Junior Ganymede
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September 18th, 2012 by Pecos Bill

So mayhaps one of you larned gents can make sense of this for me: 

“Obviously, it’s not something we want to see people do, but certainly his spontaneous actions may have saved the lives of four children. It’s a miracle he wasn’t hurt himself.”

Why in tarnation are the posse sayin’ this isn’t something they like to see folks doin’? He saved the skins of four youngun’s. It’s a blessed stroke of luck he took no harm hisself, but even if he’d been squarshed like a bug, he’d have wound up a hero in my book. It would have been jess like them Birkumhead fellers we like to sing about.

 

Comments (5)
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September 18th, 2012 10:55:34
5 comments

Jeeves
September 18, 2012

I reluctantly confess that I find the thinking of the Edmonton constabulary as impenetrable as you do.

Perhaps, as at the bar and in other learned professions, the police gentlemen as specimens of homo economicus dislike the competition from unsalaried and unpensioned amateurs.


Bertie
September 18, 2012

Right ho, Jeeves, I think you’re on to something there. When seconds count, the rescue chappies are only minutes away, what?

A word of caution, though. One shares this little bon mot with one’s gendarme acquaintances at a certain social peril. Woo-hee, the frightful memories I could recount were I not the soul of discretion and the original tight-lipped Spartan!


La Llorona
September 18, 2012

He was only thinking of the children!


Bookslinger
September 18, 2012

The quoted constable was keeping in mind the great unwashed driving public, most of whom are likely unable to mentally process such exigent circumstances, ‘saving’ people who are not actually in peril, or causing more mayhem than they prevent, or miscalculating or misapplyign the heroic response needed.

Those of us members of the general public who do have our wits about us are rightfully miffed when lumped in with those who don’t. But in the officer’s defense, most of the driving public does not.


me
September 19, 2012

Aye. This fellow’s act was genuinely heroic: risking his own life to protect others.

That having been said, aye, common sense is not nearly as common as we might hope for in this imperfect world, likewise common knowledge and common courtesy. Common decency hasn’t been sighted in years.

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