Jumping to conclusions is something that humans to the best, and when we’re really off of our game, we can easily miss blatantly obvious things that are right in front of our faces. It has been a long day, we’re tired, hungry, and the weekend is still 4 days away. Maybe we paid a bill one day late or got everything on the shopping list EXCEPT the one thing we went to the store to buy in the first place. “WHERE are my glasses?!” Hint: probably on your head. For most of us, we can just laugh these slip-ups off and tell the stories at dinner. For others, it’s a little harder to live down…
An Englishman was visiting France with his wife for their daughter’s wedding. A French policeman stops the car for unusual behavior on the road, and finds the Englishman to have a hard time making eye contact.
With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and quite a few glasses of single malt afterwards.
Upset, the policeman proceeds to give the man a breathalyzer test and tells the Englishman that under French law, he is going to be arrested for drinking while driving.
The Englishman laughs and says to the policeman, “No sir, I will not!”
The policeman sighs and tells the man to exit the vehicle.
The man asks the policeman, “do you want my wife to get out too? She’s driving this BRITISH car and the steering wheel is on the OTHER side!”
This story sounds too perfect to be true, but if I wasn’t familiar with British cars, I can totally see myself making this mistake once or twice! I bet he was just about to get off of a long shift, and maybe his mind was more on what was for dinner than a routine traffic stop. But you know what? I didn’t realize the mistake either until the old man pointed it out! Oops!