So, I'm figuring that the Fed Ex driver is going to come back and be irate about the ticket. Instead, he calmly returns to his truck, approaches the police officer, who is still in the process of writing his ticket, and gives him a big smile.
"Hey Frank," the Fed Ex driver says to the cop.
"Oh, hey Joe," the cop replies, "How's your day going?"
"Good, good. How's the family?"
"Oh, they're great, thanks." The cop finishes writing the ticket and hands it over to the Fed Ex driver who accepts it graciously and puts it in his pocket.
They part with a smile and a, "Have a great day. See you later."
The whole scene reminded me of the old Looney Tunes cartoon with the wolf and the sheepdog who clock in every morning to their respective jobs; Ralph the wolf goes after the sheep that Sam the sheepdog watches over. Ralph uses all manner of Acme gadgets and his wily ways to outwit Sam and steal the sheep. But he never prevails over Sam's calm, cool sheepdog skills.
The funniest part of the cartoon though is how they would suspend their rivalry when the whistle blew signaling break time and sit down and enjoy lunch and a cigarette together. And then once break time is over, they'd be back at it again. When the workday ends, they go off to their respective homes with a "Good night, Ralph," "Good night, Sam."
Ralph and Sam are not so different than the cop and the Fed Ex driver. We all have our roles to play in this life. It's not personal. We do our dance and when it's done, it's done.
It's all so very entertaining.