posted on Jul, 8 2010 @ 02:41 PM
Triple digit heat again today, and we haven't had any rain in weeks, so with no yards to maintain or mow here I sit, once again, with the A/C on just
tooling round the Intertubes.
As such I thought I'd check back to see any replies I may have missed here.
Jeezus H. Kee-Ryste people.
I realize in today's day and age, with one YouTube video after another where LEOs are seen to be overstepping their bounds and perhaps approaching
and/or reacting to situations in an overt and disproportionately-aggressive manner, BUT ... DAMN...
I don't live in an urban environment, where it would seem the vast majority of those type incidents occur, so with that and the fact that I've never
had a negative interaction with law enforcement whatsoever, I have to ask,
"Is it That unimaginable or difficult to believe that this individual officer conveyed to a friend something that happened in the course of their
duties ... which they were touched by, Proud of, and felt the desire to share? ... off the record, if you will."
A sort of, Hey. Guess what happened today ... on a good note.
I've gone back through the Entire thread, read every response, as well as the opening post a time or three, and can only come away with a sense that
this was conveyed in a sort of melancholy manner ... with the officer feeling so elated in hindsight that he just had to share it with someone.
Not made up. Not tell everyone you know. Not see what I did. Nor look at me.
More just one of those situations we (hopefully) all occasionally encounter where we're afforded the opportunity to help a fellow human being along
Much akin to the time I changed a tire for to elderly women in the parking lot at Walmart. It was raining, I was decked out in full suit and tie
business attire, yet these ladies were dead in the water with not a clue what they were going to do.
It took all of 15 minutes and they were on their way.
Did I feel good? Yes. Did they go on and on expressing their gratitude and appreciation. Certainly.
Didn't cost me a dime, except for a few minutes of my time, Yet when they offered up monies in return for such I merely asked that they do something
similar if/when they encountered someone in need of assistance down the road. Pay It Forward, if you will.
That's my take on the whole matter. An individual who felt proud that they had been presented with an opportunity to play the role of humanitarian
and merely wished to share their delight over the same with a friend.
... no matter if it be in a somewhat storybook fashion.
I couldn't wait to get home and tell my wife how good it felt. Not chest thumping. Not guess what I did. Just to share the sheer joy and overwhelming
sense of having possibly Made A Difference in someone's life ... to include them hopefully doing the same down the road for another.
I see no reason to doubt the veracity of this person's claim nor the efforts of the officer involved.
Actually hats off to both for sharing the same. We need more of this in today's day and age ... which often appears to be All to negative.