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Friendly Neighborhood Cop

I was on my way to Burger King for lunch today when I saw this cop giving out parking tickets. Everyday the same cars park in the same spot, and everyday they get tickets. Its not all fancy cars, yeah there is the new corvette which parks in the no parking zone daily and gets tickets, but you expect that guy to have some kinda of "wasta" or even if he didn't you know the guy can afford to pay the fines. But, you also have these low end cars also parking in the no parking zone daily and it makes you wonder, do all these people have wasta or are they just no getting it?? So anyway I walked past the cop at first and then I thought it might be interesting to take his picture. I figured I would pretend I am a tourist and ask the cop in English if I could take his picture. So I went back to him and I was like "Can I take your picture please?", he replied "picture me? yes". So I took out my camera and took a few shots. I was a bit nervous cuz it was a copy you know, but he turned out to be very nice and friendly. I like pretending I am a tourist. I look like a westerner anyway and my English is pretty good so its easy for me to become a tourist. Also if you are a tourist taking pictures, no one cares because you are a tourist and you should be taking pictures. But, if you are a normal guy, an arab, taking pictures.. then you stick out like a sore thumb and people start to wonder why is he taking pictures.. cant be anything good.

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Uploaded on February 14, 2005