My wife and I went into town and visited a shop. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.
We went up to him and I said, "Come on man, how about giving a couple of senior citizens a break?"
"Illegal parking" is all he said, and continued writing the ticket.
I called him a jerk. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires.
My wife upped the ante by calling him a prick. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing more tickets, finding flaw after flaw in the vehicle that are admittedly all in violation of the vehicle code, but hardly crimes.
This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. He finally finished, sneered at us and walked away.
Which was perfect timing, since that's when our bus arrived. We flashed our "senior citizen" pass, got on, and went home.
It really pays off to notice cars with "Confederate" flags on them. We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's so important at our age!
Posted August 17, 2015