Tailgater at the Gates
Feb 13, 2009
A man was being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of him.
He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. However, the tailgating woman behind him was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.
As she was still ranting, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. He ordered her out of the car and took her to the police station, where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman aproached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk, where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, adn the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk.
"Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."
COMMENT: If you insist on exhibiting bad behavior on the highway, please don't promote Christ on your car. Remember, on the highway you are a stranger, and people only know you by what they see from a distance.
Dr. Stephen Jones