How come cops in movies are always being threatened by higher ups that if they don’t get their act together they’ll be writing parking tickets. Wouldn’t a safe job like writing tickets be a welcomed departure from being shot at? Shouldn’t it be the other way around. Shouldn’t the detective ask for ticket duty because getting shot at is getting to be a drag?
Basically they’re being told, If you mess up you’ll get a way easier job for the same pay. It’s the same logic that always made me think school suspensions were silly but detentions make sense.
PRINCIPAL: Hate school, do ya? Wanna keep acting up? Well, I’ll show you. Why don’t you stay at home all next week. Feel the burn?
I say, having trouble in school. How about some more school so you can better address those problems.
I used to get suspended at least once a year for fighting when I was in elementary school. I can’t say I enjoyed the suspensions. I mean I did feel like a dry, cracking heel. But at the same time it was fun and refreshing to catch up on old re-runs of the Odd Couple, Bob Newhart and Quincy.
I get that these movie cops take pride in their jobs and they genuinely want to catch the bad guys. But with a clueless captain always threatening to throw them off the case and/or chew their butts off, I say write the parking tickets. The bad guy is gonna escape in part II anyway.