05 February, 2012

Interstate Driving

A State Trooper saw a vehicle on the interstate doing 24 miles an hour and pulled the car over to make sure everything was all right. When he approached the driver, he discovered that a nun was driving.

"Excuse me, Sister, but are you all right," he asked. She replied, "Oh, yes, Officer. We're just fine. Was I doing something wrong?"

The Officer said, "Well, Sister, you were traveling way under the speed limit, and I was concerned that you might be having car trouble or something."

"But, Officer", the nun interrupted, "I saw a sign there about a mile back that said 24, and I know I wasn't going any faster than that."

Chuckling, the Trooper said, "Sister, that was a state highway route marker. This is State Route 24, not the speed limit. The speed limit signs have a MPH at the bottom."

"Oh, now don't I feel foolish!," replied the nun, turning red.

"That's okay, but please try to be more careful. I would hate to see you get hurt," finished the Officer. Then as he turned to say good-bye to the nuns in the back seat, he noticed for the first time that they were trembling violently and quite pale.

"Sister, what is wrong with your friends? Can I escort you to a hospital?" "Oh, no, they're all right." replied the Sister. "We just turned off of Route 135."
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