115: First Day

115: First Day

Nov 13, 1998
Stories of the first day on the job, the first day in a relationship, the first day in school. On the first day, any first day, we're expected to live by the rules and customs of the culture we're entering, but we don't know those rules and customs just yet.
These are stories of people trying to make the transition—and the difficulty of making the transition—in a new place, from outsider to insider.
  • The first day inevitably means mistakes, mishaps, fiascos. A true story, told by a former rookie cop. (14 minutes) AnimalsFunnyPolice

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