Best excuse ever!
We've all tried to get out of a ticket. Oh, pish posh, you know you have. "I had to pee so bad, Officer..." is one I've used. They've heard that one a million times. Even if you're doing the pee pee dance in the drivers seat, you're gonna get a ticket. "My kid is going to throw up" is another I've used. They don't care either, even if your car reeks of vomit. You're gonna get a ticket.
Thinking up an excuse at the last minute is tough. But this one? Genius.
So the kids were driving fast at about 9:50 last night on Rt. 9, a commercial 4 lane 'highway' of sorts. Speed limit is 50 in some spots, 40 in others. They were in a 40 MPH zone. I don't know how fast they were going, but when the cop pulled them over and asked why they were speeding, they used the most classic teen excuse ever:
"We were trying to get to McDonalds before the dollar menu ends."
You gotta laugh. You just gotta. It's so perfectly teenage. The logic screams 16.
When the cop snorted, one of the kids, not the driver, spoke up and said, "We're hungry. How am I gonna get my meal?"
The cop remarked that they had already missed the 10 pm closing of the dollar menu but McDonalds was still open.
The kids were incredulous. Who would go to McDonalds if they had to spend more than a dollar?
Good point! Who would?
The story was all over town in a matter of minutes. This is one of those classic dumb teen stories that will live on in the history of the town. It's a "remember when..." moment. I just love it. Stumble It! JBlog Me