You’re much nicer than the other guy


Yup. Some knucklehead actually said that to me on a traffic stop yesterday. I started laughing. Out loud.

MC (after filling out cite): Ok, I just need you to sign the highlited yellow portion.
Violator: Man, you are much nicer than that other guy.
MC: Which other guy?
V: The other motorcycle guy.
MC: Really?!?
V: Oh yeah. That guy is a son of a bitch. Mother fucker.
MC (laughing): Older guy? Younger guy?
V: Younger guy. Looks like his face his crammed into his helmet.
MC (still laughing): Honestly, it’s usually the other way around.

My partner is quite a patient guy. He’ll stop and explain things on a stop for much longer than I would. He rarely (if ever) gets complaints. I’ve no interest in selling my cites and I’m not a PR guy, so I’m usually pretty straightforward. “You did XYZ. Please sign here.” On occasion, I’ll get into a little more detail, but only if the driver has a good attitude. I’ve been accused of being curt and/or short (not height wise, by the by). Neither of which is a violation of policy. I’m not in the business of holding your hand and making you feel better about getting a ticket.

All of this is not to say my partner does any of those things, mind you, he’s just a more gregarious guy with folks on a stop. Consequently, I found it monumentally entertaining that my driver called him a s.o.b. and a mother fucker. He must have really pissed off my partner.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. Snark is encouraged. Being a prat is not.

One thought on “You’re much nicer than the other guy

  1. OK, MC, we all want to know…… he got you to laugh, did you tear up the cite?


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