Sitting on the side of the road waiting to catch speeding drivers, a state trooper sees a car puttering along at 22 mph.
He thinks to himself, “This driver is 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 elderly 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 going the exact speed limit. What seems to be the problem?”
The trooper 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 you go, Ma’am, I have to ask, is everyone in this car OK?
These women seem awfully shaken.”
“Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute, officer, we just got off Route 127.”
From Olemand 2014