Looking suspicious in the eyes of the men in blue does not necessarily mean that their suspicions are correct.
Every once in a while, there is a very legitimate reason for suspicious behavior that would arouse suspicions in the eyes of someone who is trained to detect ones who act suspiciously.
Today, I was driving to the grocery store to pick up a batch of kale….
People do use kale you know. It’s not just for garnish. My wife tells me it’s a superfood…..which is why each piece looks like a cape flowing in the wind.
As I was pulling closer to the stoplight, I noticed an unmarked sheriffs vehicle pull behind me from a side street.
(I have a keen eye for the unmarked variety)
I needed to make a right turn at the light, but my right blinker is out.
In an effort to avoid a ticket, I quickly devised a plan and began to carry it out.
As I made turn #3. complete with full stop and left blinker turned on, the flashing lights came on.
I pulled over and got my required information ready.
The officer came up to the drivers window and asked,
“Mind if I ask you what you are doing in this neighborhood?”
“Not at all, officer. I’m just passing through.”
“There have been a lot of break ins in this area and you were driving suspiciously.”
“Was it my driving that was suspicious or my spray painted vehicle that is suspicious?”
“Both. You have a better reason than just passing through?”
“I do….but my reasoning was helping me to avoid a ticket….if I tell you…..I might get a ticket.”
“Try me….and please hand me your license and insurance.”
“Ok….my right turn signal is on the blink. So I figured as long I can make 4 left turns I will end up going right. Thereby nullifying using my right non working turn signal.”
“My truck refuses to ambiturn when one of the blinkers is out.” I replied with an awkward smile.
He hands back my information with a what the hell is this world coming to look and says,
“Get your blinker fixed. If I catch you making multiple left turns again I will impound your spray painted vehicle.”
Who would of thunk it….that one day my knowledge of “Zoolander” would come in handy.