If you were going to say one thing about detective, Lakima “Kima” Gregg (Sonja Sohn), it’s that she was not the type of person to hold anything back. For five seasons on HBO’s The Wire (available to stream anytime on HBO Now) Kima was tough, driven, and willing to stop at nothing if it would help bring the case in. For those who are willing to give something their all, here are a few of her nuggets of wisdom that’ll help motivate and inspire you.
“Who we gotta f*ck in this town to get a real office?”
When the newly-appointed Barksdale detail is told to set up a temporary office deep within the bowels of Baltimore police headquarters, it’s pretty obvious that everyone who got the assignment couldn’t be less happy about where they were going to spend for the foreseeable future. In fact, it only takes Kima about four seconds before she says what everyone was thinking. Most people are inclined to keep these things to themselves, but dropping a remark like this can help bring some levity to a bad situation, as well as create some instant camaraderie knowing that everyone’s in the same miserable boat together.