The probationary period

Many of you may think that probation time only deals with people that are convicted of a criminal offence.

Many of you may think that probation time only deals with people that are convicted of a criminal offence.

Not the case — it also happens when “Husbands Gone Wild” happens. Many friends were asking if my probation time had expired.

I wrote in an article in the past that, as a result of a photo radar ticket a while back, I was put on probation period where I was forbidden from entering or purchasing anything at the Pro Bass store in Calgary.

I certainly appreciate the concern.

Just to bring you up to date, just as this probationary period was about to expire I got another ticket. It was a big ticket, which resulted in a much bigger period of probation. Somehow, my wife figured the average I spend each time I go into the Pro Bass and she worked out the time period.

I convinced Bev to let me in this last Christmas time to purchase fishing rods for family members. It was a supervised visit. She told me I could not buy any more “stuff,” as she refers to my needs.

The smell, and just being able to walk amongst my people was enough to keep me going for a while.

This last week was another important time of the month for us husbands to remember.  I took her to the Calgary boat show. Showed her a good time.  Visited my dream boat again and again, but had to leave it behind. Sad eyes did not work.

The sales person saw me on the boat and commented “you look good in that boat sir.”  I took him aside and told commented to him, “Do I look like I’m a hard sale here?” I pointed to my wife and advised him that she is the one to convince. He was not a good sales person.

I’m pretty sure that come spring my probationary period will expire. I appreciate those that had concerns and will keep you posted.

Marko Shehovac is Staff Sgt. for the Columbia Valley RCMP

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