Sunday, October 01, 2006

A firm hand?

It's early in the morning, far too early for a student to be out of bed but you and your partner arrive at a scene. A man may be hurt, he needs an ambulance. The ambulance arrives and starts to take the man away.

A woman approaches you with her ‘crew’, consisting of a baby and two toddlers. She proceeds to make comments about you and your colleague. You can take abuse, to a certain extent, but there is line that can’t be crossed.

Some people just don’t know when to quit, they go on and on, they can’t shut the hell up. Thankfully, for the rainforest’s sake and her own, she decided to abandon her futile attempt to let us know that we weren’t wanted in her area, that we weren’t doing our job, that you looked about thirteen years old and she took her children and left.

Not before being threatened with arrest though and informed that if she persisted that we would have no problems with arresting her for a public order offence, the fact that her children were there at the time just showed her that we weren’t ‘having a laugh’, we were serious. You try to reason with these people, but they just don’t want to know, it takes a firm hand to bring them back to reality, sometimes even in the literal sense.

Why don't people just be quiet and mind their own business?


At 2:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe90, why are all your posts in the second person? They make no sense.


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