Living with a Cop

I realized today that there are some rather funny conversations that happen in our house because of my husband’s profession. He’s a detective with the metro police and let’s just say things can get interesting!

Quirks of living with a cop:

  • “oh, that’s not a love handle, that’s your gun”
  • your house is on 24/7 lock down
  • you aren’t alarmed if your husband comes home injured (black-eye, bleeding, bruises, etc)
  • you call your husband and he informs you that he’s in jail or in the hospital and you aren’t the least bit worried
  • You appreciate his midnight phone call letting you know he’ll be late because he’s out with some prostitutes
  • A ‘date’ night consists of talking through home burglary scenarios
  • End of day conversations usually go something like this:

“How was your day?”

“Not bad”

“Anything exciting happen today?”

“Nah, just a car chase that turned into a foot chase. Caught up with the dude and had to wrestle him to the ground to get him cuffed. Took him to jail and then I had to go to the hospital to get this gash above my eye looked at… just a few stitches. No big deal.”

What kind of crazy conversations happen in your house?

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  • Rachel June 6, 2008  

    This is hilarious! My uncle is a cop… and some of those conversations have really happened!

  • tam June 6, 2008  

    this is HYSTERICAL!!!

    “You appreciate his midnight phone call letting you know he’ll be late because he’s out with some prostitutes”

    oh. my. word! that slayed me!!!

  • jdellis June 6, 2008  

    My wife works in the forensics field so needless to say, I hear stories about body parts, foul smelling evidence, and others things I can’t really stomach.
    These thoughts are typically relayed in the middle of dinner while we catch each other up on our respective days.


  • Jenni Catron June 6, 2008  

    @Rachel – so you know that I’m not exaggerating since you’ve had these family conversations

    @Tam – I really did get that call one night! Crazy!

    @jdellis – I bet you do have some interesting conversations… I left the gross stuff out of mine, but I bet that’s the majority of your wife’s stories!

  • June 6, 2008  

    OK – this is so funny! The most interesting we get is talking about sound issues at church…we are lame.

  • Rachel June 6, 2008  

    Made me laugh! Our conversations are about how Jim doesn’t go to work until 10 AM and can be home by 3 or 4 and still makes money doing it. Plus he wears cargo shorts, a t-shirt and Keens every day as his ‘suit.’ All that and analyzing every country song on the radio and the minutia of the music biz. Once that subject grows old, we start on the kids, how they are growing up too fast, how they drive us crazy, how we used to have a quiet house, etc. Luckily, no talk of prostitutes has come up! 😉

  • inWorship June 6, 2008  


    This is awesome! I love the end of day chat.

  • kari June 6, 2008  

    That’s so funny! As you know, Ted is a software developer. So, I have no clue what he’s talking about most of the time. It’s like he’s speaking a different language. I just nod my head in agreement!

  • Carmen June 6, 2008  

    That’s awesome! Especially, “You appreciate his midnight phone call letting you know he’ll be late because he’s out with some prostitutes.”

    The crazy in our household conversations usually involve Dora, Diego or Elmo…

  • Lori K June 6, 2008  

    Ok, how’s this……….we don’t really have too many conversations at home anymore! 🙂 Since we’re working together ALL DAY, we both need some quiet time when we get home.

  • zeynepankara June 7, 2008  

    Lol… There is no cop in my family. But if there is, it would be so excited. On the other hand, needless to say that, sooo much excited… Hope you have a strong heart. Zeynep xx