Saturday, March 28, 2009

We're such model Christians

A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping 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, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, ''I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. 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 trunk,
so naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.''


♥ Kathy said...

ha! I didn't expect that at all!!

sherri said...

I've been behind this woman- really!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I'm afraid there was a time when I was this woman. Well, except for the bumper stickers. Ron Burgundy never wanted bumper stickers on our cars. And I guess I never went to jail, either. Heck, I've never even been in Time Out!

Nick the Geek said...

I don't put Christian stuff on my vehicles if I drive like an idiot. Actually I drive much better now so I cold have Christian stuff on my car but I just don't.

Actually I had to setup a driving policy for my Youth workers. I don't care so much how they drive normally but if they are transporting Youth they have some rules to follow. I was trying to keep up once and driving 80 and losing ground in driving rain and a furious wind. Yep I put an end to that.

Earlier this month we went skiing with other groups and one of the other gorups got pulled over for driving over 85 (which would have been a reckless ticket) in the church van. The officer was nice and reduced the speed to 82. I think it is pretty sad. First you are a terrible example to the Youth telling them the rules don't matter. Then you are risking the lives of the Youth. Then you are a terrible Christian witness driving along at reckless speeds wasting tons of fuel in the church van. Finally you are at the mercy of a police officer in the church van in front of the Youth and for what, a few minutes off your trip time?

I hope this person learned a lesson.

Helen said...

Nick, all of those are good points. I think the best point you made is that they are risking the lives of their passengers if they drive recklessly. Parents should be able to trust the Church with their child.

katdish said...

The trust test of character and grace under pressure is the way you treat other drivers while running late and sitting in Houston traffic. It. is. horrible.