The Gardaí are really not bad
I noticed that the Gardaí tend to get a lot of flak from the public, especially lately, and I just had to put in my two cents.
This morning, while I was on my way to work, I got mugged. The little rat got my phone, bankcard, travel card and a bit of money.
I ran after him and kicked him a bit but I wasn’t thinking. I have a heart condition, I should not have chased him. I stopped in the middle of a housing estate to calm down and the residents were lovely.
One woman called the guards for me, while some council workers brought me into their tea room for breakfast. I was mostly shaken because after the guy got my cards, it meant having no way to get to work. (I live an hour and a half away from my job)
I was waiting a while on the Gardaí to arrive, which I’d expected. But, they could not have been more nice. They checked me over to make sure my heart was ok. They took my statement and while I was there one of them let me use his phone to call work and my parents. After having another panic attack in front of them, they calmed me down and then drove me to work, taking about three hours out of their day.
I’m so grateful for these guys, they couldn’t have been more accommodating.
I’ve never experienced this with a Garda before but it definitely makes all the difference when they show an interest.
The main Garda even called me later on to make sure I was doing ok. Like, I’m so shocked. As I said, I’ve not had much dealings with the Guards either way, but I’ve never met a Garda so helpful and caring. It really made a difference.
So, while a lot of them seem to be heartless, remember there’s still a few good ones that make everything else better.