Also, today was very eventful because we got pulled over by a cop! Although technically we had already pulled over and he just sort of parked behind us and knocked on our windows.
Today was a very big Pokemon Go festival, you see. And we were very excited about it because you can catch a Shiny Mew at the end and shiny mews are blue and very trans boy mascoty, I must say) so OBVIOUSLY this was very important to us. A little flying kitteny mon...
Plus there was sunshine out and we had already decided that the entire day was going to be spent hunting for a grocery store that had restocked their refrigerated items. (That part didn't go so well, but we DID score a bottle of Sprite.)
(The sunshine was important because the snow is finally melting.)
ANYWAY, there's a public park in our neighborhood that has a pokemon gym and we went there so we could park and catch a Moltres. (THANK YOU to the people who introduced me to the "Raid Party" app; if I had children I would name them for each of you.)
And the house that is closest to the park has a "Thin Blue Line" sign in the front yard.
So we're parked and singing Weird Al polka songs and catching Grimers and shit, and this cop knocks on my window and asks if we're okay and what are we doing and also am I the person the car is registered to.
I show him my phone and put on my best manners and explain that we're catching pokemon and that it's a game. He sighs and says "I've heard of it, yeah." and then says that the house near the park says we keep parking there every day for, like, 15 minute breaks.
I affirm this is true and that we are catching pokemon ("See, they look like little animals") and I ask him if he wants us to move and he says that technically we're legally parked and haven't done anything wrong so he wasn't really sure what else to say.
I assured him we were planning to leave anyway, and that seemed to make him happier, and so we did. SO THAT WAS SUPER FUN, but he did say they would inform the Thin Blue Line house that we're not up to anything nefarious.
Now we're not sure whether we should avoid that park, but it's a good gym so it kinda sucks.

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