Mickalino Posted June 21, 2008 Share Posted June 21, 2008 Tomorrow I'm supposed to take my Border Patrol Competency Exam. I have to be there at 8am and it's a 2 hour drive, which means I have to leave no later than 6am. I was all excited about this because, when I went thru the study materials and took the "Practice Test", I got a 100% on it. Now it's almost 1am and I'm wide awake. I'm yawning but I can't sleep, because my mind is racing about tomorrow. I fear I'll have insomnia all night until finally falling asleep at 5am, then having the alarm go off 30 minutes later and I'll NEVER be able to wake up - let alone drive 4 hours round trip, and sit in a classroom for 8 hours thinking through meticulous questions on a fried brain, deprived of sleep. I honestly don't think I'm going to make it to this test, or thru this test. Maybe I'll feel better if you guys convince me that I wouldn't be happy as a Border Patrol Agent, like a couple friends of mine have done. They tell me I'll be bored to death driving up and down the desert in the middle of nowhere, and probably will get stuck on an 10 hour shift with a partner in the truck who is a jerk, and who I can't stand working with all day. And when I'm not bored drivin up and down desert roads, I'll either be doing mundane jobs like tightening lug bolts on the truck for maintenance, or chasing down nasty drug smugglers on the border. Have I already convinced myself I won't be happy, only to justify missing this test for sleep reasons ? Or is there another side of the cloud, a fun and challenging job, that maybe you all could convince me of ? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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