Driving with grandma was always the scariest thing as a child. She was old. I mean, she was really old, and probably much too old to be driving, but those were different times back then. We grew up in a small town and everyone knew everything about the people who lived there. Grandma knew the eye doctor and taught the woman who worked at the DMV, so she never bothered with her licence. We never wore seat belts as kids, but the only times I remember specifically making sure the buckle ‘clicked’ was when grandma was taking us to church on Wednesday nights. This story brought back so many memories…
Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 mph. He thinks to himself, “this driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies — two in the front seat and three in the back — wide-eyed and white as ghosts.
The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?”
“Ma’am,” the officer replies, “you weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers.”
‘”Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly … 22 miles an hour!” the old woman says a bit proudly.
The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle, explains to her that 22 was the route number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
“But before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask… Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time,” the officer asks.
“Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute, Officer. We just got off Route 119.”
Yikes! It’s a wonder that not a single woman in that car tried to explain to their driving friend that the speed limit was not, in fact, 119 miles per hour! Or maybe they did, and she just couldn’t hear them over the ROAR of the engine! Either way, they’re safe now, and this is a hilarious story to pass on! Too funny.
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