COME ON LADY, GIVE THE COP A FREE WATER!

HE LOOKED AT ME, I LOOKED AT HER AND SHE LOOKED AT THE COP!

I was out covering the scene of an accident on Monday afternoon just at the edge of the Medical Center area. While I was waiting on a statement from the officers there was another cop who walked into a convenience store with me.  He seemed to be in his late 40’s about to tangle with his 50’s.  Needless to say, he seemed to be very hot and tired.  He had an empty soda cup.  As I wrapped up buying my bottled water he stepped up to the counter after me.  He asked the attendant if they had ice and water.  She said no we don’t do refills.  Now, while it’s not required it is an encouraged courtesy to offer the men and women who protect your city at least some free water.  That didn’t happen.  The woman just stared at the cop.  He looked at me, I looked at her and she looked back at him.  It was like a stand off.  The officer then asked the woman if they had just some water to go in his cup.  She enthusiastically replied yes and pointed to all of the bottled water in the coolers.  At this point I knew he was waiting on her to say those magical words, “it’s free for you officer.”  Those words said look for me because she told him the price. People I’m telling you this officer was stunned.  He had to be thinking this woman doesn’t know the rules, officers get their water free.  It was yet another stand off.  The woman just stared at the officer again.  He looked at me again.  Ok, this was too exciting for me that’s why I just hung around to see what would happen.  I knew I’d blog about it.  But back to the store now.  The officer was dumbfounded the woman didn’t offer a single solitary eye drop of water for free. Finally, he just walked out.  He wasn’t upset just shocked that he didn’t get his water free.  So, to help me with my future speeding tickets I offered the officer my water.  He turned it down but he joked about the ordeal saying he’d never seen that kind of lack of courtesy to an officer before. Should she have given him a water or was it his duty to buy it?  The Insite would like to hear your opinion!