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Road Rage September 21, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

A man being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard stopped at the cross walk when the light in front of him turned yellow.

The woman  tailgating him honked repeatedly to show her frustration, furious that he hadn’t raced through the intersection to beat the red light.

As she screamed at the other driver, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a serious looking police officer, “Ma’am, I need you to pull your vehicle over to the side of the road.”


“Pull your vehicle to the side of the road, and turn the ignition off.”

He followed her over, “Ma’am, I need to see your license and registration.”

“What’s this about, officer?”

“License and registration, please.”

“Look, I’m in a hurry.  I’ve got someone I need to meet . . . ”

“Ma’am, please exit the car with your hands up.”

“What?!  I am not a criminal and will not be paraded around . . . ”

Wikipedia ~ Handcuffs (in Public Domain)

The officer opened her door, and waved her out of the vehicle to the back of her car, “Place your hands on the trunk, ma’am.”

He handcuffed her, gave her a quick frisk, then returned to her vehicle for her license and registration.

After radioing in the information, including the license plate of the vehicle, he returned to her side, and unlocked the handcuffs.

“Ma’am, everything checks out.  You’re free to go.”

Fuming, she glared at the officer, “You had no right to detain me like that, and I am going to . . . ”

“Ma’am, when I pulled up behind your car, you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak.  At that point, I had reasonable cause to investigate.”

“To investigate?!  Investigate what?!”

“Whether you were driving a stolen vehicle.”

“A stolen vehicle?  Why on earth would you think my car was stolen?!”

“Your behavior  seemed at odds with the “What Would Jesus Do?” license plate holder, the “Follow Me to Sunday School” bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Inspiration: e-mail from unknown author



1. Rivergirl - September 21, 2019

Ha! Practice what you preach indeed…

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

Actions speak louder than words, eh? 😀

2. Jill Weatherholt - September 21, 2019

Lol! Sad, but true. Enjoy your Saturday, Nancy!

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

I’m sure she’d never act that way on Sunday. :mrgreen:

Jill Weatherholt - September 21, 2019

As a well known minister once said, “I can park myself in a garage every Sunday, but that doesn’t make me a car.” 🙂

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

Haha. What a great way to make a point.

3. Joanne Sisco - September 21, 2019

Love, love, love it!!!

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

Behavior trumps bumper stickers. 😆

Joanne Sisco - September 21, 2019

Actions always speak louder and more clearly than words.

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

Yup. Missouri (the “Show Me” state) has the right idea:

In 1899, Rep. Willard D. Vandiver said, “I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.”

4. Kate Crimmins - September 21, 2019

Sadly this really happens.

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

The more “entitled” we feel, the more license we give ourselves to act “high and mighty” (like pompous jerks).

Better to remain a bit “humble” . . .

Kate Crimmins - September 21, 2019

I live about 6 blocks from a church. When it lets out on a Sunday morning it’s every man for themselves. There is a 4-way stop sign to go through and at least 2 out of 5 don’t stop. Maybe more. After all, God is with them. Us peons can wait.

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

I hope the timing doesn’t interfere with your Starbucks run! That would be BAD! 😉

5. Tippy Gnu - September 21, 2019

Wouldn’t Jesus just walk over any cars in his way, the same way he walked on water? (and I’m not referring to frozen lakes)

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

That would be a handy trick to have!

6. anotherday2paradise - September 21, 2019

😆🤣 Love this story, Nancy. Too many hypocrites in this world.

nrhatch - September 21, 2019


7. Debra - September 21, 2019

Ouch! How many times have we all wondered something similarly! Good one!

nrhatch - September 21, 2019

I probably don’t pay enough attention to bumper stickers. 😆

8. Ally Bean - September 21, 2019

Clever. And oh so true around here…

nrhatch - September 22, 2019

“Most” people around here are relatively relaxed (or half dead) so we notice less road rage and impatience than in, let’s say, NJ. 😀

9. JOriginal Muse - September 22, 2019

I say, “Book ‘em all, Danno…!”

nrhatch - September 22, 2019

That’s the Ticket!

10. Behind the Story - September 22, 2019

Love it!

When I leave church, I notice that people are generally very good about taking turns to leave the parking lot. In fact, everyone is very courteous for a few blocks. I’m disappointed if I see their courtesy ebbing at the top of the hill. We hope those sermons will have some effect. Fortunately I live in a rather well mannered town.

nrhatch - September 22, 2019

Your comment made me smile, Nicki. Yes, let’s hope the effect of the sermon doesn’t dissipate before parishioners crest the top of the hill! 😀

11. jo(e) - September 23, 2019

Laughing ….

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