Last Friday, Gilad called the policeman who gave him a summons a few days earlier, Chanoch. Asking if he had a few minutes to speak with him, Gilad explained he wished to ask Mechila from him for an incident the previous week when he was issued a summons on Jabotinsky Street for entering a blocked intersection with his black Chevrolet.
Below is a transcript of their conversation:
“As a Jew with a white beard, I may have spoken to you without Derech Eretz, so I want to apologize to you. I was just tired and nervous and after a whole day of traveling, I might not have been so relaxed. You did your job, I really do not have anything against you, G-d forbid, I wanted to ask forgiveness,” Gilad explained.
“Ah, now I remember. How did you get to me?”
“You signed the report for me, and I took your name and entered 144 (Israel information number) and got to you.”
“I understand, first of all, everything is fine, dear man, I’m not angry.”
“But I still feel that I’ve spoken to you inappropriately as you’re just doing your job and I have nothing against you and I just have to apologize.”
The policeman thanked him, and they exchanged greetings for a Shabbat Shalom.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)