Tuesday, March 07, 2006
I Can't Drive 55
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 to the metal even more. He looked in his rear view mirror and saw a Florida Highway Patrolcar behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring.
"I can get away from him - no problem!" thought the elderlygentleman as he floored it to 100mph, then 110, then 120mph.
Then he thought, "What on earth am I doing? I'm too old for this nonsense!"
He pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the Trooper. The cop pulled in behind him and walked up to the 'Vette. The policeman looked at his watch and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."
The old man looked very seriously at the Trooper and said, "Years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper. I thought you were bringing her back."
"Have a nice day, Sir," said the cop, tipping his hat.