Monday, October 6, 2014

Move Along. There's Nothing To See Here.

I'm sitting on a residential street, running radar because we'd had a number of complaints from residents about speeders in the area. This is an area with parks and playgrounds and lots of school buses and pedestrians all over the place, so I'm happy to write speeding tickets there.

A huge luxury 4-door car going the opposite direction from the way I'm facing stops in the middle of street and signals for me to put my window down. I can see the driver is of WWII vet age, so I figure he needs directions or has some question. He's apparently oblivious to the traffic piling up behind him.

I put my window down, and I swear this is what he says to me:

"What the hell are you doing sitting there doing nothing while I'm paying your salary?"

I resist the urge to tell him to get his ass moving before I write him a ticket for obstructing traffic. Instead, I politely explain what I'm doing and why. He says:

"Speeders? Yeah, there's a lot of those. I guess it's OK, then."

He drives off.


blindhawg said...

Umm……yeah, paying your salary. Let's see….Social Security for Mr and Mrs Vet….check, Government sponsored health insurance…..check. Did Mr or Mrs Vet teach or work for the State? Add a nice lifetime pension check each month. Did he own a successful small business? It sure was nice being able to buy "supplies" and "business vehicles" while he paid his "employees" contract wages with no benefits. I'm sure he's foaming at the mouth about all the "moochers" who are going to bankrupt this nation.

Heidi said...

Wow. I think he deserved the ticket.

Mark p.s.2 said...

You should have gave him a ticket. $162 ticket
Guy thinks he is a policeman.