My pet Peeve: Whining cops
How many times have you heard the cop on TV lament that when he kisses his wife and goes off to work in the morning, he never knows if he will return? Yea? Well guess what? None of the rest of us has any guarantee of sleeping in our own beds, instead of a morgue table tonight either.
You know that fat girl, the high-school dropout who runs the cash register at the convenience store down the street. Comes on at 5:00 and gets off at midnight? She has twice the chance of dying by homicide as the cop buying his coffee and donuts there. She has no “benevolent” society to help her family when she gets shot multiple times for $48.00 and a carton of cigarettes. There is no parade with clerks from around the country and bagpipers playing for her either. No taps, no alligator tears, no flag draped coffin.
How many OTL truck drivers have you heard moaning about the danger of their jobs? I have never heard one cry. They get in their big-rigs, fasten the seat belt and go to work. The guy who works for Waste Management? He is much more likely to die on the job as the cop; as is the roofer, the construction laborer or for heavens sake a crab fisherman.
In this country, which employees damn near a million cops of different flavors, under twenty died of gunshots in 2012. In the same time period they killed around 600 people. Many more cops died in traffic accidents, (no wonder the way some of them drive) they also died of training accidents and a multitude of other ways that everyone else is equally exposed to.
Grow up boys, if you are afraid of being a cop get a job as a custodian. (or not, they also have a higher rate of injury on the job then cops)
"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"