Stop Means Stop (Long)
While on a business trip in Dublin from London, a young lawyer ran a stop sign and got pulled over. Having heard before that the Irish Police are not the cleverest bunch this lawyer thought to himself “This will be easy”.
“Good evening officer, how can i help you today?” The Lawyer says politely. The officer was abrupt with his reply. “Sir, are you aware that you did not bring your vehicle to a complete stop at the stop sign back there.” The lawyer responds ” Yes officer, well you see the thing is I am a little late for a meeting you see. So rather than stop, I slowed my car right down, as I approached the junction I saw no traffic coming from any direction so i rolled through with caution as I seen no reason to stop.” The officer was unimpressed with this answer and explained to the lawyer that this sign does not say slow down , it says to stop. The Lawyer tried to explain his reasoning again but the officer did not want to hear it. “Why don’t you get out of the car and i can give you a quick demonstration of the difference between slowing down and stopping.”
The lawyer complies and steps out of the car at which point the officer takes his baton and starts beating the lawyer viciously. “Agh! Stop!! Stop!!!” Screams the lawyer, is serious pain…. So the officer begins to beat him slowly.