Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lesson Learned

     I've been thinking a lot about the things my brother Al talked to be about with regards to his job as a police officer. I feel as a public servant, he (and his brothers in blue) has done it all, seen it all. He has told me funny things, weird things, serious things that's happened during his days on the job. And I thought I'd share one of them.

     He told me about a time when a car was blocking his driveway on his way to work. Al waited patiently for the owner of the vehicle to return and spoke to the 'guy'. My brother (dressed in regular clothes) was nice about it, just telling the 'guy' to move as his driveway was being blocked and he had to go to work. 'Guy' decided to be mean about it, talking stuff about how he can park where he wants, etc. While 'guy' was running his mouth, he didn't realize Al was checking the license plates of his car and memorizing it.

     A few weeks (or days, I can't remember which) my brother while on the job sees the said car parked illegally, again....though not blocking my brothers driveway. Al checked the license plates to make sure it was the same car from before --- and it was! So aside from the ticket the 'guy' got for illegally parking, he got ticketed for every infraction possible with his car, like a broken tail light, ...etc. Amounting up to $500.00 almost. I'm sure the man just about had a heart attack when he saw the ticket! Ha

     Now Al said, there's a lesson to be learned here. Treat every one you come across with respect as you don't know who you're dealing with.