified if it were me, but he said it was wasn’t that bad. He said normally the technician doesn’t tell how it went and that he’d have to go back in to go over the results. However, the technician said that he saw no reason for further questioning, and told him they were going to move forward with the background check! So we’re both really excited and hopeful. We’re both trying to not get our hopes up too much, but if he gets this job it would mean we could really start our lives. I could start pursuing a new career, and he would finally be starting a career in something he enjoys!
The next step in the background check is interesting. Apparently they will send someone out to our town, and they will sit down and meet with me, and see how we live. Already my OCD is kicking into high gear as I look around the house and see what needs to be fixed and tidied up. I’ll probably make cookies and try to be a good little hostess. It’s a good thing I love that sort of thing! So wish us luck. I really really hope Match gets this job.