No, Really, I Want to Give the Fraternal Order of Police Money!

joe-friday.thumbnail.jpgSo tonight I got a call from the Los Angeles Fraternal Order of Police who wanted a donation to support their youth programs, families of wounded officers, etc.

I listened to the guys speech–Hi Brian, if that’s your real name, yes I was paying attention!– and then said

I would be thrilled to donate. I have had so many really nice encounters with the LAPD, they have been so helpful–

Brian responded

We understand ma’am if this isn’t a good time..

 And I replied that I loved the interactions I had with officers during the demonstrations I had witnessed and which I had participated, and would happily give the $10 he was requesting.

He said

Good night

and hung up on me. Uh, what? Was effusive happiness over having postive encounters with the police not in the script? Was I not being clear?

So using caller ID, I called back and was on hold for 13 minutes.  At which point, I gave up.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.