Happy 2017 to all of you! As we all know, 2016 was full of love and loss, achievements and failures, for some it was the best year of there lives and for others it was the worse. What matters now is that it’s all in the past and 2017 is here with a clean 365 day slate for us, so let’s make the best of it!
I feel as if in the past year or two there has been a lot of uproar surrounding the nature of police. Regardless of your feelings, I am here to tell you that there is good in everything and everyone sometimes. Now believe me, I have had terrible experiences with police officers, and I was not shy about posting it on here and spreading it. But just because I had a bad experience doesn’t mean that I am going to put an umbrella statement over all police with terrible comments filled with negativity! Just always remember that one person does not define a group and one experience also does not define someone of something as a whole either.
On that note, here is an appreciation post for the Allentown Police!
First of all, the photo above was taken of my friend and I on New Years Eve, just after midnight. We asked a police officer if he would let us on his motorcycle and pose for a photo with us. Instead of being rude to a gaggle of drunk 20-somethings, he laughed, said yes, and posed!
We thought, and hoped (lol) that that would be our only ‘run in’ with the cops for 2017, but we were mistaken! We had stayed in the Renaissance Hotel by the PPL center. I had to work at 8am New Years Day. So at 7:03, when I finally woke up without a car, I immediately called an Uber. Unfortunately, there was only one in the area who “could not find our location”. I honestly didn’t have time to wait for a ride, needing to leave as soon as possible. So me and my two friends stood outside, desperately trying to call another Uber, giggling about how I had work in a mere 45 minutes.
I was eye-ing up a police officer sitting in his car across the street thinking to myself, “I wonder what the odds of him giving us a ride would be”. Well, it was as if he was reading my mind because with that he rolled down his window and yelled over, “Are you girls okay?”. I immediately walked (okay, it was more of a run) over to the car. “Sir, we are actually not okay. I have work at 8 and really need to get home. I know you’re probably not allowed to do this, but I am desperate. Could you please, please, please take us to my house ? Please, it’s a New Year”. He really contemplated it for a second and then said “Sure”. HE SAID YES. It was the kindest, funniest experience of my life.
I made it to work on time and have this kind office to thank.
Help people. Don’t make vast judgements. Spread the love.