Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Quick Thinking

Hey, gang. I'm still laboring under that tight deadline, but I just received this from my old friend and former DC Comics Office Manager Pat Bastienne. It made me laugh, so I thought I'd pass it on. Enjoy.
A Florida senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership.

Taking off down the road, he floored 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 the state trooper behind him, 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 walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."

The old gentleman paused. Then he said, "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.
And, on that note, I'll be back here as soon as I can.

1 comment:

Johnny B said...

That was hilarious!

The plant where they make Corvettes is in nearby Bowling Green, KY, and I worked on their in-house newsletter for a couple of years...so I sent this on to the PR person I worked with on it.

I bet they'll love it...