Though the drought is in full gear I have met some interesting people recently. My job allows me to meet quite a few interesting people. I guess that's one of the reason's I enjoy what I do. No not the whole collecting urine part, which is not all I do, but helping people. If you keep your mouth shut people will tell you a lot. I guess they feel a closeness since you're holding their bodily function in your hand. I don't see it that way and recently had to tell a man he needed to keep that bit of info to himself. The conversation went like this:
me: I need you to empty your pockets (standard protocol in drug testing0
him: (while emptying his pockets there was a condom wrapper) Well, I had to get here somehow. I don't have any money. ya know.
me: (looking at him, like what?? I hadn't paid attention until he made that statement and then I saw the wrapper with big bold letters) ummmm...yeah, that's more than I need to know.
him: times are hard, you gotta do what ya gotta do, right?
me: really, that's more than I EVER need to know.
him: I'm just kidding. I got money. I want to be a professional gambler. I just lost $10,000. I just need $1000 and I'm back at the table. I've just got to do this cause I got a big house, big car, and 2 daughters I have to pay for their school.
him: Ya know what I'm sayin. I own my own truck and all and I'm waitin on money from it but until I get that $1000 I've got to work.
He then proceeds to tell me the flaws in our system of performing the collection. Yes, you better believe I set him straight. I've been in this business for almost 10 years, I know what I'm doing. In my line of business you are guilty until proven innocent.
This is what I walked away from that conversation with:
1. what an idiot.
2. which was the truth: 1. sex for travel or 2. professional gambler.
3. do I care what the truth really is??
4. I do not believe a word he said as he had to tell everyone who would listen or pretend to listen about his house, car and that he use to be a nurse. I forgot that one...
That my friends is the adventure of the day.