I had a busy morning today hauling computers. I had two trustees with me from the County Jail, along with Jailer to get the job done. The men arrived on time in their very uncomfortable jumpsuits. One of the two was a former student, the other was a man that has actually been up to school to talk to our students about drugs and the mistakes that he has made in his life. Of course seeing a former student in this shape was tough, I can only hope he learns from his mistakes and gets his life on track. That is another post all together.
As for the other inmate.....he was a worker...that is all there is to it. He worked circles around the rest of us. Throughout the morning we talked on and off, he told me he hoped to be out of jail in March. So I asked, "What are you going to do with yourself?" I mean this is a guy that could make someone a hand. He says. "I am going to counsel youth, and stay away from my so called friends." Then he stops working...stands up and says....."Mr. Tucker...if I could only change time." I had no response.....what do you say to that? I had no words.
Think about this.....and I have said this before....we only get one shot at many things.
- Raising Children
- Making a First Impression
- Gaining Respect
- Earning Trust