Who gives a flying................?
One thing that you have noticed is that some Special Constables get substantially annoyed when they are told that they are not Police Officers.
You're at a house, for some reason you can't remember and one of the attendees (a fully certified and sworn in member of the idiot's club) approaches you.
Linda: 'I hear you're one of them Specials?'
You: 'Something like that.'
Linda: 'You can't arrest people.'
You: 'If you say so sweetheart.'
At this point Linda must have had a brainwave (there's a first time for everything) and thought she could wind you up on this subject.
Linda: 'You're one of those hobby bobbys.'
You: 'Sure am.'
Linda: 'You're not a real Police Officer.'
You: 'If you say so.'
At this point it became childish.
Linda: 'You're the filth.'
You: 'And most proud of it.'
You: 'Now I know why you haven't got a boyfriend.'
Your last comment must have hit a nerve, because she felt it prudent to pinch your arm and run off.
In short, the best way to answer the people who try a 'wind up' on the subject of the status of Special Constables, is to humour them and aquire the lovely trait of apathy. It always works, because they either get bored or really exasperated, and it's just hilarious to watch.