The following funny story was told to me by a friend who heard it on the radio: On a sunny afternoon as a cop is crusing his beat, he sees a teeanage kid in a red car roll through a STOP sign. The policeman quickly engages the siren and pulls the car over. He steps up to the drivers side and asks the kid to get out of the car. The following conversation takes place: Cop: "Do you realize that you rolled through that STOP sign?" Kid: "I didn't roll, I stopped" (The cop gets a little agitated.) Cop: "You did not stop! You rolled." Kid: "Ok, so I did not stop, but I did slow down." (The cop is a little more agitated now.....) Cop: "That is right, you did not stop at the STOP sign and you ARE supposed to stop." Kid: "But this is California, you don't have to stop, just slow down" (Now the cop is very angry and begins to hit the kid.) Kid: "Stop, Stop! Please don't hit me anymore." Cop: "Listen Kid, Do you me want to stop or just slow down?"
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