Last night I was driving home down the 5 South and was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. Since I was on the 5 you know I could not have been speeding because it is the worst freeway in the world. Most of the time I wish they would just blow it up and start over because it is brutal.
When the officers came to my car I wondered why they were pulling me over. Perhaps they were Giants fans. Or maybe they are sons of a couple umpires I used to get on back in the day.
They told me I was swerving.
Swearing at the bad drivers cutting me off? Maybe. But I wasn’t swerving.
I told them I didn’t have anytihng to drink, and in the middle of my sentence the officer recognized me.
I ended up chatting with the two officers, signing pictures for their families, I talked to one of their mothers and made sure they loved the Dodgers.
My point is that they did their job, and they did it well. People never give law enforecment the credit and respect they so richly deserve. I would like to congratulate those two officers on representing themselves, their families and the CHP to the highest degree of class, dignity and character.