Cursing A Good Samaritan??? - page 3

I seem to be a poo-poo magnet some days, and this past Friday was no exception. I was in noon traffic running an errand, and noted there was a wreck on the other side of the median. 3 vehicles... Read More

  1. by   Indy
    Quote from kukukajoo
    Oh man did I speak too soon- the neighbor I mentioned earlier.... He just swore his head off at a person who came here to buy a brass bed I had advertised. He "parked" in his spot and before I was even out the door to direct him to my deck, he was all screaming and yelling and swearing at the top of his lungs! Mind you I have TWO spaces here and only use ONE and was halfway out the door to direct the guy to park directly in front of my stairs so he could load bed easier....... I guess some people will never change!
    I guess you could buy an air horn and save it for when you need to interrupt his tirades... might scare the bejeesus out of him, call public attention to what he's up to.

    Come to think of it, I have some neighbors who like to do that crap at 0400, but I don't suppose I should get out the air horn at that time of morning. It would be hilarious right up until I woke up people's sleeping babies.
  2. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from clee1
    You should have said "Fine, Officer. I'll move along. But, before I do, why don't you comply with the law and tell me your name and badge number so I can report your appalling behavior to Internal Affairs?"
    Probably because she was still worried that this meathead was going to separate her from a favored body part

    And police wonder why more people don't stop and offer help in times of need.
  3. by   TraumaGirl1018
    Quote from Batman24
    The cop was on a huge power trip.

    How do you know that? How do you know it wasn't mental illness, stress over his personal/job/family/other life?

    If thats the case, he needs to take some time off. There's absolutely no excuse to act like that. And if it was mental illness, I certainly wouldnt want him protecting and serving me.
  4. by   bigsyis
    I was a Firefighter/First Responder for several years, and I never, ever, saw or heard any Law Enforcement Officer act that way. He was way off kilter. I'd think he was just having a lousy day, except for that business of putting his hand on his weapon. What the heck?!? Anybody that willing to grab for his gun shouldn't be carrying one, unless you are 10 feet tall and look like Godzilla (not)! It would seem that he was/is very easily threatened or intimidated. You absolutely needed to let that Superior Officer know what was up-he may need at least an EAP visit, and possibly Mental Health intervention. My brother is a Law Enforcement Officer in FL, so believe you me, I am on their side against the baddies and the weirdos. By what you told us though, there was no way that officer could have determined that you were either one. It was a sad day for Law Enforcement, and for you. Medical and Law personnel have always worked hand-in-glove, in my experience. That guy blew it, plain and simple. His vehicle driver lost out on an eval, too.
  5. by   gitterbug
    Stress overload. Poor judgement. Lack of crisis handling training and skills. Sorry you were subjected to this type of treatment. Officers of the law have a tremendous responsibility but bad behavior needs reported. I am sure your attempt to practice the Golden Rule will be rewarded. Have a blessed day.
  6. by   Soup Turtle
    This makes me mad! Most police are great, but there are a few that need to head strait into early retirement! I've encountered a few first class jerks, myself.
  7. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from crissrn27
    I see what you are saying, but come on, people are people. If we don't start yelling and cursing at people approaching us, then they shouldn't either! I don't think, in this particular situation, a cops first thought would be a homicidal maniac is coming to get them I can see that in an unstable criminal situation a cop might think that, but at a wreck? I almost always have found that the police I offer to help are grateful, around here they don't even have to be BLCS certed (most are though), so they are thankful when someone who knows a little more first aid stuff arrives on scene. Anyway, just my .
    U said it, sister!! And to bring up again, I stepped slowly out of my vehicle with my hands in PLAIN site. I was also wearing a big freaking short sleeved tshirt with a huge medical red cross. The t shirt also did have the name of my hospital on it in big A__ letters. Andd I did not mind being sent on my merry, or not so merry way. I never mind helping them do anything, but please for your peace of my and yours, And I did exit the jeep iding aritan!! Thanks for the support!! pm me anytime

    Thanks! anne, NC