All of us LEOs have posted over and over again about the Attitude Test. If you’ve got a shitty attitude, you’re guaranteed to get a ticket. If you’re honest, your odds of getting a warning significantly increase.
Last week, I worked some Click It or Ticket OT. Two hours into it, I was ready to lose my mind behind the bullshit attitudes I was dealing with. Listen, it’s not a point on your license…it’s just a fine. You’ve no one to blame for your ineptitude by yourself. Calling me an ass and butchering my last name like some jackstick seventh grader is not the way to ingratiate yourself. I don’t care what you call me or what your excuses are. Take some responsibility.
Yadda, yadda, yadda.
So, I went back to the PD before I ripped someone’s head off due to the sheer disbelief (even after all this time) of how ridiculous people are. Then it occurred to me. I need to do a little study. I haven’t hashed out all the details yet, but suffice it to say it will take a minimum of one month to complete.
I’m going to keep my own set of stats for every stop I do. I’m going to try and scientifically half-assedly determine just how full of shit your average driving citizen is. Thus far, I’ve decided to lump folks into one of three categories: the Honest, the Oblivious, and the Liar. I won’t tell the driver they are unwittingly participating in my little study. I will attempt to handle each stop (at least at the outset) as similarly as possible. How they respond and my interpretation of same will determine in which category they fall.
I’ll be refining it before commencing my little study. I’ll either be commencing the study in July or August. More often than not, my posts are about the knuckleheads I deal with, so it truly appears that the sheer number of assclowns in the world is overwhelming. I think there are more of them than the average reader wants to know…and I’m hoping there are less of them than I think. Time will tell…