I've got the streets in my blood. You know how the saying goes, I can't get it out of me. I used to roam the alleys with the most cop free routes I could come up with. Cops operate like clockwork and after a while you begin to know where they hang out, and adjust your route accordingly. Don't ask me why I notice these kinds of things, because I couldn't tell you. At the time I roamed the alleys for a reason, I was up to no good. Now days I do it out of habit. I know where the cops park and what roads I never see cops on and even certain times they come down a specific street. I'm not a criminal and I don't really have anything to be afraid of, but I find it best to avoid cops like the plague. I'm a young dude in a nice ride and I'm the prefect target. I've had more negative run-ins with the law because of their attitude than anything. Mostly let go because I didn't do anything. I was once detained because I wouldn't let them search my car and when their dog didn't smell anything they let me go. But, they didn't search my car.
Why am I even saying all of this? Because last night they caught me slipping. I wasn't paying attention. I got pulled over, doing the speed limit, and they want to fuck with me when it's 20° outside. Got me out of the car asking me a hundred questions about nonsense. All just to let me go. I don't get it. I'm a pretty reasonable, respectful dude. I have to admit that when I see a cop in the rearview mirror my heart leaps. That's my natural instinct toward them.
So, yesterday I wrote about going with the flow of life and I'll be damned, what a hell of a day it was! Work was insane. There was all kinds of unusual crap going on in an extreme way. Made me wonder if I had asked for it. A 16 hour shift in stressful conditions and then pulled overto seal the deal. I couldn't do anything but laugh. I laughed more than halfway home. I didn't overreact to any of it, I did just go with the flow. I've got a bit of a quick temper when it comes to certain things like work and police. But I kept it under control. It's not that I didn't think about the situations, it's that I didn't think negatively about them. That's a big change for me. Perhaps with the weight that fell from my shoulders it took a little of the chip that was there with it.