A year ago or so, HF was sharing with me some of his manly words of wisdom, when he shared this little tidbit:
"Be nice. Be polite. Be friendly. And always have a plan to kill everyone you meet."
I told him he was crazy, but he insisted that it was good advice. Something he heard from a family friend growing up who was in the CIA or had some other top secret government job. (he grew up in a suburb of DC, his dad was in the Navy, and they apparently had lots of friends that were FBI, CIA, etc.)
Fast forward to now. HF comes home and says, "GUESS WHAT?! One of my instructors said, "Be nice. Be polite. Be friendly. And always have a plan to kill everyone you meet." The instructor said he didn't care if it was a biker, a grandma, or a young mom with kids, by the time he gets to your window when he's pulled you over, he's already planned how he was going to kill you.
Awesome. That really isn't going to do much for my fear of cops. Now when I get pulled over for speeding, or doing CA rolls through the stop signs, I have to assume, while I shift uncomfortably in the driver's seat, that the cop has most likely planned my death.