Had dinner with friends tonight. My son left with their daughter (we’ve been friends for ever). He’s out with the girls tonight (teenage boy out with college girls – that’s my boy!)
Anyway, my daughter was supposed to go to her mom’s tomorrow, but I figured, “Dad deserves a kid-free night”, so we called my ex and decided I would drop my daughter off at her house. No kids! Rare.
So I dropped my daughter off and my dog and I were driving home and I wasn’t paying enough attention. I was doing 45 in a 35 and saw the lights in my rear-view. I was getting pulled over (glad it was a no drinking night AND that I had changed my shirt after the one sip of beer I almost managed to get).
The officer pulls me over, checks my creds (license, insurance), etc and comes back to the car window. This takes about 4 minutes. Technology is great.
Officer: “It’s 9:40, and I get off work at ten. I would rather get home on time. Give me ONE GOOD REASON not to give you a ticket and I’ll let you go”.
I remembered a joke I read on the Internet over a year ago:
“Well, officer, to tell you the truth – my wife ran off with a cop over a year ago. I was afraid you were trying to bring her back”.
The cop immediately burst into a snorting laughter and patted me on the shoulder telling me, “You can go – keep it slow”.
And that’s how the Internet saved me over a hundred dollars tonight.