Friday, November 21, 2008

Another Top 5 List...

Top 5 things not to say to me when I've stopped you for a traffic violation:

5) Don't you have anything better to do than harass people?

4) But... I see people do that all the time.

3) You just stopped me because I'm (insert race here).

2) Just write the damned ticket.

And the number on thing not to say to me on a traffic stop...

"Can we make this fast? I'm in a bit of a hurry."


dickiebo said...

'You just stopped me because I'm race." I don't get that!
(Only jokin', honest Officer!)

Evil Transport Lady said...

Best thing to say is NOTHING. :)

Teri Kathleen said...

That's hilarious. Are people really and truly stupid enough to say this stuff?

Berserk said...

Yep. None of those were even unusual.

Me said...

I stopped a doctor once who was very upset because he was in a hurry to get to the hospital for his regular shift. Apparently I did not help when I asked him if there were any other doctors in the hospital and told him that I was sure that they could hold down the fort until he got there.
As I was writing him the ticket, he blew his horn, and when I looked up, he was holding his wrist out the window and pointing to his watch with his other hand!

So I held my ticket book out the window and pointed to it, and then I sat back and listened to another song on the radio before going up and giving it to him.

They may be rich but when you dock 'em time, you impose a sanction that their money can't erase.

Officer "Smith" said...

Yes TK, I have heard all of these more than once.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, number one really gets me mad. It reminds me of a story I must tell on my blog. The morale is, you being late isn't an emergancy or my fault.

tgace said...

My list includes:

"you cant write me Im related to/friends with (insert some politician name here)"