Wow have I had my run-in with jerks this week. First I get pulled over for "rolling through a stop sign." I've had my share of police encounters, but this was the 1st time I've been pulled over by a regular cop while I'm out cutting lawns (no this wasn't M.C.E.!) Man 'O Live he was the biggest JERK on earth. Straight out of the movies! If you've ever seen Crash he was that bad cop who is all over that chick in the Lincoln Navigator. Hopefully the reason he gave me the ticket was because he knew I made more money than him Then there were the "sanitation workers" or trash guys. I happened to be parked in front of a trash can and one of the guys has the stones to come up to me while I'm mowing and inform me that he could write me a ticket for parking in front of the trash can. Then he says he wouldn't want to see my truck smashed by his garbage truck. I tend to keep my cool in public, especially when wearing a company uniform, so I just nodded and turned away. Then there was the mail lady! I was mowing in a very tight, crammed neighborhood. My truck and trailer could barely park along the crub between 2 driveways. So it just happened to be blocking a mailbox when the mail lady comes driving by. She too has to come up to me while I'm mowing and inform me that I was illegally parked infront of a mailbox. Again, I nod and continue mowing. One more.... this one is funny. I'm driving down the road to my next house and I stop at a light. I hear someone whistling and whistling and finally notice this guy in my rear view mirror. He was in a truck behind me and was pretty much standing out of his window waving his hands in the air trying to get my attention. I look at him and he barks "you got a trailer light out" and he yells it like FIVE TIMES. He looked so pissed I thought he was going to get out of his truck and tear my head off. Anyway, once the light turns green he comes speeding by me and guess what? He's pulling a trailer with like TEN CUSTOM LED lights on the back of it. I thought I was going to go blind when he tapped his brakes! All this, together with my friendly visit with Motor Carrier Enforcement a couple weeks ago has really got me thinking..... do people just have a bad taste in their mouths when they think of guys who cut grass?