Friday 14th of September 2007
A Connecticut State Trooper stops a man for running a red light. The guy is a real jerk and comes running back to the Trooper. The violator demands to know why he is being harassed by the Gestapo! So the Trooper calmly tells him of the red light violation. The "Motorist" instantly goes on a tirade, questioning the Trooper's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather explicit terms. The Trooper, being a professional, takes it all in stride. The tirade goes on without the Trooper saying anything. When he finishes writing the citation he puts an "AH" in the lower right corner of the narrative portion of the citation. He then hands it to the violator for his signature.
The guy signs the citation angrily, tearing the paper, and when presented his copy points to the "AH" and demands to know what it stands for. The Trooper then removes his sunglasses, gets in the middle of the guys face and says, "That's so when we go to court, I'll remember you're an Asshole!"
Three months later they are in court. The violator has such a bad record he is about to lose his license and has hired an attorney to represent him. On the stand the Trooper testifies to seeing the man run the red light. Under cross examination the defense attorney asks "Trooper, is this a reasonable facsimile of the citation you issued my client?"
Trooper responds, "Yes sir, this is the defendant's copy, his signature and mine, same number at the top."
Attorney: "Trooper, is there any particular marking or notation on this citation you don't normally make?"
Trooper: "Yes sir, in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an "AH", underlined."
Attorney: "What does the AH stand for, Trooper?"
Trooper: "Aggressive and Hostile, Sir."
Attorney: "Aggressive and hostile?"
Trooper: "Yes Sir."
Attorney: "Trooper, are you sure it doesn't stand for Asshole?"
Trooper: "Well Sir, You know your client better than I do!"