Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Senior Citizen and the State Trooper
A senior citizen from the Villages drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership
in Ocala. Taking off down the road, he pushed 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 even more.
Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a Florida State Trooper, lights flashing and siren
blaring. He floored it to 100 mph, then 110, then 120. Suddenly he thought, "What am I doing? I'm
too old for this!" and pulled over to await the trooper's arrival.
Pulling in behind him, the trooper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the Corvette. He looked
at his watch, then said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a
new reason for speeding--a reason I've never before heard -- I'll let you go."
The old gentleman paused then said: "Three years ago, my wife ran off with a Florida State Trooper.
I thought you were bringing her back.
"Have a good day, Sir," replied the trooper.