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Overheard the other day: "I've told you before - stop swearing in front of the kids, for fuck's sake." Your tales of double standards please.

(, Thu 19 Feb 2009, 12:21)
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Inspired by spankyhanky to remember one of my (few) run-ins with the police.

We used to play football every evening on the playing field of our old primary school. When I was 18, my parents bought me a car. This was ridiculous as I didn't need a car, but dammit my sister (7 years older than I) got one when she was 18, so the grabbing-get in me wanted a piece of that action.

So I drive to the field, it would probably have taken me less time to run there than drive there, the shame of it. The school had recently changed the entrance from a road at the front of the school to a road at the back. At the same time, the old entrance was given a low kerb to signify that it probably shouldn't be driven over, but had a dipped portion such that if someone really wanted to drive up to the front gates and park their car on a piece of grass that did not block anyone's throughfare or endanger anyone, they could.

So that was what I did, had a couple of hours of footy and returned to find a copper giving me a ticket, accompanied by a gang of young children. 'There he is' they all shout and I was presented with my ticket. A heated debate with said copper ensued where I suggested I wasn't endangering anybody or inconveniencing anybody. Copper wasn't having it though and as far as he was concerned that was the end of it.

Where is the hypocrisy, you all ask...

His fucking panda car was parked next to my car.

Additional: not hypocrital but deliciously ironic: The police station in my home town of St Ives (pronounced snives) is on PIG LANE.
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 13:01, 5 replies)
Is that
Cambridgeshire or Cornwell?
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 13:37, closed)
It was
(, Tue 24 Feb 2009, 11:30, closed)
Nice! *click*
Has anyone else actually been called a dickhead by a copper? All I was doing was having a bit of a paddle in Camden Lock. It was a hot day, for fucks sake!
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 13:42, closed)
What was he supposed to do with his car?
Levitate it?

OTOH, sounds like you were on private land and thus no ticket was applicable?
(, Mon 23 Feb 2009, 15:24, closed)
You could have seen the car from the road, it was only a 10 second walk from legality. That's where I parked after I duly paid the ticket.
(, Tue 24 Feb 2009, 11:33, closed)

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