Thursday, March 20, 2008

SW's Solution

So here's the e-mail I got today from the social worker......

Hi Krista,
I spoke with (the supervisor) and she is willing to sign off on the safety audit with the following provisions:

I visit with you at your home and allow you to show me that

1. Your gun is stored, in an inoperable condition, in a locked area inaccessible to children.
2. Ammunition is stored in a locked area away from the gun.
3. I can confidently document that you have an appropriate gun safety plan in mind for when your child is placed with you.

4. You are committed to reviewing that plan as your child grows and develops over time.


I'm so excited that she's going to "allow me" to show her these things. Uhh..yeah. That's called sarcasm.

This is the same thing my first SW did. You remember, the one with common sense. Why couldn't we have just handled this during the home visit without all the extra unnecessary commentary and opinions from you, Ms SW? Now you've got to make another trip to my house... which I don't appreciate.

But guess what.... my gun will NEVER be inoperable. I'm assuming that she means unloaded. And the ammunition stored in a separate locked place is just the most ignorant thing I've ever heard. Whatever. I'll play your stupid little game for the 15 minutes you'll be here.

I'm not real happy with the choice of words either. The supervisor is "willing to sign off"? Really? I hate that these people think they can come into MY HOME and tell me how things should be. And now I have to instill confidence in the SW about my appropriate gun safety plan? I'm not going over it again. If she didn't take notes the first time, then she's shit out of luck.

And how dare she use the word "committed" to me? Do you people think I'd let you continue to put me through this bullshit if I wasn't committed to this child? Do you think I'd still be in this 2 years later? And hanging on for another year or two until she actually gets here? Kiss my ass, lady. Seriously.....

Yep... I'm still not over it. I think it might be a Friday night happy hour for me tomorrow. I see a jumbo size margarita with an extra shot of tequila in my future.....

10 comments:

Daniella said...

make it a double! ugh.

Ruby Cate said...

Sweetie, I know it sucks but it's just part of the process... and yes, it sucks. For what it's worth, when I was in the midst of my social worker visits, I had to 'lie' about being a heterosexual woman 'actively searching' for a husband. The reality is, I'm a bisexual woman who is content with waiting to see what fate has in store for me. I HATED having to sugar coat that but did so because I knew that the ends justified the means... and every time I see Ruby's smiling face I know it was well worth it.

*hugs*

Hang in there luv, play her game for 15 minutes but after she's gone, be true to who you are, it's who we all love.

-Amy & Ruby Cate

Lisa and Tate said...

Are you freaking kidding me? How many more hoops do you have to jump through? I guess you just smile and say "would you like fries with your Bull SH*T?"...

It will soon be over and you will be holding your I171-H redo in you hands.

Lisa

Miche said...

Dang, what an ignorant social worker-you're a cop keeping her streets safe, yet she acts like your some moron that just got a gun for the fun of letting children play with it. Sheesh. You have more reason than anyone to keep your gun with you! Anyways, good luck, you're in my thoughts AND have a fun happy hour tonight!!

Marla said...

Yikes, what a hassle, hope she comes back soon so you can be done with this. Enjoy your margarita and your weekend.

Donna said...

What a poor choice of language...you would think a social worker would be more sensitive. Just jump through their hoops and get it over with!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

I agree with Ruby Cate! Too bad we don't live a little bit closer. I know Marty would whip you up a super dooper Margarita! He was just commenting the other day that we haven't seen you guys for a while.

sea star said...

Ugh.....

Need more #2 pencils for your next appt? *snort*

kris said...

When's the BSW coming? I so hope you throw in her face how COMMITTED you are- seriously. I would give anything to be a fly on the wall for that visit. Sorry you're having to deal with this crap.

Sam said...

SHEESH!!! Like other cops have never adopted! Hang in there, sweetie!