A police officer had a perfect hiding place for
watching for speeders along a well-traveled stretch of
highway. The location, at a bend in the road, allowed
him to hide his car out of sight of oncoming traffic
while setting up his radar to nab any speeders who
passed by. He had used this location successfully a
number of times, especially on holidays, and decided
to use it again one Labor Day weekend.
The officer arrived at his hiding place and set
himself up, settling down to wait for the first
speeders to appear. After a half hour or so the
officer hadn’t seen anybody speeding.
In fact most of the cars that passed him were
traveling exactly at the speed limit, and some of the
passengers in the passing cars were even smiling and
waving at him. He couldn’t believe this was happening
since his hiding place was so well concealed.
Finally, after realizing that virtually all the
passing cars knew he was there, the officer decided
that something was wrong and went investigate.
He got out of his car and walked up the road a short
distance. About 100 yards before his hiding place the
officer found the problem: A 10 year old boy was
standing on the side of the road with a huge hand
painted sign which said: RADAR TRAP AHEAD.
A little more investigative work led the officer to
the boys accomplice, another boy about 100 yards
beyond the radar trap with a sign reading TIPS and a
bucket at his feet full of change.
The Finest Steel must go through the Hottest Fire!