Sunday, November 08, 2009

How to make policemen lose all self respect.

1. Take away their cars.

2. Give them bikes.

Yup, that should do it.

I don't about you, but to me it appears that being a policeman would be a pretty thankless job. You get abused, you see tragedy and you have to deal the dark side of human nature on a regular basis.
But at least there was the little perk of getting a shiny car that goes fast, has flashing lights and a siren which can be very handy when you're in a hurry.
I don't think I would like my job as much if I got told to hand the keys over, was issued with a bike helmet, some high vis and told that from now on I was going to be a cycle cop.

But hey, maybe that's just me and it's just lucky I'm not a cop (cause on top of everything else, I would be a really bad one).

15 comments:

injaynesworld said...

That is kind of weenie-like. Now a cop on horseback. That's a cool cop.

laughykate said...

NOW you're talking! Outstandingly cool.

Fat Sparrow said...

We have cops on horseback and cops on bikes, and as they are fully armed, I totally respect them. But when our town got a cop on a Segway, that was just too much, and I laughed, as really, they had to be taking the piss, even if they are fully armed.

tinman18 said...

Do they have to shout out "nee-nar, nee-nar" when they're chasing someone?
And how do they do all-night stake-outs? You'd be bound to be suspicious is there was a guy sitting outside you house on a bike for hours, no matter how casually he was dressed.

laughykate said...

Fat Sparrow, a Segway??? You. Are. Kidding. Me. Also, our cops aren't armed.

Tinman, and if he was eating donuts, a complete giveaway.

Sp8y said...

But what if you did get a big shiny car, with flashing lights and a big barky bitey dog, and then became famous for this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdOl-O0XO4c&NR=1 ????

laughykate said...

Hah! I think the cop was just saving his ambo mates a job, he didn't want him to call 111 after biting into it!

Medbh said...

Cycling cops make sense. No fatties that way eating donuts all day.

Fat Sparrow said...

I think the Spouse Sparrow might have pictures somewhere. We were pretty gobsmacked when we saw it. I mean, it's the ghetto, and the horses were funny enough (previously to being da ghetto, it was a semi-rural area, still is at the edges), and the bikes are understandable as they can zoom through the apartment complexes faster than a cop car can, but the Segways had us rolling.

Fat Sparrow said...

And wait a minute, what do you mean, "Our cops aren't armed"?!

Your cop shows must be pretty boring.

laughykate said...

But Medbh, no siren ?

Fat Sparrow, you read right. Check out Sp8y's link, that's from one of our cop shows.

SaS said...

I feel sorry for the ones that have to have stabilisers...

laughykate said...

Hah! The road equivalent of floaties.

Holemaster said...

Only our detectives carry guns. Most of the uniforms have to hope to God they don't come across an armed bank job in progress! And it does happen. I think the robbers kind of feel sorry for them because rarely get shot.

laughykate said...

I like your theory. It's the candy--from-a-baby, shooting-fish-in-a-barrel school of thought.