the state trooper…

A middle-aged man is speeding down an open country road. Eventually he attracts the attention of a state patrol officer who begins pursuit. For some time the man keeps his speed up and refuses to pull over. Finally, the man comes to his senses and pulls over to the side of the road.

The seasoned Officer offers the offender a chance to redeem himself. “I’m tired and my shift is almost over. I’ll let you go if you can come up with an excuse for why you didn’t pull over that I haven’t heard before.”

The speeder thinks to himself for a bit and offers the following response: “Twenty years ago my wife ran off with a state patrol officer. I thought you were trying to bring her back.”

With that the officer turns back towards his car and says, “Have a nice day, sir.”

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