Sunday, May 18, 2008

Things People Said to Me This Week...

"I haven't had a ticket in twenty years, you don't need to write me one now."

"I already have too many tickets, you don't need to write me one now."

"Don't you guys have murderers to catch?"

"Don't you have something better to do?"

"Uh oh, it's the donut patrol." (You know that smartass got a ticket.)

"There's no sign that says I can't turn left across the divided highway. That's entrapment."

"I was only in the carpool lane for a minute."

"Nobody sent me a letter telling me my truck couldn't be more than 65 feet long."

"I had to drive on the island to make the turn."

"I was not doing 50. I was doing 25."

"I'm running late for work, but I didn't think I was going that fast."

"Yes, I'm loaded."

"I promise I'll never do it again if you don't write me a ticket." (And if I do write you a ticket you WILL do it again?)

And the best one... when I told a driver she was doing 57 in a 25 MPH speed zone... "NO SHIT?! Whoa!"


Demon Deacon Dispatcher said...

Some of those are priceless! I can't believe people can be that stupid and be in that much denial about it.

Angie said...

U can tell DDD is a new dispatcher..stupid people are always in denial..There should be a stupidity support group :-)

Anonymous said...

Gee, Ang, kinda hard on my new partner, aren't ya? We were all new once too :)
The "excuses" are great, BTW!

Berserk said...

"Don't you have murderers to catch" is one of the surest ways to get a ticket from me.

Fire Fox said...

The list is great... have you ever pulled over someone who actually was honest and respectful? ("Yes sir, I was speeding. It was my fault for not paying attention.") Just curious what your response would be...
never could understand why folks don't understand the "you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar" theory!

Jay said...

A family member has had to stop speeding sportsmen a couple of times and in both cases has been told "Don't you know who I am".
I wonder if an over inflated ego gives the same protection as an airbag.
I had to laugh at your list. Some people must leave you just shaking your head.

Officer "Smith" said...

Most of those will earn you a ticket if I haven't already decided you're getting one.

I do occasionally get someone who is "real". If the driver says "Ya' know, I guess I just had my head up my ass and I wasn't paying attention", they may not get the ticket.

I have to take those on a case by case basis though. If it was a red light, or double the speed limit, or reckless, you are probably still gonna get it. If it was ten over, or maybe you just kinda did a 5 MPH Hollywood stop, maybe you won't get it.

And yes, people leave me shaking my head on a daily basis, usually muttering "Asshole" under my breath as I walk back to my car.

Anonymous said...

It is like some of the stuff I encounter at work. Like during a shake down we found a shank and tobacco. His response was it belongs to my bunkee. The only problem was he was the only one in the cell.

Berserk said...

Firefox: I get a lot of the "Sorry, Officer, wasn't really paying attention" stops. If they've got a real license and their insurance is current, they usually get a warning.