Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Today's Anecdote: Cops For Snacks

Some cops come into the shop for coffee, and they hang out for a while.

As they leave, I say, "Stay cool out there," at which one of the cops stops and says, "You know, the thing is, people know it's gonna be hot, but they still lose their minds!"

"I had to respond to a call yesterday where this woman's car overheated and died," he continued. "I get there and get her car over to the side of the road, and she says, 'Did you bring me some water? I told the operator to make sure you bring some.' I go, 'No, ma'am, but there's a store right over there.' Then she asks me to take a look at her car to see what's wrong with it. I tell her I'm a cop, not a mechanic! That's why they gave me this (pointing to his weapon), not a wrench. Then she goes, 'You're not very helpful! Why do they even have 911 service!' So I had to tell her, 'Ma'am, I'm here to help you with emergencies and make sure you're safe, not repair your vehicle or provide you with snacks. Have a nice day.'"

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