June 10, 2004

Smartest/Dumbest Man Alive

Yesterday on my way home, I got stuck in traffic. No big deal. But then I noticed a bunch of police cars in the middle of the road, and officers walking around the street. Immediately, I thought: Inspection check. Uh-oh. See, I'm a little past inspection. Since I'm in the process of getting a new car, I didn't think it was worth it to get the car inspected again. Suddenly, I was regretting that decision. Thinking quick, I pulled into a small driveway -- the last possible escape before the trap. But now I was stuck. The driveway was too narrow to turn around, and I couldn't back out to go the other way, since it would involve going in reverse across three lanes of traffic, and that would surely get the cops' attention.

So I put the car in park, got out, and walked to the grocery store on the corner. I did some shopping, came out about a half-hour later, and the cops were gone. I got in my car, and headed home, ticket-free. Brilliant!


Two days ago, I stopped off after work to pick up my dry cleaning. The dry cleaner's store is next door to a computer shop I've been meaning to check out to for a while. So on my way out, I popped next door to take a look. For some reason, they had a lot of cellphone stuff. Confused, I asked, "Do you guys sell memory cards?" I got a blank stare from the clerk. So I got a little more precise. "You know, for cameras and computers?"

"Ummm... no... this is a cellphone store. You probably want the computer store two doors down."

Brilliant.

(As it turns out, it wasn't an inspection check. However, with that many cops in the road, I think there was a good chance I might have been spotted anyway. I stand by my decision.)

Posted by Kevin at June 10, 2004 03:11 PM
Comments

The important question remaians: What did you buy at the store? Did you pay with cash? If so, did you have exact change? These are the kind of details that your public craves.

Don't do me like that again, K-Dawg.

Posted by: Katie at June 12, 2004 02:45 PM

REMAINS

I'll save you the trouble

Posted by: Katie at June 12, 2004 02:47 PM

your quick thinking has inspired us all to not only never look a cop in the eye(it incites their wrath), but to never shop for goods in the ddesignated retail shops. we owe you alot, and the checks in the mail. word.

Posted by: tobs at November 23, 2004 10:39 PM
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