Solly Sittor, email

A LAWYER runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a police officer. The officer asks for his licence.

The lawyer asks: “What for?”

“You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop sign,” the officer replies.

“I slowed down, and no one was coming,” the lawyer protests.

“You still didn’t come to a complete stop. Licence please,” says the officer impatiently.

By now the lawyer is angry. “If you can show me the legal difference between slow down and stop, I’ll give you my licence and you can give me the ticket. If not, I don’t get a ticket and you let me go.”

The officer says: “That sounds fair. Please exit your vehicle.” The lawyer steps out and the officer immediately takes out his nightstick and starts beating the lawyer with it, yelling: “Do you want me to stop or just slow down?”