Pour one for my homie.

*sigh* Well here we are Lex, the day before your last shift. I am writing this because I feel it is best to thank you this way and let others know what you mean to all of us at Central. But first I must say that it’s not going to be the same around dispatch. I, along with everyone else will be letting out a sigh as we go into work. Stories will be told and we will reflect on the past. It’s going to be hard.

We have been through a lot together and we went from being co-workers to something more. We’re family. We go into work for twelve hours and it can sometimes turn into a nice long sixteen-hour shift. No doubt we need someone to talk to and when you were working you were there to listen us. I know I can speak for everyone when I say we appreciated it more than you know.

No matter how you were feeling that day you brought a sense of humor to work that helped get passed the most gruesome calls. The humor included the random songs of your pets, to the slow 80’s clap that you, Meg, and I performed as a tribute to John Hughes. We played music trivia in the winter when people were actually being smart by staying off the roads and you and Trista, and Meg participated in my many school projects. I thank you for this.

We were on the same team for a long time and we were involved in the most intense of situations. Four of those calls will forever be branded within my memory. No one will ever know what it was like to go through it but our team. It’s an experience that is hard to describe but we got through it and excelled like we always do.

As you close this chapter and open a new one, remember to just be you. Keep on smiling and smother them with your humor. If they start out cold at first just offer them some fruit snacks or gum (inside joke). Thank you once again for doing everything you did in dispatch and thank you for being you, friend.



8 comments on Pour one for my homie.

  1. Alexis says:

    Aww man, you got me tearing up. I will miss you very much, these past seven years would not of been the same without all of you. Thank YOU for the same comfort, laughter, tears and memories. I couldn’t of made it through without a little help from my friends. 😉
    I’m going to miss you Ricky D… you’re my boy blue!

  2. jrantz1 says:

    Awwww Ricky!!! Definitely makes me want to cr..

    We didn’t get to be on a shift together, nor did we get to work together that often, but when we did.. or even just in those times of us relieving each other.. I grew to respect you a great amount. I have never heard one thing bad ever about you and can’t think of one myself (plus why would I want to??? you brought beautiful Noah into this world!!) I hope you keep in touch and visit often. You truly, truly are going to be missed!!!


    1. Alexis says:

      Thanks Jill! I will miss you too, and will definitely keep in touch!

  3. Dave says:

    We will all miss you to Alexis!!!! It was always nice to awake to the sound of your voice telling me were to go 😉 good luck with the new job and I’m sure I will see you soon!!!

  4. Todd A says:


    I appreciate the way you made me feel like part of the team while I worked in dispatch. Your kind words were appreciated more than you know. It’s been good to stay in touch, both personally and professionally.

    Best wishes on your new adventure!

  5. meg says:

    i am going to miss you more than i can ever tell you. you are my bff and wish to all the best in you new job! however i will miss all of the great times we had a 3a!!! i will also miss the TOTAL back up from you and rich on the few not so going things that happen with our jobs! thanks for being there… you made my job so much easier!!!!! i heart you and am going to miss you!!

  6. Tanya says:

    So happy for you in your new ventures, but will miss you greatly here in dispatch! You deserve all the best life has to offer you and I know you will excell in anything you take on! Keep in touch and don’t forget about us little people 🙂

  7. Kelly says:

    Alexis ~ You are truly one of the few that I can say is not only beautiful outside, but inside! I am so happy for you and your new adventure, but am so sad to say see ya later! Never goodbye my friend!!!! You rocked as a dispatcher and you will rock in whatever you do!!!!!!

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