Started by stands2p, May 04, 2007, 09:28 AM
I think counseling is a plan to lose 99 percent of the time. JBPH
There is an excellent example over on CNN right now. A woman was rushing to the hospital because she heard her father was having a heart attack. She was pulled over for speeding as she entered the hospital complex and the deputy took no interest in her story, assuming she was lying. The woman drove off from the traffic stop, apparently not realizing that this is roughly equivalent in a law enforcement officer's mind to pulling a gun. The deputy went into combat mode and arrested her with plenty of manhandling.She assumed that her intense emotion would allow her to transcend all laws and limits. A moment's thought would have told her that the fastest path to her father's bedside was "yes officer, of course officer, I'm sorry officer, thank you officer." Or better yet, finding a friend to drive her to the hospital.The deputy will get little criticism from me because some of my best friends are cops or ex-cops and they can't let their guard down in situations like that. But, as is consistent with my 80/20 hypothesis, the deputy was operating from emotions of fear and anger when he was convinced he was operating from procedure. In the calm and safe atmosphere of the incident review board, he will probably be severely reprimanded.This same woman could easily have run over a child on her way to the hospital. A more "sensitive" officer could easily have been murdered by a drug runner with a sob story and a concealed weapon. The world is seeing one perspective of this event because it appeals to emotion.
Can I see a show of hands on how many of use believe that much of this 80 % chit-chat is encouraged as a source of guarranteed income for the therapists?
Counselors side with women because most women can't shut the fuck up. Counselors don't side with men because men are staring at the clock and want to see results for their dollar.