Before I tell you this story I must give you a little background information. I have a part time job at the local detention center (that’s jail for those of you in Rio Linda). I work at the “Commissary”. The commissary has snacks, cold drinks, socks, underwear…in other words all sorts of stuff that detainees (that’s prisoners…) need while they are being detained. One of the items we have is greeting cards, and since Mothers Day is coming, we have Mother’s Day cards. Now, with that said, the story: Last Friday I was checking an order for one of the detainees and he asks to see the Mother’s Day cards. I handed him the stack of samples so he could take his pick. He said: (and I almost quote) “I need to get something for the mothers of my children”. (Yes I am using the plural correctly here.) HE BOUGHT FOUR (4)! Now, I am not quite sure what that says about our society. 1. We have a guy in jail that is not supporting his “family(s)”. 2. We have at least four women and four children most likely on some sort of public support. 3. We have a guy and four women that have most likely never been married. (If they/he was married it wasn’t for long because he wasn’t that old.) 4. We have a screwed up system where I am required to support behavior that I do not condone or believe in. Your thoughts would be appreciated.