Signs summer is around the corner

  1. Suddenly a second (or third) daily shower starts to seem like a good idea.
  2. There’s more chatter from the fitness junkies on the department about “getting that beach body.”
  3. Your mouth starts watering thinking about all the barbecue you’re going to eat on the Fourth of July.
  4. The bottle of sunscreen you haven’t used in months is now accompanying you on every shift.
  5. The doughnut box in the breakroom that didn’t make it past noon earlier in the year is now much fuller than usual. That beach body doesn’t happen without some discipline!
  6. Iced coffees are becoming your new sidekick while on patrol.
  7. You accept the fact that the spring cleaning you were planning to do around your desk will just have to wait until next year.
  8. Flip-flops and sandals are slowly making a reappearance in your off-duty wardrobe.
  9. Your water and air conditioning bills start to slowly ascend.
  10. You start daydreaming of a vacation … or at least a staycation.

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