thank you officer! you have no imagination.
"you need to have your dog on a leash.."
I looked around. Not another soul in the park.. certainly no one else in or near the handball court (except bill.. taking the picture).
"really?" I said. "does this seem dangerous to you? We're here every morning."
That was it.. insubordination!
I pointed out to him that all sorts of things are against the law.. like jay-walking, etc.. and that officers have a great deal of discretion in terms of when they enforce.. A couple passers by joined in.. everyone around here knows putney, meanwhile this guy's new. He got pretty flustered. It took him at least 10 minutes to write the ticket (Bill says 15).. I was in stitches.