Oct 29, 2011

What your bumper stickers say about you

Sometimes, maybe most of the time, our actions speak louder than our words.  Occasionally our words confirm our behavior.  This can be good, if our behavior is good; or not so good if we are so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget that life is not all about us.

Striving to be consistent with one's highest ideals takes effort.  This facetious little reminder keeps making the email rounds.   

Yellow -- prepare to stop?

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. The driver 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, cursed in frustration at missing her chance to get through the intersection.  Not to mention her annoyance at having dropped her cell phone and her makeup. 

As she was 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. I saw the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.  So, naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."

1 comment:

Michelle Nanouche said...

Hysterical! Thought provoking! Thank you for the blog!