I don't like assholes, and I have no problem being an asshole myself to those that deserve it.
I was in Montana this week, and had the chance to be an ass to a guy who pulled into a handicapped parking spot.
I was visiting a customer, and in my car. I was getting my notes together, along with all the presentations I was going over, when I guy pull into the spot next to me. It was a handicapped spot, and he didn't have any plates or placards on his car. The lot was rather full, so he decided to take a spot that didn't belong to him instead of parking 100 feet away.
I'm not cool with that. I glare him down as he enters the store, and I go in and do my business with my client.
20 minutes later, I'm coming out and his car is still there. I see an old lady drive by, handicapped parking card in her car, looking for a spot. Thanks to this douche, there is none.
At that point, I'm fed up. I start taking pictures of his car, his license plate, etc. to take to the local police. I'm busting this guy's ass.
And that's when he comes out.
So I tell him. I call him an ass, and tell him it's not cool.
"Are you a COP?" I tell him no, but I can still take these pictures to the police to make sure he gets a ticket...
That's when he starts to bargain. Yelling and intimidation wasn't working, because I knew I could kick his ass if he started something. So he starts to barter....
"Look man, if I give you $20, will you erase the pictures?" He'd rather pay $20 to me than $100 to a ticket, and he started to tuck a $20 bill into my shirt pocket.
I like money, so I relented. Besides, I don't know if the cops would even care or take my pictures as evidence.
But, it got me thinking...
I went to a different parking lot, and caught two other people doing it. In the course of 90 minutes, I made sixty bucks.
And hopefully I taught three assholes a valuable lesson...