Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Emile

(20,824 posts)
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 09:48 AM Feb 2023

The Old Man and the Corvette

A senior citizen drove his brand new Corvette convertible out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he floored it to 80 mph, enjoying the wind blowing through what little gray hair he had left. "Amazing," he thought as he flew down I-94, pushing the pedal even more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a state trooper behind him, 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 walked up to the Corvette, looked at his watch, and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a reason for speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."

The old gentleman paused. Then he said, "Years ago, my wife ran off with a State trooper. I thought you were bringing her back."

"Have a good day, sir," replied the trooper.

21 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
The Old Man and the Corvette (Original Post) Emile Feb 2023 OP
Now that was hilarious! Katcat Feb 2023 #1
Ok, that got a chuckle... Wounded Bear Feb 2023 #2
Snicker. niyad Feb 2023 #3
I thought this was gonna be about Biden! rsdsharp Feb 2023 #4
LOL Emile Feb 2023 #5
I like this joke so much I plan to steal it. NNadir Feb 2023 #6
LOL my wife sent it to me. I think she found it on facebook Emile Feb 2023 #7
Ha, ha, ha! PatSeg Feb 2023 #8
Funny! geardaddy Feb 2023 #9
I 94 also runs between Detroit and Chicago Meadowoak Feb 2023 #11
Oh, yeah, that's right. geardaddy Feb 2023 #13
I think it ends after Port Huron, about an hour past Detroit. Meadowoak Feb 2023 #14
One of the best jokes I've heard in awhile. MarineCombatEngineer Feb 2023 #10
like it republianmushroom Feb 2023 #12
Great joke, thanks!! appalachiablue Feb 2023 #15
Great! Years ago a cop pulled two of us over... FailureToCommunicate Feb 2023 #16
LOL, could have been worse. I did something Emile Feb 2023 #17
OK - I thought you were going somewhere else with this... erronis Feb 2023 #18
"personal speedometer" ! FailureToCommunicate Feb 2023 #19
ROFL Joinfortmill Feb 2023 #20
Good one! calimary Feb 2023 #21

geardaddy

(24,908 posts)
9. Funny!
Tue Feb 14, 2023, 11:21 AM
Feb 2023

So, was that 1-94 in North Dakota? That is the flattest, straightest stretch of highway in the US, I believe.

FailureToCommunicate

(13,905 posts)
16. Great! Years ago a cop pulled two of us over...
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 06:55 AM
Feb 2023

for speeding. It was a lonely, straight stretch of highway in Montana at dusk. There had been deer on the road and I had this notion that if I stayed sorta close to the car in front of me, there’d be less chance of a deer darting out in front of us. Unfortunately, that car kept going faster and fast till it alerted a waiting patrol car. Needless to say, the cop was NOT impressed with my “excuse” and gave me a speeding ticket. 🙁

Emile

(20,824 posts)
17. LOL, could have been worse. I did something
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 07:12 AM
Feb 2023

very similar and got a ticket for following to close. Ended up being a reckless driving citation and 6 points on my CDL.

erronis

(14,644 posts)
18. OK - I thought you were going somewhere else with this...
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 08:46 AM
Feb 2023

I generally go as fast as I can without being the fastest on a stretch of highway.

So I see a car up ahead, doing 15-20 over and I decide to match its pace. The car speeds a bit more and so do I. The car pulls over to the shoulder and I realize that I'm trailing an unmarked cruiser.

That was then. Now with my personal speedometer pushing above 75 I drop back to a comfortable rate and leave lots of room.

Latest Discussions»Culture Forums»Humor»The Old Man and the Corve...