Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bad Juju

Scene: A nice, unassuming female (she may or may not be a nurse who married a preacher) is 5 hours into a long drive. Suddenly, flashing lights appear in her rearview mirror.

Lady: (filled with dread) Oh good grief. (pulls over)
Cop: (slowly exits car) May I see your license and insurance please?
Lady: Sure. (hands them both over)
Cop: (scanning over information) Just so you know, I've stopped you for speeding. I clocked you on my radar going 76 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone. Is there some sort of emergency for you to be driving this fast?!
Lady: ... Umm, no. (in disbelief that she has been pulled over for a measly 6 miles per hour. 6!!!)
Cop: Well, I'm going to have to issue you a citation for this. Give me a minute and I'll be back.

(a short time later)

Cop: Miss, here's your citation (hands over ticket)
Lady: Look sir, I just want to let you know that I am not only a nurse, but my husband is a pastor and I think if you give me this ticket, you're gonna have some bad juju on your hands.
Cop: Have a nice day miss.

Scene ends.

(the "bad juju" comment may have only played out in the nice lady's mind. What she most likely said was "thank you sir." Because remember she may or may not be a nurse who happens to have a husband in the ministry.)

(Im just saying.)


Casey D said...

lame. Dont they know that nurses and pastor's wives get special privileges? Were you not wearing you t-shirt from youth camp and carrying your Nightingale lantern?

Erika said...

HA!! That is hilarious! And also, lame. Six over? Really??

Samantha said...

Hahaha, your crack me up! I got a parking ticket for $50 for being 3 minutes late! 3 minutes! I am contesting it...

Marginalia said...

He was having a slow day.

You get a citation for speeding? Here we get a ticket!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Love your rendition of the experience.

I think it's safe to say he 1) had nothing better to do, 2)had to fulfill some sort of quota for the month, or 3)is obviously in need of going to church. ;)

That really stinks.

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