Police in the UK II

Mad props to the UK police. They don’t carry guns or bad attitudes.  They admonish you gently.  If threatened, they pull out a pad of paper to take down your details.  If things get really hairy, they use their truncheon (also called a billy club, billystick, blackjack, sap or stick).  Police here apply the ‘gently, gently’ approach.  They help old ladies cross the street and ask wayward children why they are not in school.  I recently, found myself walking side by side next to a police officer. I turned to him and said, ‘Morning Officer.  It looks kind of bad me walking next to you.’  He smiled and said, ‘Morning, well, we can walk arm and arm if you like.’  We laughed and briefly locked arms. Briefly.  I then cheekily said, ‘we should do a selfie.’  He said, ‘Oh, I am rubbish at selfies.’ I replied, ‘oh that’s good, HuffPo recently wrote an article which said that men who do selfies are more than likely to be psychopaths.’ He laughed and said, ‘I can assure you Madam, I am not a psychopath.’ And with that we both laughed and went our separate ways.  This encounter was nothing out of the unusual.  Mad props to the Met (Metropolitan Police) in London Town who do a tough job and are only armed with a truncheon and a pleasant attitude.

Cheers y’all

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4 comments

  1. Lloyd de Freitss · January 9, 2015

    Unlike some countries , they ask “do you want a right hand or a left hand”? Meaning , left you’ll leave them a bribe or right, they’ll rite you a ticket

    • samdfb1 · January 9, 2015

      oh…rite. I did not know that.

  2. realnrawreilly · January 9, 2015

    This was a nice story! Thanks for sharing, cheers 🙂

    • samdfb1 · January 9, 2015

      Thanks! And thanks for reading!

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