When Do You Say No

Ahh, the good old Republic of South Africa. Following my arrest and being charged with 'defeating the ends of justice' because I asked a traffic cop to show me her identification last year (she obviously was PMSing and having a bad day), I decided that I should now be nice when pulled over. Particularly since the latest police threat in Johannesburg where it has been announced that traffic violations will now result in immediate arrest rather than a fine.

So I get pulled over this morning, I smile and ask the officer how he is while I hand over my license. The conversation then went something like this:

Cop: Wheres your husband?

Me: I dont have one

Cop: Why not?

Me: Because I earn enough to support myself and I dont want to have to cook and clean for someone else

Cop: (Laughing) So you are a single mom?

Me: Nope, I dont have children

Cop: Why wouldnt you want children?

Me: Because they are expensive and smell

Cop: So what do you do when you want to make love?

Me: Er, what do you mean?

Cop: Well everyone wants to make love, if you have no husband ...

Anyways, it then went on to me being asked about how I satisfy my sexual needs. And I dont want to antagonise him and end up being arrested but then at what point am I justified in saying that he is asking for some rather personal information?


WyldHoney WyldHoney
31-35, F
1 Response Mar 23, 2009

Seriously?<br />
Damn.<br />
<br />
Sorry to hear that.<br />
<br />
I've been<br />
arrested and convicted<br />
for something I didn't do...<br />
but what you went through (and still are)<br />
was worse, I think.<br />
<br />
All I can think<br />
of is whenever you're<br />
pulled over,<br />
get the phone to record<br />
everything by leaving it<br />
on the dashboard.<br />
<br />
Gotta love the way<br />
the system works!<br />
Or else.<br />
<br />
**** the police.