Now some of you may be aware that managed to get myself into a little trouble a few weeks back with the a couple of good fellows from the Thames Valley police.
Now I shan’t go into details (yet) as the whole experience (whilst mildly amusing post fact) still troubles me somewhat when I think to much about it. Suffice to say; yes I was drunk and after a long conversation with these gentlemen I may have been somewhat disorderly, HOWEVER, only 5-10 minutes into our conversation one of the officers told me this:
“You are completely and utterly obnoxious. You are the most obnoxious person I have met here in a very long time”.
Its not the worst thing that has ever been said to me (by far) but there are two things that are worthy of comment.
Firstly – I was still trying to be polite at this point! Admittedly I was drunk but they had pulled me to one side for trying to calm a situation down involving some colleagues and at this point I hadn’t done (in my opinion) anything wrong.
Secondly – It usually takes people hours to realise that I am (or can be) rather obnoxious – though to be fair I would generally say ‘annoying cock’ rather than obnoxious but that could just be me being biased. What’s worthy of note is; what training are they giving the police now-a-days that means they have these powers of perception! It was truly Jedi like of them to spot me in the crowd and say “I think if I cuff that guy over there on a trumped up charge and tell him he’s obnoxious, he might just well get a bit obnoxious”. Well done chaps – I am most impressed 🙂
Now, I have to point out that I am generally a well behaved person who does my bit and I have the greatest respect for all our services personnel – the armed forces and domestic. I also pay taxes, dont litter, try not to swear to much in public and vote whenever there is an election. But as mentioned initially – I dont feel I was treated well on this occasion. One day I’ll tell you more about it.
And here it is;
I respect that he was doing his job – but he did hurt my feelings 😦