Usually, the title of this post is accompanied with much ballyhoo, whining, and a general sense of bitchiness after I’ve stopped someone for some violation or other. Now, I could rehash the vast number of posts I’ve made regarding taking responsibility, admitting your mistake, and the like, but this particular time I chose to take a different tack.
**After stopping, explaining, and citing**
Driver: This isn’t fair.
MC: You know, I used to say the same thing to my High School teacher. His response was always, “Fare is a four letter word that applies to the bus.”
Driver (looked dumbfounded)
MC: Drive safely.
That teacher used the same line for 25+ years. How do I know? He used the same line on my Mom when he was her teacher in the late 60’s. I don’t remember shit from that class (if memory serves it was History), but I do remember that little gem. One day I might take up embroidery just so I can sew that shit on a pillow.