Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A definite attitude problem and quite possibly a parent's worst nightmare

Today, when I turned on my TV to watch a DVRed episode of Gilmore Girls, I caught a piece of an episode from the CourtTV series Cops. Apparently, some bozo had been pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign. It was then discovered that he was smoking marijuana. The driver did not seem to appreciate the gravity of the situation. The frustrated officer then asked him if he would not be concerned if pilots of a commercial aircraft--a large frame of metal--were "stoned." With only a tiny bit of reflection, the driver replied that--because of "the kind of person" he was--he would not be concerned.

When presented with the citation to sign, the bozo asked whether, if he refused to sign the it, he could just deal with the matter by mail. The officer replied in the negative: "If you refuse to sign, I will haul you off to jail!" That, of course, is where he ought to end up.

Did the bozo learn his lesson? I rather doubt it. He rather flippantly told the officer that next time, he "would do it in the privacy of [his] own home." Sadly, the officer was fine with that idea.

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