Last Updated on June 14, 2017 by Lawrence Berezin
Take my out to the ball game…And it’s o.k. to speed
Douglas Behar, the Head of Yankee Stadium Operations, was issued a speeding ticket last summer by a Bronx highway patrolman. No problem. His colleague, Sonny Hight, Yankee V.P., Head of Security, and a former NYPD official is a magician. Mr. Hight can make a speeding ticket disappear.
“I get by with a little help from my friends”
Sonny Hight called Joe, a Bronx Police Union Trustee; and like magic Mr. Behar’s speeding ticket disappeared.
“”We took care of that,” Joe said. “Tell Douglas he can just rip it up and throw it away, like he found it.”
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “Tit-for-Tat” as: “Equivalent given in return.” I love the comment posted by a reader explaining the evils of “Tit-for-Tat.”
“”Tit-for-tat is a natural human preference. However, quid pro quo is too easily escalated into quid must quo. Those who are busy measuring tat for tit may eventually get weighed down by their accounting.”
[excerpt from PsychologyToday’s article JUSTICE FOR ALL? by Nando Pelusi].
Here is a dish of quid must quo for Joe, our friendly Union Representative
“Civilians Testify About Getting Tickets Fixed by Scandal-Hit NYPD,” [Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com]
“NYC Parking Ticket Fixing Scandal Reaches a Crescendo” [Larry’s Blog]