posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 12:37 PM
I agree with the members that are saying that she asked about your country of origin without malice. Maybe she was creating small talk, or wanted to
see if she has visited that country. Heck, maybe she was flirting with you.
I have an accent, so people ask me all the time where I'm from. I've been pulled over by cops very few times, but when they do, they do ask me that
question just to tell me "I love your country, I've been there plenty of times."
I agree that there is a big percentage of LEOs that go on a power trip all the time. Some others are circumstantial. And there is that small
percentage that are always courteous.
I am of the mind that I am a servant to the public; I am here to protect. I want people to be glad that I'm there, not to fear my presence.
I recently showed people working with me ( I was involved in a special operative in which I had to have contact with the public creating difficult,
and sometimes, stressful situations-unintentionally- in order to achieve the goal) that if you don't let your ego get in your way, if you put
yourself in their situation you can always be courteous and change people's attitude at the end. The people working with me couldn't believe how
much I put up with without losing my smile, raising my voice and catching an attitude myself. 90 per cent of the people I interacted with changed
their attitude, said sorry and thanked me for the job I was doing.