So, my 20 yr old dd is a senior at university about 5 hrs away. She's studying Administration of Justice; wants to "get the bad guys". She was recently hired by the campus police force and as part of her training has to be tazed and pepper sprayed. She'd been tazed before, because she was a sheriff's cadet from age 16 - 19, so that is not a concern.
She was REALLY afraid of being pepper sprayed.
Well, she got it tonight. It's been about 3 hours, and I just talked to her. She is still in extreme pain, poor kid.
She turned her head when they sprayed her, and the stuff got all over not just her face, but her neck and chest as well. She sent me a photo and it looks just awful.
She is the only girl on the squad of 8, and was determined to make a good showing tonight. That worked – she was told she took it better than the guys -- including one ex-marine, LOL.
I feel so bad; I want to be there with her but I suppose that's part of being a grown-up; Mommy can't always save the day! Her boyfriend is taking good care of her though.
On a cuter note, she was laughing because they got the roster w/the names and emails of the squad members.
The guys all have emails like: TomB@aol.com, Shark1@comcast.com, etc. And then there's dd's email:
firstname.lastname@example.org LOL Now, doesn't that just strike fear in the hearts of all the bad guys?