That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means
By Pardis Parker

June 15, 2020 at 07:30PM
via McSweeney’s https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/that-word-does-not-mean-what-you-think-it-means

«ATLANTA PD: Oh God, he’s fighting back!

EVERYONE: After the two of you grabbed him and grappled him without explanation after 25 minutes of friendly conversation and then instead of explaining anything tased him, instead? How else would you expect him to—

ATLANTA PD: He’s escalating the situation!!

EVERYONE: What? How?

ATLANTA PD: He’s running away with my taser!

EVERYONE: Why does he have your taser?

ATLANTA PD: Because he didn’t like being tased.

EVERYONE: That seems pretty reasonable.

ATLANTA PD: You’re missing the point.»