US Navy Active Duty
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Are headlight covers illegal in Virginia? Also, a bit of a rant.
I ask because as I was pulling out of my squadron today, I noticed two civilian type police officers had pulled over a young enlisted kid in some sort of ricer. As I drove by, the officer in his car shouted 'Nice car budddy, take off those headlight covers NOW!'. Mind you, this was with a very, very, ******* like attitude. So I thought to myself, he will have to earn the right to call me buddy on this base. Normally I don't care but an attitude like this, for no reason, pisses me off to no end. The ricer pissed you off, not me.
I pull over, get out, approach his car and simply ask if it's illegal in this state or just on base. I wasn't a **** by any means. I expected him to be an ass but he started calling me sir and said he just wanted to give me a warning and would not have ticketed me. All of a sudden he was acting respectful and like a professional. I expect professionalism from any civilian police officer on base. All military personnel should be treated with respect by the civilians on base, be it enlisted or officer. I really think once he saw me in my flight suite and my rank, he became Mr. nice cop.
I am so sick of the way the civilians act at PSD, the exchange, the pass office, etc. This attitude they have is bull****. I know LT Bob and others have experienced this disrespectfullness towards military personnel. I hear about it all the time from my enlisted folks and experienced it not only from the cops today but from the pass office also. Thats a different story I won't go into. At least I won that battle.
Anyway, not sure if this cop was a rental or a real one but I am not sure I trust his judgement. Just wondering if anyone knew. Otherwise I will call the local police department and find out.
The average Navy pilot, despite the sometimes swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else.