Like the subject line says, police intimidate me. Not just a little bit, but a lot. I consider myself a (generally) law abiding citizen and don’t ever really do other people much in the way of harm.
However, whenever I see a cop, I prick up, or if I’m driving I get nervous. I’ve been pulled over twice before (tail-light and a check point, nothing bad) and I have to say, the police were NOT at all nice people. They seemed to treat me like I had done something wrong from the start.
I’m basically just wondering other people’s general thoughts on this and whether or not it’s appropriate for public servants to be this generally intimidating. Maybe it’s just my isolated experiences, but many of my friends feel the same way. Thoughts? I’d also be interested in what people from other countries/regions have to say.