Monday, July 04, 2005

Temper, temper

I had lunch at Louise's with Danger Bob and his friend Lou today. Bob's thinking of leaving the LAPD. He's been taking these accounting classes at UCLA and is friends with some rich people venture capitalists (VC). He's talking about moving to Texas based on a VC plan. I hope he knows what he's talking about. He's a bright guy, though, I'm sure he'll do fine.

Bob's from LA born and bred, but he's traveled quite a bit. And he's been to Texas. He used to spend every summer in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. Very handy in Texas and California. I have many friends who live in Austin, Texas. I like Austin very much. Texas and California are interesting poles in the American political spectrum. It will be interesting to see what Bob thinks of Texas.

Bob was telling me about this traffic stop he made last week. The kid was driving a pretty new Lamborghini and was doing 60 in a 35. He was a hazard to others, but Bob wanted to get another look at the car as much as anything else. Bob manages to catch the guy before the highway on ramp. Bob steps up the driver's side and the first thing out of the guy's mouth was: "How long is this going to take? I have dinner reservations." Bob immediately got the kid out and put him in cuffs for belligerence. Bob tried to warn the kid not to turn it into a pissing contest, but the kid was way past upset at the point when Bob's back-up arrived. Bob ended up writing him four tickets that night including one for cocaine possession.

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