inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 28 October 2022, patronise.
Stopped by policeman, whose wrath I incurred,
My infraction? My mind is a blur,
On his high horse, he preached,
All the laws I had breached,
Then he added an afterthought, “sir”.
One of my pet peeves. Some jumped-up, uniformed asshole looks down their nose at you, then ends with a “sir” to feign respect.