I got done for speeding today. So what? I hear you say. Well after living in Northern Australia for the last 4 years this was the first time I have been caught. Now while receiving the standard lecture from plod (who was about 5 feet 2 inches tall) for getting clocked at a frightening 14kph over the 100kph speed limit I notice a GSM ribbon on the shirt of said plod. Then I realise that he also has an English accent. So I think to myself that I should get off with this minor traffic infringement, as for once I have something in common with an officer of the law, with both of us being ex forces. I asked him "did you spend a bit of time in Ulster mate? Plod: "yes" Me: Oh aye, what were you in? Plod: "Royal Marines" Me: "where did you serve?" Plod: "Newry" Me: " Good for you mate, I got out about 10 years ago after doing 8 years" Plod " I'll be back in a minute, wait in your vehicle" He pissed off back to his car with my license and it was then that I realised that my attempt to talk my way out of this was not going well and the ex bootneck was showing no interest in even having a yarn about the old days let alone getting involved in any bezzering. Alas I concluded I would be leaving the scene with a dirty license and a few dollars less in my wallet. Sure enough a few moments later Queenslands finest revenue raiser returned and handed me a ticket for $133 and a point off my License. His parting words were "be careful as we will be around this area for the next week, oh and have a nice day" Now as I drove back to work I thought to myself well at least that experience had reinforced 2 things that I have always believed to be true. 1) Small man syndrome is definitely a disease and sufferers should never ever be allowed to wear a uniform or carry a badge or a gun. 2) ACAB Have a nice day.