Have you ever suffered embarrassing moments inflicted to you by an arrogant officer of the law or by an over-bearing government (elected or appointed) official?
There have been many accounts of this nature.
In fact, there was recently an expose of a newly elected party list congressman who tangled with a waiter and gave him a piece of his mind.
The poor waiter received a whip on his nape.
This is arrogance, isn’t it?
And people in power who cannot handle this ego-bloating privilege even do it with impunity.
Arrogance is defined by the dictionary as a “feeling of superiority,” “condescending attitude and demeanor,” “haughty,” “insolent,” “egotist,” “showing scorn for inferiors,” “mean,” “self-assumed importance,” “lordly,” etc.
Impunity is “unpunished with no ill consequences, “non-liability,” “free from punishment,” “inconsequential,” etc.
Arrogance and impunity, by their respective definitions, seem to be ideal partners. They have a rhyme as if in a poem like in this.