Tuesday 8 April 2008

A joke, apropos of nothing...to end the working day.

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy street.

Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crossing, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the junction.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn and screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection causing her to drop her cell phone and makeup.

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, finger printed,
photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a police
officer approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the
booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal

He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up
behind your car while you were blowing your horn, give the finger to the person in
front of you, and using foul and abusive language. 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 back window. Naturally...I assumed you had nicked the car."


Chris Linfoot said...

Funny but sadly so often true.

Her mistakes were to forget Luke 6:31 and Matthew 5:16 respectively, in her treatment of the driver in front of her and in being observed so doing by the policeman.

Steve McDonagh said...

Not to menntion
Matthew 5:16, Proverbs 25:15 and Proverbs 19:11 which got her into bother in the first place.

But equally had she cast her net wider on the faith sea.. Qur’án, 103.001-3 or Saddharma Pundarika Chp 1:70 or Granth Sahib 1329 : 85 or Dhalla Saga 3:27

The same parable could be told of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or Zorastrian. But I fear the meaning would have been lost had I veered to the Zend-Avesta.

Chris Linfoot said...


I did mention Matthew 5:16, actually.

Anyhoo - your joke serves to shine a spotlight on a prevalent ill of our age, hypocrisy, and that is why it is both funny and sad.

Steve McDonagh said...

Arrrghhhh! I am an idiot well i need glasses as well... Sorry bout that
I meant to put Ecclesiastes 7:8
but managed to copy your one instead

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