Sunday, May 3, 2009

It's A Bird! It's A Plane!!...No, That was Definitely A Bird


I have a close family member who is a detective. He does detective work and also routine traffic work. I admire him and love to hear about his adventures.

He drives in an unmarked car. Once he was going down the road and he pulled up next to a "lady" at a stop light. Her license plates were expired. He decided to just let her know about it and drive on. Her window was down so he kindly rolled his down and said, "Excuse me, I just thought I'd let you know your license plate tags are expired." A "lady" (or even a decent person) would have probably responded with something like, "Thank You" or "Oh, I wasn't aware. Thanks". Or something like that. This young "lady" however, responded by looking him in the eye and putting up that finger as she drove off. (You know the finger I'm talking about. The one that Doesn't mean Have A Nice Day).

Anyway, he smiled back at her, let her pull ahead of him, got behind her, turned on his lights and siren, pulled her over, and gave her a ticket for her expired license tags. WAHAHAHA!!

Can you image the feeling she had when she realized she had just saluted an officer? Whatever she felt, she deserved.

As for one liners, when he approached the vehicle, she said to him, "Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't know you were a cop!".

Maybe if we all treated everyone as if they could give us a ticket for being rude and obnoxious, the world would be a better place.

Have a Wonderful Day!
MyADHDMe

12 comments:

Sue J. said...

You are so right--this was EXCELLENT! What a great message....

Chatty Kelly said...

My favorite part of this was the title. I was waiting to see how it fit in. After reading the whole post, I re-read the title and THEN I got it. So funny.

You can't legislate manners, that is for sure!

Mocha with Linda said...

That is classic!

And I didn't get the title until I read CK's comment! Just thought it fit right in with Monkeys are Funny!

Bonita said...

Justice- gotta love it! LOL!

Meredith said...

Yep, she deserved it......her mama probably raised her better than that! Good manners and a little situational awareness will get you far, don't you think?

HisPrincess said...

You know I didn't get the title til I read Kelly's comment. Sigh. There is no hope for me!

But I think there is a lesson in there for all of us!

God's girl said...

You are very creative!

I, too, love this title and I GET IT (believe it or not)...

In the bigger scheme of things, it makes one think to always use our manners, because we never know who is looking.

Edie said...

LOL.

Integrity is doing what's right when no one is looking. I will add, "and even when you *think* you can get away with it".

Amber Dodd said...

Haha! Absolutely love this story!!

Blasé said...

I recently saw an old 'Gun Smoke' episode where Matt Dillon had to say to another man that was being self-centered- "I didn't think I needed to"

This was in reference to the mean o'l man who wasn't going to let Matt and this lil' girl he was taking care of into his home...until Matt told him that he was the Marshall. The mean o'l man said- "Why didn't you say you were the Marshall?"

Greg C said...

I love this post. I think about this all the time. That homeless person you meet may be a saint that is down on their luck so treat them with dignity and respect. You may be there some day.

Marla said...

Ha, Ha, she got just what she deserved.