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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2005, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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So my family goes to 'Jazz in the Pass', an outdoor jazz festival in Pass Christian, town just to west of Biloxi/Gulfport. We park, and begin walking to the festival.

A woman, elderly, driving a Cadillac, that of which has a seat and steering wheel at least an inch higher than the top of her blue hair, is leaving her parallel parking spot.

We were drawn to her driving skills by a loud "crunch" as she backs into the fiberglass bumper of the Toyota SUV behind her. She then drives off, apparently oblivious to the fact that she just [email protected]#ked up the front bumper of someone else's car, like it never happened. So that bothers me...

What bothers me even more? The fact that one of the police officers beatin feet around the festival sees the incident and does nothing about it! I have little faith in the drivers on the roads today, but to see a Cop do this???? C'mon! :x

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Yeah, but if you think about it, how many people that work a job paying so little give a shit about the job they're doing?(considering a cop makes what? 30k to 40k per year??). They might as well be waiting tables somewhere. The cops are no different than the rest of us...to bad we don't have android cops or something... but that would also suck eh?



All people should have to take a driving test every 5 years... that way "ageism" is not a factor.
You know, you're right, in a sense. The only thoughts I could add to that, though... why did they choose the profession if they knew it would pay peanuts:

Lazy, not smart enough or has an undying affinity for jelly filled donuts, maybe.... stepping stone/ticket punch to next level, possibly... gives a shit about their community and wants to make it a better place, utopian thought, but still possible. Maybe the only way I can earn a cop's sympathy is to put him/her in the shoes of the victim and see what they do when some ignorant bastard tears up the paint job on their nice car.

I know I'm special ...but that is how I think on many things... I put myself in the shoes of the other person. Usually helps me make up my mind on how I do things, which is very important in my line of work... ooh, veering off course a little.

As for the comment on age... I can't disagree. Personally, I'll tie a brick to my foot until I can't make the gas go anymore... but when it comes to endangering someone else's safety or the people riding in the car with me, that's when I hang the driver's cap up and start hitchin.

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The cops are no different than the rest of us...to bad we don't have android cops or something... but that would also suck eh?
Yeah, I could see that...Robocop to little old lady in big Cadi: "Come quietly, or there will be....TROUBLE" and then he blows the shit out of her car.


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You know, you're right, in a sense. The only thoughts I could add to that, though... why did they choose the profession if they knew it would pay peanuts:
in my experience there's two major groups that become cops:

1) people that are half-witted power hungry assholes who want a 20-year long ego trip

2) people that truly want to do the job and don't give a damn what it pays because whatever it is, it's worth it.

This also applies to teachers

There's also a third group, the people that ended up in the job one way or another and don't hate it enough to quit, but those people are pretty much everywhere.
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^^^

I totally agree. Except I would say that majority of the police force on patrol fit the first category. The smart ones who really aspire to do well at their jobs (like people in any profession) get promoted to a better position (homocide, narcotics, etc, etc, etc). What remains is part of the high school graduates gang that didn't pursue further education and were too lazy to pursue any hobbies or interests that would give them an advantage in any particular field.

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^^^ Both very good points!

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i have quite a few cop friends in both jersey and mass and they all seem to be making plenty of money.

though i do agree that most are power hungry assholes but that's ok when they're my friend. you never have to worry about getting into trouble when hanging out with a cop


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The pay scale for Cops is different in every region of the country just like every other profession. Cost of living is much lower in the South, but you get paid less. Cops in California make anywhere between 90& 100K. In the midwest top out pay is between 65 & 75k

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