The old saying is pretty much ..... well old.
But it is also how most of us who have followed the RoMo saga feel.
From the day that his embellished resume was reviled along with his "awarded degree" we've been waiting for the other shoe to drop. In the process he has turned the once proud CMPD on its head, hired his buddies and family members and helped spread a pandemic of cronyism throughout Charlotte.
While his command is a failure, he has managed to spend our tax dollars on command staff uniforms, take home cars, rearranging the parking deck, a lavish Christmas party and updating his offices.
He has promoted officers to high command ranks with little regard for anything but the color of their skin and dismissed the long serving Police Reserve unit.
His leadership style is that of fear and intimidation and he has shown that his standard of ethics is of no more value than his degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
All the while riding a wave of declining crime stats that have little if anything to do with his management of the Charlotte Mecklenburg police department.
Now with charges against Marcus Jackson, we the citizens of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are waiting for the other shoe to drop.
We know its coming but when?
A side note:
Waiting for the "other shoe to drop" a phrase that finds its roots in the early part of the last century with a story that goes something like this.
A Irish man comes in singing late at night to a boarding house, rather the worse for wear from his spell of drinking.
After loudly dragging himself up the stairs and banging doors, the entire house is now awake.
He sits on his bed, drags one shoe off tosses it up in the air and with a loud thud it drops to the floor. Guiltily remembering everyone around him is trying to sleep, he takes the other one off much more carefully and quietly puts it on the floor.
He then finishes undressing and very quietly gets into bed and drifts off to sleep.
Meanwhile the rest of the boarding house is now awake lying in their beds waiting for the "other shoe to drop".