often complain about the police, but you rarely hear about
the positive things they do, such as this incident involving
a biker and a frozen carburetor.
January on a bitterly cold winter's day, a North Dakota
State Trooper on patrol came upon a motorcyclist who was
stalled by the roadside. The biker was swathed in heavy
protective clothing and wearing a full-face helmet to
protect the face from the cold weather.
"What's the matter?"
asked the Trooper.
"Carburetor's frozen," was the terse reply.
"Pee on it. That'll thaw it out."
"I can't," said the biker.
"OK, watch me closely and I'll show you."
The Trooper unzipped and promptly warmed
the carburetor as promised. Moments later the bike started
and the rider drove off, waving.
A few days later, the local State Trooper's office
received a note of thanks from the father of the
motorcyclist. It began: "On behalf of my daughter