Here's to you Mr. SuperCop at Jim's

Texas1911

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Don't get me wrong... I've never had a bad run in with APD, or even WilCo for that matter, and I've been pleased with how courteous most of the cops are, even putting up with the shit on the job. Most are really cool dudes, but for some reason this really chapped my hide.

We went hunting last night, had a slow night so we decided to cruise by Jim's for some Chicken Fried Steak Breakfasts. We get there, park the war wagon, and head on in.

Right off the bat we get the glare from an APD Sgt that was hanging out in the middle of the restaurant. No biggie, cops are supposed to be aware, and we are a bunch of kids (early 20s).

We order, get our food, and start eating. At this point we get another two APD officers in... these guys have white outlines on their chevrons. One Sgt, and one Corporal, both giving us the look-over when they stroll in. They sit by the door.

Halfway in the meal the guys at the table put the waitress up to asking me why I am standing. She was nervous, I could hear it in her diction and voice. I tell her I can't sit [due to 5 surgeries in the past 2 years]. She then b-lines it over to the cops' table.

To make matters worse we get the "How are you gentlemen doing tonight?" question from the cop in question on our way out. Two of us ignore him and I muttered "Alright" and we left.

I guess he didn't want to search our vehicle after all... probably would have called the ATF since we had about literally 20 different firearms, most loaded and half autographed by the Governor I might add :) , in the car. That would have been a long night.

So thanks for the constant harrassment while we tried to just eat some damn breakfast, while we got poor service because evidently cops are better than regular customers.

Oh and about the Sgt. we saw when we came in, an hour later he was still hanging out. Glad to see our tax money hard at work. We saw plenty of cops hanging out in bushes, literally, on the way home too. Evidently those guys aren't good enough to hang out at Jim's... they are actually working.
 

texas_teacher

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Feb 14, 2009
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Don't get me wrong... I've never had a bad run in with APD, or even WilCo for that matter, and I've been pleased with how courteous most of the cops are, even putting up with the shit on the job. Most are really cool dudes, but for some reason this really chapped my hide.

We went hunting last night, had a slow night so we decided to cruise by Jim's for some Chicken Fried Steak Breakfasts. We get there, park the war wagon, and head on in.

Right off the bat we get the glare from an APD Sgt that was hanging out in the middle of the restaurant. No biggie, cops are supposed to be aware, and we are a bunch of kids (early 20s).

We order, get our food, and start eating. At this point we get another two APD officers in... these guys have white outlines on their chevrons. One Sgt, and one Corporal, both giving us the look-over when they stroll in. They sit by the door.

Halfway in the meal the guys at the table put the waitress up to asking me why I am standing. She was nervous, I could hear it in her diction and voice. I tell her I can't sit [due to 5 surgeries in the past 2 years]. She then b-lines it over to the cops' table.

To make matters worse we get the "How are you gentlemen doing tonight?" question from the cop in question on our way out. Two of us ignore him and I muttered "Alright" and we left.

I guess he didn't want to search our vehicle after all... probably would have called the ATF since we had about literally 20 different firearms, most loaded and half autographed by the Governor I might add :) , in the car. That would have been a long night.

So thanks for the constant harrassment while we tried to just eat some damn breakfast, while we got poor service because evidently cops are better than regular customers.

Oh and about the Sgt. we saw when we came in, an hour later he was still hanging out. Glad to see our tax money hard at work. We saw plenty of cops hanging out in bushes, literally, on the way home too. Evidently those guys aren't good enough to hang out at Jim's... they are actually working.
Dud that sucks outright... sorry man

:banghead:
 

txinvestigator

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It appears to me, from what you wrote, that you were looking for a reason to be offended. Easy to do when you look for it.

I don't see an issue. No, that is a lie, I do; but it is not the cops issue.
 

Major Woody

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It's all cool. They just take notice to odd things. It's a crazy world these days. You were nice, they were nice.
 

M. Sage

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Wife and I had a nice breakfast at Jim's a couple of weeks ago, spent about an hour total inside. Some SAPD motorcycle cops were having breakfast when we arrived, and still were when we left. Hopefully they were off-shift and were going to return bikes after their hour and a half (at a guess?) breakfast.
 

Texan2

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Alan, I usually have your back, but in this case, if I read correctly, they looked at you as you came in, inquired as to why you were standing while eating and asked how you were doing as they left? Did I miss the rude part? I think someone standing as they eat in a 24 hour restaurant should arouse a cops suspicion as it is not normal. I have to agree with TXinvestigator, in that it looks like you were looking to get offended.
And i will bet for every 90 minute lunch they take there is a shift where they got no lunch...that is pretty common too.
 

ebk06

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Mar 15, 2009
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I wouldnt say it was harassment but it wouldnt say it wasnt either. If in fact the cops were curious why you were standing they should have been the ones to approach you not have a waitress do it. I do hate getting the stink eye by people especially cops since they can make your day hell. But look at the bright side you didnt get searched.
 

Texas1911

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I don't look to be offended. I'm not an easily "offendable" person. Alot of what is left out of the text is the expressions and mannerisms, the tone of the question. There is alot left out of the translation.

I guess you'd have to be there to see it from my perspective.
 

DCortez

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I do hate getting the stink eye by people especially cops since they can make your day hell.
Same here. They have a lot of power over the average citizen, most people will never question them, and they basically answer to no one.
 
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