This one heralds back to ’08, but I thought it was amusing enough to share. I don’t remember the specific date of the stop, but it was definitely in the days preceding Christmas. Please to enjoy…
I stopped a car for speeding on one of the Town’s major thoroughfares. I ran the usual spiel and returned to the vehicle with citation in hand. The driver was a nice lady and decided to give the “but it’s Christmas” excuse. Sometimes, you’ve gotta feel out the driver before you decide to run with a particular response. Some folks are hell bent on complaining regardless of what you say or do. Some can appreciate a good sense of humour. This lady was the latter.
MC: Okay, ma’am. Can you sign the highlighted yellow portion at the bottom, please.
WIS (Well-Intentioned Speeder): Oh, but it’s Christmas!
MC: Ma’am, Christmas isn’t for a few days. And, honestly, if I saw Santa Claus going as fast as you were in his sleigh, I’d have stopped him and given him a ticket as well.
WIS (laughing as she signed): Can’t really argue with that, now can I.
MC: Merry Christmas, ma’am.
WIS (still laughing): You, too, officer.