Did I ever tell you about the time I got a speeding ticket, then signed up for the "diversion program" driving class to take care of the ticket, and then got into an accident on the way to the driving class?
Yeah, I did that. Really.
(Can you spell "E-M-B-A-R-R-A-S-S-I-N-G"??)
The police officer who showed up to take the accident report asked where I was going at the time of the accident. He rolled his eyes and laughed at my (truthful) answer. Ouch. Not going so well, here...
But in the end he did agree the accident wasn't really my fault, and so he did not give me another ticket. (I'm persuasive when I need to be. It's part of what makes me a good lawyer).
When I arrived at the class, one of the other students asked, loudly enough for everyone else to hear, "Wait! Didn't I see you outside? Weren't you the one who was in that accident I passed on the way in here?!?")
(Can you spell "A-S-S-H-O-L-E"??)
So I replied, "Yeah, well, I'm here to learn to drive better, but I bet you'll always be an ass."
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(OK, no, I didn't really say that. I just wish I had. But the rest is true ... )