Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Quick Thinking" - A Great Tale of Tolerance and Mercy

The atmosphere has been a little charge since the events of Saturday. So, perhaps we should all now take a little break, settle back and decompress for awhile. Try turning off the radio, the TV and the political talking heads. Afterall they can only say just so much, with being repetive.

Here is a story of tolerance and mercy I find very re-assuring and inspirational

"Quick Thinking"

A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left.

"Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-75, pushing the pedal even more.

Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida sate trooper, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, "What am I doing? I'm too old for this!" and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival.

Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the Corvette. He looked a his watch, then said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a new reason for speeding - a reason I've never before heard - I'll let you go."

The old gentleman paused then said: "Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida state trooper. I thought you were bringing her back."

"Have a good day, sir," replied the trooper.

Have a great day everyone and don't forget to laugh!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh, Doug!


Anonymous said...

Hahahah, good one.


Ellie said...

Truly funny! thanks!
True story. A day after I bought my Mustang for my 40th, I was zooming down the road at a high speed. I had the top down and my hair was flying in the wind. It was awesome! I knew I was in for it when I passed (going about 100) a CHP. Of course I pulled over when the lights caught up to me. When he pulled me over, he asked if I knew how fast I was going. I told him yes. KNowing I was getting a ticket, I asked him "When you cloced me at over 100, can you tell me? Did I look good?" Noting I had just celebrated my 40th, he smiled and laughed, said yea you looked good. He then snapped his book shut and told me happy birthday. BUT warned me to NEVER speed on his interstate again! Phew. I never did.

Anonymous said...

Great stories Doug and Ellie! Very funny.


Revolution 2010 said...

Great stories Doug and Ellie. A good break from a week of high tension.

BOSMAN said...

Thanks Doug and Ellie!

Ann said...

Very funny Doug Thanks. Ellie too.

Anonymous said...

thanks Doug!
After a lousy day, I needed that.