So then…Carol and I exit the movies and agree that the Tex-Mex place across the street will be perfect for dinner and mojitos. But it’s a long block, so instead of travelling all the way to the crosswalk at the traffic signal, we just walk across the street when there’s a break in traffic.
And just then, a cop car sounds its alarm, flashes its lights, and pulls us over.
Pulls us over! We are walking.
But they pull us over to the side of the road anyway.
Can you imagine how humiliating it is to stand and wait on the curb while your pursuers navigate traffic to pull up alongside you?
The cop leans out the window and scolds us, “Why are you jaywalking? Don’t you know how many drunk drivers are out on a Saturday night!?”
Naturally, I quiver and mumble a contrite “I’m sorry.”
But Carol turns to the cop and says, “If there are so many drunk drivers out there tonight, why are you bothering with jaywalkers? Go arrest the drunk drivers!”
The cops look at each other — look at Carol’s annoyed expression and hands on her hips — look at each other again, then speed away into traffic.
And they didn’t even use their turn signal, I might add.
Carol 1; Cops 0.
– Darcy Perdu
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