Yesterday evening, I decided to take a trip to the local grocery store around my house to purchase a few snacks. That went smooth. There was no line which meant no wait. The store was so empty I could skip down the aisles. But I didn’t. Just got exactly what I wanted and left.
As I was driving back home, I noticed a police car riding nearby. Of course, my first reaction was to slow down and allow the police car to pass me by. Didn’t need them running my license plates and plus I didn’t necessarily put my seatbelt on right away. Yeah, I know. I’ll try to do better.
The police car pass me by. The traffic light had turned yellow; therefore I slowed down which is what I normally do and the right thing to do. Once I reached a complete stop at the now red light, I noticed several notifications on my phone so I decided to take a glance. As I picked up my phone, another police car with four white male officers pulled up alongside of me unexpectedly; however; my police officer senses started tingling which caused me to release my phone out of my hand immediately. I knew that the officers seen me with my phone in my hand so I was slightly tempted to toss the phone out the window. Didn’t need any evidence, just in case I was pulled over, I may have said, “officer, it wasn’t me. That light you seen from my vehicle was a reflection from my glasses. LOL just kidding.
The moment my phone was sliding out of my hand onto the floor of my car, I begin to wave my hand at the car full of officers and smiled as they pulled their vehicle on the side of me at the traffic light. The four officers began laughing as one shook his index finger as a sign of “that’s a no, no”. With my hand still raised, I slowly nodded my head and softly said, “Hi, officers” as I waved at all four officers. The left turn only notification appeared on the traffic light which gave me the right a-way to proceed to my route.
Moral of the story is all officers aren’t bad just like all innocent appearing people aren’t always doing the right thing. I was in the wrong but instead of the officers pulling me over to provide me with not one but more than likely two tickets, the seatbelt wasn’t exactly placed around me properly or even caused a big scene, they provided me with a fair warning. Hopefully we have more fair warning officers around that’s for the people rather than being against them. #TalkIsh.