Re: NANFA--The Drifters: was "ichthyology's not that bad"

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 20:20:55 -0400

>Sample dialogue as follows:
>Occifer: "What ARE you doing ???" [in an aggressive, and perhaps ignorant,
>Dr. Stallsmith: "I am conducting a socio-demographic field survey on the
>visual triggers involved in ursine response behaviors .. um, let me see,
>you have one fellow occifer there in the vehicle, do you not ? Let me make
>a note of that ...."
I don't want to offend anyone on the list who's a police officer, but I much
prefer police who speak to you bluntly to the modern, California-style
police who smile and ask you questions like, "Hi, whatcha doin' there?" with
hand on holster while they scrutinize the area for your discarded wine
bottle(s) which you must have or why are you in this area? You're on to
something with this line of research, Doug!

As many of us know, collecting fish or fooling around in a stream is a
serious bozo magnet. You'll quickly attract any available small children,
full time drunks, and cops.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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