A rookie police officer was assigned to ride in a cruiser with an experienced partner.
A call came over the car’s radio telling them to disperse some people who were loitering.
The officers drove to the street and observed a small crowd standing on a corner.
The rookie rolled down his window and said, ‘Let’s get off the corner.’ No-one moved, so he resorted to the loudspeaker.
‘Let’s get off the corner!’ it boomed. Still, no-one seemed to take any notice.
‘Alright folks, if you don’t move after I count to three, I’m breaking out my baton!’ the rookie cried.
Intimidated, the group of people began to leave in a hurry, casting puzzled glances in his direction.
Proud of his first official act, the young policeman turned to his partner and asked, ‘Well, how did I do?’ ‘Pretty good,’ replied the veteran, ‘especially since this is a bus stop.’