Monday, January 16, 2006

We need Sipowicz

For anyone who is interested - I made an appointment for a waxing Friday morning. I'll keep you updated.

Lately, on my travels through this fair city, I have noticed an abundance of police cars. At certain points in my life I would have been paranoid and run as far as I could in the opposite direction. At other times in my life I would have felt safe and secure that they are always around. But now, I fear I have become jaded to those who uphold the law. Now, all I can think when I see a police officer in the middle of the day, sitting in their car is "What the hell are they up to, exactly?"

Where are the police officers when someone zooms down Rene-Levesque doing like 150? They can find Sexy Boyfriend when he's doing like 140 in a 100, why can't they find that guy having a mid-life crisis doing 150 in a 50?

And I don't think I have EVER seen a police officer not in a vehicle. There are no "beat cops" here - when you are downtown after seeing a movie, you are walking back to your car in the dark under the watchful eye of no one. Well, maybe thieves and rapists, but not cops.

But, lately, I have been seeing a lot of cop cars around. Part of me wants to think "finally, a police presence, they are doing something". But when I really think about it, the ratio of cop cars I have seen to the ratio of cop cars I've seen actually doing something (ie pulling someone over, or with the cops actually out of the vehicle) has been like 40:1. And believe me, it's not because people are just being good out there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't really have anything to say about this blog because frankly, i live in moncton and nothing exciting ever happens, HOWEVER i will say that it is safe to assume that i am the only one that has commented on all your blogs. Thank you, you can pay me later.