" Ah TDC TBL step in to my office”, remarked the DCI, (oh shit what now)
I thought as I cast my mind back on the last 72 hours (The time frame for how long something is important to the DCI for).
He then starts to make small talk, how I am, how is life, my workload and other non committal stuff, he is starting to make me edgy by this banter. I wait for the "just one more thing before you go ... " remark.
"Sign this would you please?" he toss's over across the desk a familiar looking orange docket that bears my name, it comes to a stop at my hand.
Glancing sideways I look for the hidden DPS spook, nope none in sight, a trickle of sweat drips down my back winding its way to my underwear, which I suspect is going to be full soon.
But no.. As I open the docket I see a magical phrase " Detective constable TBL ".
It’s done! I am signed off. I am now a proper 'techo.
Time to put the feet up, large it up, read the paper and shout at the lids!
(* Above remark is flippant)
oh and now I owe the DCI a very large and expensive drink at the next office "meeting".