Several years ago while working at the county jail (where I still work) I was locking down the inmates for the night and one man didn't want to get off the phone. After several attempts to get him to hang up the phone failed I switched it off.

About two nights later I was working the same wing and the same inmate called me over and said that if we were on the street that wouldn't happen.

I said, “Ya, I would have no reason to tell you to get off the phone and if I wanted to use a phone I would go and find one.”

He had nothing more to say.

Contributed by Cybersalt Subscriber, John P. V.