Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Hypocrite

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The woman behind him was furious.  She had missed her chance to get through the intersection!  She dropped her cell phone and began honking and screaming in frustration.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

''I'm very sorry for this mistake," he said, "You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the What Would Jesus Do? bumper sticker, the Choose Life license-plate holder, the Follow Me to Sunday School bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so I assumed you had stolen the car.''


Michelle H. said...

Oh, this was great little tale! Thank you for sharing. I know a coworker who acts just like that.

Brenda said...

I've known a few people who act like that, too, Michelle! :)

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