Heh! Could have been completely altruistic. A few years ago, I bought a used
truck with, unknown to me, a broken gas gauge. Well, it runs out of gas at
9:30 p.m. (in front of a Home Depot). As I stand beside it kicking the
fenders, a Constable pulls up, asks whats wrong, and the following
Constable: "I'll be glad to give you a courtesy lift to the gas station."
Me: "I'd really appreciate that. Thank you."
Constable: "You'll have to ride in the back -- my front seat's full of
Me: "That'll work. Any old port in a storm."
Constable: "Before I let you in the car, I have to ask, are you carrying any
Me: "Yes. I have a five-shot revolver in my back pocket."
Constable (taking a step backward): "You're kidding! Right?"
Me: "No, but on second thought I think I'll walk to the station. Thanks
Constable (with priceless look on his face): "Do you have a concealed
Constable: "Let me see it." (He looks it over, front and back.) "We don't
see many of these...."
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cop who failed to recognize him, President Barack Obama has invited the duo
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