There is a story I want to start of with that is totally different, but has an eire similarity. Years ago, a few months after the injury, I was supposed to go to the Boston Comic-con. I got tickets, I was in uniform. But the sad thing was there was no parking spaces in the area. Frustrated, we cancelled the trip. I was to suggest with my family, that I can still make a mini-patrol, since I was in uniform. Remembering the injury, my relative was livid, banging on the steering wheel saying another injury WILL occur. I decided to nix the idea.
Come to today. I was going to do an area, but I couldn't find an parking garages in the area, since they were full. Disappointed I stopped that area patrol. But as I head back, I remembered that I had another area in mind. So I went to the other area. Driving there was tricky, but thru the seat of my pants, I made it. Find a parking space in that situation was hard, but I soon managed. I was nervous being in it. I managed to do about a half an hour, quality not quantity. Nervous about the car was making me edgy. I passed by lights at a house that was blarring loud hip-hop music. I head fire engines, or it might be ambulances going past. I cut off when I approached the restaurant, but then things got interesting. As two girls were walking, I noticed to boys walking with an aggressive body language. All I did was give an evil stare, & they went into the house. I think I might've prevented a mugging or worse because hooking up at this hour was fool hardy. I noticed a group of kids laughing as I past. What would've been a great opportunity at networking was missed. A learnable moment. I feel the body language learning when it comes to knowing suspicious behavior mixed with my confidence has to be taken up a notch in order to be effective. As I went back, I found more ways to better. This is a teachable moment, as tomorrow I will do some more exploring to get to know the area next. "Are you ready for some RLSH?"