|I'm kind of amazed Wal-Mart doesn't sell these.|
Speaking of which, why doesn't Wal-Mart have handbaskets? Do customers really lack the self-control to run in, grab a few things, and cash out like a normal person without getting so distracted by shiny things that a cart becomes necessary? I... think I just answered my own question.
But as I was doing the self-checkout thing, the cashier noticed me and asked if I was a cop. I clarified I was a parole officer.
"But," she said, confused, "You seem so nice."
This? Is a problem. I've talked about my status as the Nice One in my office (nobody who knows me believes me), and this is why I make such an effort. The girl proceeded to tell me a story about trying to visit her brother in one of the local jails and how all of the staff treated her like shit. I've gotten this when talking to the family members of parolees too. It actually eats up a lot of my time because they always call me back with questions about the legal system, prisons, the district attorney, and a hundred other topics in the criminal justice system about which I'm not really qualified to answer -- all because I'm the only person in the whole hellish process who ever bothered to be nice to them.
|Not this guy.|
I'm curious just how much the Asshole Cop attitude gets them in trouble later down the line. I've had parolees get pulled over for a taillight violation and end up running away even when there was no contraband in the car and they weren't doing anything illegal. I wonder why that is?