Quote of the Day

“Now I’m fucked. Thanks a lot.”

I thought about leaving that as the sole narrative of this post just to amuse myself, but then I figured you’d want to know more so here it is…whiner.

I stopped an ’06 Highlander for going 60 MPH in a 45 MPH. I walked up to the car and the exchange started off vaguely pleasant. I asked the driver if she knew why I stopped her and she said, “I was speeding. I’m late for school.” She seemed legitimately upset (not upset mad, but upset sorry), but, hey, I have a job to do.

I walked back to the bike to write her real quick. Lord knows she’s in a hurry. I walked back up, handed her my cite book and asked her if she’s had any tickets in the last year and a half. She said, “Yes!” I asked if her if she happened to go to traffic school for it. She said, “Yes! Now I’m fucked. Thanks a lot!”

I said, “I don’t know if I’d use that particular verbiage (trying not to laugh since we all know damn well I would).”

She responded, “Well I would and I’m using it.” Obviously, her attitude took a turn. My response? “I didn’t realize I was in your car pushing down on the gas pedal. My mistake. You know, you could always take responsibility for your actions. Just something to consider. You have a nice day, now.”

Astounds me I get paid for this.

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10 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. After you ask "do you know why I stopped you?" What would be your preferred verbal line of conversation?

  2. ACC,

    Honesty. Just simple honesty. Even if you don't know. Happened today…nice guy, honestly had no idea why I stopped him. Gave him a warning.

  3. I like your blog. Sometimes it's a little harsh, but otherwise it's pretty dang hilarious. I know how much crap you go thru everyday – I answered front desk calls at my local pd for 4 years.

  4. Got $10 says she's a DVC student. Let me guess- somewhat hot, air of entitlement, and destined for ignominy. Am I right?

  5. OK, I call bog foul! First, you're allowed to sass your customers, then a reader uses the word ignominy?

    I'm debating renewing my subscription.

    Hey MC, ever tell people just to leave the house earlier ;P


  6. HM,

    Dude's a lawyer. You know how they are. Gotta justify that $100,000 degree. Billable hours and all.


    You owe me $10.

  7. I love how they call in and complain about the officer's 'quota'. Oh Ma'am, a qouta? I think your mistaken. They can right as many tickets as they want!

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