The Force is strong with this one…

So, I’m not even at work and I get a complaint. Now that is skill! The kid was sick, so I stayed home to take care of her so the Wife could concentrate on her school work. Consequently, I missed traffic court.

Here’s the back story on the cite…

I’m working at one of my usual duck ponds when I see an SUV pass me at about 40 mph or so…no biggie, except for the kid hanging half his body out the rear left passenger window. Junior obviously has no seatbelt on. I caught up to the car, pulled it over, contacted the driver (Junior’s mom) and explained the violation. Turns out Junior is seven years old. Old enough to know better than to be hanging outside a damn car. Now I kept in mind this is just a kid, so I very politely explained to him that he was getting older and was old enough to know better. Seemed to go well at the time. Junior seemed to take what I said to heart and I felt fairly confident he wouldn’t put himself in harm’s way like that again.

Oh yeah…I still cited Mom.

Anyhoo…fast forward three months to traffic court. I’m not there. The cite gets dismissed. Yes, kids, the rumours are true…no cop = not guilty. Mom is not happy, however. She brings her whiny ass to the PD to complain because she felt I was condescending. To her seven year old. Three months ago. My supervisor, God bless him, told her he didn’t believe a seven year old understood condescension. Love it! Bottom line, she was just pissed off because she didn’t get to vent in court. She should be fucking happy, since my not showing up saved her dumbass nearly $500 (the fine). I’m sorry, did that sound condescending?

Not to mention the fact that if she was so bent about my treatment of Junior, why in the hell did she wait THREE months to whine about it? Unreal…

I was proud of myself for generating a complaint on a day I wasn’t even at work. Brilliant. The Force runs deep in this Jedi.

Hehe…

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