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2009-06-30
Even the best cops can be human
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The accident we were attending wasn’t a serious one but was blocking a lane so I stood guiding and directing traffic until the people had exchanged details and moved their vehicles.
A woman (Why it’s always a woman? I don’t know) pulls up next to me, stops, now blocking all the traffic and asks me for directions to a particular road in the area. I happen to live off that road so I know exactly where it is. I told her that unfortunately she was heading in completely the wrong direction. She simply had to turn around, go back the way she came, turn right at the robot, then at the very next robot, left and the second road right again is where she was meant to go.

She looked at me with a stare that was like I had spilt wine on her carpet and the wisdom of all wisdoms dripped from her mouth like honey, “Well that’s not where my GPS is telling me to go.”
Words failed me. Why would I lie? If she didn’t trust me or her GPS so implicitly, why did she ask me in the first place? I wasn’t even bothered to ask if she had the correct spelling entered in the all knowing GPS or even the right suburb, let alone province. I just said, “Carry on, move your car, you are blocking traffic.” And left her to her own devices"
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