Wednesday, August 13, 2008

To illustrate the type of day I am having:

So I'm driving along, minding my own business and someone pulls into my lane right in front of me. I mean, swerves into my lane and slams on their brakes.

I glance in my rearview mirror and see someone behind me, but not close enough behind me that I would hit them if I jerked over into the left-hand lane extremely quickly. To avoid being hit by the jerk-off in the van that cut me off and then slammed on his brakes.

So I did.

The person behind me in the left-hand lane apparently decided it would be a really good idea to speed up.

Also? The person behind me in the left-hand lane was a cop.


So. He turns on the blue lights. I pull over to the right.

All five foot four inches and four hundred pounds of him comes waddling over to my car.

"YOU EVER HEARD OF A TURN SIGNAL?" he sneers.

"I'm sorry sir," I said politely. "I'm sure you saw that ChemLawn van that cut me off. I didn't want to hit the van."

"YOU DIDN'T USE YOUR TURN SIGNAL!" he shrieked.

"I'm sorry sir," I said again. "It all happened very quickly. I just didn't want to hit the van."

"LEARN TO USE YOUR BRAKES!" he said, angrily.

He lurched back to his car.

I sat in my vehicle and watched as he pulled his car into the heavy traffic and then moved, almost immediately into the left hand lane, driving at least twenty miles over the speed limit.



He totally didn't use his turn signal when he merged left.

24 comments:

Kellie said...

His motto is clearly "do as I say and not as I do."

He sounds like an assface.

Angie said...

And, I'm guessing the assface was most likely a "county" employee, right?

One of Ragsdale's finest.

Sigh.

J said...

You know, I wish that there were a bunch of GOOD cops out there. Cops wouldn't be hated nearly as much if the majority of them were good.

~Sheryl said...

I think asshat is a good name.

This is a perfect example of what happens when a cop is having a bad day.... he spreads the love... cuz he can.

Asshat.

Sarcasta-Mom said...

What about Douche? I think Douche is totally appropriate there too :)

"J" said...

I sooooooooooooooooooooooooo knew you were going to say that! What a damn jerk!!! Now he needs to use his freaking blinker?!?!?!? Hello, short, fat, little, big, man, cop, guy! JERK!!!!!!!!!!

Some cops just make me want to gag!!!!!!!

Just glad your safe! I sooooooooooooo would have called ChemLawn and told on their driver!!!!!!!

I am Trish Marie said...

I really, really love some of the fine representatives of the law enforcement in this country. You know they all become police officer so they can boss people around.

B&K said...

And he probably has a little, tiny . . . uh . . . gun, too, if ya know what I mean. Heh.

Our Moments said...

What a jackass... he should have better things to do with his time.

giants fan said...

well doesn't that just stick in your craw!

Kimberly said...

Good friggin' grief.

EE said...

I'm SO not surprised.

Madame Queen said...

GRRR! Don't you wish you could write him a ticket. Or be like Gomer on that old Andy Griffeth episode -- "Citizens Ay-rest, Citizens Ay-rest!"

Stephanie said...

Hypocrite!

Allie Bear said...

I hate cops like that, what a douche!

La Petite Redhead said...

That SO sounds like the cops around here. Doesn't matter if they are city, county or state or in an "official" vehicle or not, they all act like asshats. They go WAY over the speed limit, cut people off and turn on the blue lights just to avoid having to stop at a light. Do they give these guys an "How to be an Asshat" guidebook at the academy?

And what's truly sad? I come from a law enforcement family and work with these jerks daily.

Rachel said...

It would have been cool if he was like 6'2" and 200 pds and sexay!

Or maybe that's just me. I have a thing for cops and firement. Mmmmm, yummy.

Ok, probably tmi.

Miss Burb said...

clearly he was the kid that was beat up in high school

http://anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

I hate when cops get all SOBish.

Kiki said...

I have, for a long time, believed that police officers should have to go through some sort of personality test to make sure we don't have nasty, angry, dirty old men or women patroling our streets.

He sounds like a total butt-nut!

Amy W said...

Grrr...this coming from someone who got her third ticket in NC last week in 2 years....Grrrr

Jonny's Mommy said...

Wow. Like the cop who floored it past me going 80 in a 55 mph zone one time. Or the one who tailgated me and I had to pull over because his headlights were so bright and he floored it down the highway, even though his lights were not flashing and there clearly was no emergency.

Cops are awesome.

Really.

I mean, sometimes they are...but argh!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Um, yeah. He needs an attitude adjustment. Let's roll his house! :)

Sweet Tea Addiction said...

My guess is you caused him to leave some sergeant stripes in his undies.