Thursday, December 24, 2009

This Is Why Ya Don't Throw Snowballs In a 9mm House!

I guess this NYC cop was pissed off when some fun-loving New Yorkers threw snowballs at his Hummer. So pissed off, in fact, that he was compelled to brandish his firearm and bully the crowd with his "authori-tay." The guy even called in backup. You'd think he was coming under fire from an insurgent ambush or something.

I wonder if this might be the sign of a state-wide trend. When I was in high school, my friends and I got into a big snowball fight in the middle of downtown Buffalo, NY. We were teenagers. It was snowing out. You don't need a Ph.D to know that, the first thing you do when good packing snow falls to the ground, is start balling it up and pelting your friends and family with it. But in no time at all, a police cruiser pulled up with its lights on, and the cop made us break it up. When we asked him why, he said, "Because somebody might get hit." One of my wise-ass friends replied, "Well, isn't that the point." But it was all over. We trudged on to the subway station, our fun times snuffed out by The Man.

New York police must have a zero-tolerance/eliminate with extreme prejudice policy on snowballs. Heaven forbid somebody get ice in their hair or suffer something equally painful, all because some people decided to break up the monotony of the day with free-spirited, youthful hijinks.

From bow to stern, and back again!
- Morning Gum

1 comment:

4B said...

Sounds like a story from the lead years down here.