Yesterday I got another ticket. This one is even more bizarre. I had a passenger who wanted to drop him off on the far side of the 42nd Street and 8th Ave. Remember friends there are some plastic polls next to the second lane which separated the two lanes where the first lane is used by the Yellow cab Drivers to drop off or pick up passengers. So while I was on the second lane and about to proceed my passenger told me to stop there. I looked back and there was no one behind me so I stopped and the light turned yellow to red. He paid me and left.
But he came back within 8/10 seconds and opened the back door and started to find something and he found what he was looking for. He actually dropped his cell phone. By time he close the door and I stated to drive the light turned green..there was still no one behind me..so when I crossed the 42nd Street. This Police literally called me to pull over..
I asked him, what I did wrong…and he told me that I should not have dropped him on the green light as I obstructed the traffic. I told him,: Officer..I did not obstruct any traffic as there was no one behind me…but he asked me my drivers license and gave me a ticket for that reason. This time this Police was kind of nice and advised me that he was simply enforcing the law and told me to talk to other drivers and send a letter to the TLC, the arrogant mayor and to the Governor as we have the power to change. I smiled and told him that he gave me a ticket on technicality. I don’t deserve any ticket as I did not obstruct any traffic and he saw it very well. This Police was better than most of those agents so I have nothing to vent against him but I would want to write him a personal letter so here it is…
” Dear Police Officer ( he was respectful enough),
I hope you read this letter and I also hope that this letter will give you something to think about. Dear officer ..every time you stop any of us for anything trivial like the way you actually asked me to come to you to get a ticket..you not only stop us..you stop the whole family who is depending on us to be sent money so that they can buy food, buy some clothing and buy a roof on their head. Anytime you stop us for some self made reasons you don’t really stop us..you rob food from our kids stomach.”
“Every time you give us ticket to fulfill your quota on our expense, you not only go through a severe hardship..we also die every day that we can not even provide food, clothing and shelter for our children. You may have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth..but we were not..we drive on New York City’s full of pot holes, uneven roads for 12 hours..we don’t have any place to go to bathroom..many of us suffer from kidney disease and obesity as we are driving sitting all day or night.”
“Many of us are behind rent and bills because knowing the risk we still have to send money to overseas where we left most of out family members so that they don’t go hungry..You have no idea how you would feel when you know that your mother, father or siblings are hungry..so many of us cry every night to bed because we can not send enough money to out families because YOU ROBBED US..you give us a ticket which could cost me $200 dollars plus lawyer’s fee plus the points..do you even know how much money we really make..?”
“The day you gave me a ticket my car broke down 3 times and I lost almost 5 hours of work because I had to take the car back twice and one time the garage had to send a tow truck to get the car..do you really want to know how much I made that day..? I made a a big 0..zero..nil..nothing ..in fact I had to pay gas from my own pocket. It would take me at least 3 days worth of work to pay for the ticket I did not deserve..then how would I buy food for my kids..?”
“Officer..we are human too..we also have family and kids…when you sit in your air conditioned car and play GOD on the street..you know officer how it feels..if feels that YOU guys are not even human…you guys are simply POLICE…who gave you the rights to play GOD in our lives and change the fabric of our lives…? Officer..your days are coming..you will have to answer to the higher authority…GOD hates those who hurt other people.”
“Officer..there is a word called KARMA..In plain English this means..Whatever you do it will come back to you. If you do good to others..good things will happen to you and your family but if you do bad things to others..bad things will happen to you and your family. nature is the greatest justice and it has a strange way of taking care of things. Remember all the tickets you wrote wrongly or knowingly or even unknowingly which hurt people you will have to pay it back.”
“Remember from now on until your death if you ever write a ticket which is not justly written, your kids will pay for it. Remember every time your kids get hurt, get sick..it is you who brought it up to them. If you ever kill someone’s son unjustly..your kids will get killed..it is as simple as that..every mother feel the loss of her child same way, that includes everyone and no mother is immune from that pain..not even your mother and your wife..so watch out officer..just as you said to me that we have the power..”
“I also say the same thing..you have the power to stop anything bad happen to you and your family. The mother natures works precisely and each human being pays back every bad thing he/she ever did in this world..you don’t have to wait to go to the other world..all the good things and bad things you ever did is already counted and mother nature will act accordingly….if I am ever sick..the very first thing comes to mind that whether I hurt anyone or not..I analyze the whole situation very carefully and try to find out why I am sick..so my friend..just wait your days are coming when you also have to answer to the higher authority.
I am one the most non violent persons you will ever meet. I don’t want anything bad happen to my worst enemy but I also believe in KARMA…”