Re: So Polite, So Kind
posted at 1/16/2014 6:50 AM EST
In response to marco0863's comment:
In response to kelvana33's comment:
In response to stevegm's comment:
In response to kelvana33's comment:
Say what you want Steve, but I wonder how many people go after Shupe becuase of what he does for a living. They'd love to brag to their buddies after the game over a beer how thye beat up the cop. I know I've had shots at my head in pick up hockey becuase of what I do for a living. Even in games.Not sure how they know, but people talk.
In the street while on the job, we are not paid to fight. We are paid to win that fight. They want to hurt us. Can't help but think some of them bring that mentailty on the ice. We don't start them cause we could lose our jobs, but we will finish them.
Have a quick look at all i've written here Kel. Anyone who thinks I'm taking a run at law enforcement here is either being stupid, hopelessly over-reacting, or desperately grasping at straws to change the subject.. Sure, some people diss on cops, but they do on car salesman, lawyers, preachers, politicians, cab drivers, and just about every other career imaginable. I think cops get as much respect, maybe more than anyone else.
I have some really close friends who are cops, and I know some diks who are cops, just like every other career category. Ones line of work really has nothing to do with the kind of person they are.
I do think, if one is always bringing up their line of work and it's overall importance......it does kind of suggest some uncomplimentary things. It's really a form of bragging that most don't care much for.
In a forum like this, I feel most people are either hammered, or admired based on how they articulate their thoughts. That's the way it should be. If Shuperman says something stupid here...it's not cuz he's a cop, it's cuz it's stupid. Same with the rest of us. Any interpretation of career being the motivator of a spirited debate.......is playing victim, and intellectual denial imo.
I know your not Steve, and I hardly ever talk about what I do for a living, but I played on our department team and it seemed everytime one of our players got in a routine hockey war of words/scuffle, the other player always brought up what we did for a living.
Totally agree with the end of your statemant as well. What I do for a living has no bearing on how I played hockey or what I say about hockey. If other people (marco,stanjon,Neely66) have a problem with it, it's their problem. Here I'm a guy talking hockey, and before anything I'm a husband/father. What I do for a living does not define me. I do like it though, beats sitting in an office all day, you pen pushin suckers!!!!!!!!!
Well now that you mentioned my name I figured I'd reply. Kelv , let me tell you something when reading ppl here you get a feeling of what type of ppl they are. We got pompous. Rebels who think they can take on the world . The a $$ kissers really all types of personalities right here on this board.
Some the comments/ insults you've made are typical of cops I've known in my lifetime and I've known many. Most cops feel they have a certain right even to defy reasoning because they where a badge. I'll tell you some are clear out jerks who are not worthy of any respect. Cops are supposed to protect society not there to make a living to feed families only.
Truth is very few cops I know have ever been in a shootout. I read about this fighting stuff cops don't fight alone they're always In bunches and are equipped with a gun which in shupe case his adversary usually has not.
In essence what I'm aluding to I Don't respect someone soley because he wears a badge I respect him for the inner person they are and those qualities are so blatant that u need not be a psychologist to pick up on them
Marco, in big city settings back up is close for sure. Not in rural Canada. I have been at scenes where you better be able to talk bc you likely won't make it out with backup 2 hrs away. Luckily you are right about the shoot out part. Thing is do you go into work even worrying about it. I don't do it daily but it crosses my mind from time to time and i have been very close to shooting someone. When the call comes over the air of officer in need of assistance your heart drops bc those brothers/sisters are family. I have lost a friend to a drunk idiot with a gun.
Respect is an earned thing. I dont think wearing a badge gives me that and i am embarrassed at some of the members i have share my uniform with. The great thing is the majority are awesome.
Anyway, enough work talk. I have clowns to pick on... fletch where you at?