Thou shalt not.....

@MsTickle (25065)
Australia
March 12, 2009 10:32pm CST
A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, ''I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem o n the trunk, so naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.'' This is from an email I received. The author is unknown....is this joke more the reality as you see it....I think it hits the nail on the head beautifully.
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33 responses
14 Mar 09
LOL Maybe she borrowed the car. Gahndi once said, "I would have become a Christian if I had never meat one." But most of the Christians, Jews and Hindus I know would not act that way. They would not allow themselves to become angry like that. LOL though great laugh,
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Oh very good response. Well done my friend.
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15 Mar 09
Thank You
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@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Are you saying all Christians are this way?
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Errr-m...why do you ask?
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@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
15 Mar 09
Because I want to know.
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
16 Mar 09
Try reading it again s l o w l y and you might be able to answer your own question.
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@weemam (13377)
13 Mar 09
That was brilliant pal . I hope it brought her to her senses , the stupid woman Wee xx
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@mummymo (23707)
13 Mar 09
xxx
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Me three! xxx
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@weemam (13377)
15 Mar 09
Thanks guys , more prayers less wars xx
@Darkwing (21588)
17 Mar 09
I agree with you, my friend. Even if the guy had jumped the lights, she would never have gotten through without breaking the law. I love the policeman's attitude in this story, too. If more policemen were to be as dilligent and cool-headed as that, we wouldn't have half the road-rage and abuse on the roads that we do now. Brightest Blessings and thank you for sharing.
@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
27 Mar 09
I'm actually surprised by the courtesy of policemen. I think they need lots of patience, a fair bit of intelligence and a wicked sense of humour...this guy had the lot.Brightest Blessings.
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@Darkwing (21588)
27 Mar 09
He sure did!
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Hi MsTickle! That surely hits the nail on the head perfectly! This may be intended as a joke but it surely would make one pause and examine his/her actions as a Christian. I have met a lot of Christians who don't do what they preach. It is sad when I see them look so pious when in church but when they get home, they start gossiping, looking for faults on others, hurting other people and oh my, they are so self righteous. I feel very sad for these kind of Christian and at the same time annoyed at them too. And I usually try to avoid them as much as I can but sometimes I am not able to do so. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Believe me Faith, they don't wait till they get home. It's hard isn't it? It's not for us to judge them; we should be asking for them to be forgiven and enlightened instead.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Hi dear friend! Yes, I agree with you..actually they really don't wait until they get home. I am in complete agreement with you that we should pray for them so they would be enlightened. To be honest with you, I truly pray for them and sometimes I pray with a heavy heart especially when I got hurt by them. Take care and blessings to you! lovelots..faith
• United States
15 Mar 09
I think this is the type of story that Christians need to hear so they'll search themselves to be sure they're living and behaving as Jesus Christ taught.
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
16 Mar 09
Yes, you're right, everyone should doa little soul searching from time to time. Blessed be.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
Hahahahaha, very funny and very clever in parallel! What a shame we never got to hear the woman's reply to all of that!
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Hi James...I was wondering just that a little while ago while commenting on another response...I'll bet she didn't apologise and take responsibility for her appalling behaviour.
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@mathss1 (1181)
• United States
14 Mar 09
Lol gr8 discussion its too funny. Why does the joke only portray women as impatient is it that men are better Or is this only a joke Lol Have a gr8 time Njoy
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
I think it could have been either gender. Males usually cop all the flak for road rage so it's ggod to see the ladies get a look in for their share.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
13 Mar 09
This story, Ms Tickle, is a fine example of people who "talk the talk" but do not "walk the walk." So many people put themselves out there as this or that when they couldn't possibly hold up under close scrutiny. I'll bet that woman never gave a second thought to the tarnishing of her manufactured image while she was caught up in such indignant behavior.
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Indeed I'm sure she felt completely justified due to her own sense of self importance. I hope she was able to come down of her saintly pedestal to hear and understand what the officer was saying.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
My great grandmother always said, the people who are always in church and donating lots of money to the collection are the ones who need to try to buy their way into heaven because they know they aren't getting there on their souls alone. She was right then, and this makes me 110% sure she is still right now.
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
I have also found this to be true. I wish these people would wake up to themselves.
• United States
13 Mar 09
I loved it. Perfect way to teach someone a lesson!
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
You're a lot smarter than I am but in many ways we think alike.
• United States
13 Mar 09
This is a wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing it. Namaste-Anora
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. Blessed be.
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@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I had read this before in an email from someone. It really does describe some people. I wish people would act like they would if Jesus was in their car with them. Why can't people have mercy for people the way He would have. Is their relationship with Jesus and God only suitable for when they are at church? If you are truly a believer you should know that God sees you wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Religion kills most faiths because they care more about tradition than true belief.
@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
Everyone wants the same as you my friend.
@lynnemg (4538)
• United States
13 Mar 09
My Mom sent me this same e-mail not too long ago. It really made me laugh because of how easily I can picture the scene. I never could understand why people get so angry on the road. If they are in a hurry, then maybe they should learn to leave a little earlier. I run late too at times, but I don't get angry at other drivers for my own mistakes! I do, however; get angry when another driver does something really ignorant, like cut me off, or tailgate me, or plain doesn't pay attention and comes close to causing an accident. The joke you shared holds so much truth about people, you have to laugh at it!
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
Oh yes...I'm a big fan of "practice what you preach" and "if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen". This woman was announcing to the world that she was a very active and possibly devout Christian but it seems the devil made her do it that day...her attitude was definitely not in the image of the Lord.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
lol thats beautiful, I know alot of people that act the same way. That deffinately "hit the nail on the head beautifully"
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
13 Mar 09
Glad you appreciate the beauty of it mate.... I knew that I would not be the only one.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
haha so very true!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Boy, it sure does! The drivers where I live in Oklahoma are funny. There are intersections with four-way stop signs here. People are fastideous about taking turns going through it. If some one drives through out of turn, they are apt to by honked at by all the rest of the drivers at that intersection. On the other hand, at an intersection with lights, when some one stops at a yellow light, they are apt to be the recipient of honking, a few fingers and cursing. You might think that yellow means to step on the gas, not slow down and prepare to stop. And electric shavers are just as apt to be dropped as the makeup.
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
...yep, the shaver, and the hamburger or other food and maybe a drink. People need to remember they share the road with others, it's not for their exclusive use. Do you have round-abouts over there in the USA?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
14 Mar 09
We have one where I live now that's just under construction. When I lived in Massachusetts there were several. I'm not sure how they will be here in Oklahoma, but in Massachusetts the biggest vehicles had the right of way...and a large vehicle with dents had preference over one without dents. If you have them...how are they there?
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
Are you serious? With ours, the rule is, whoever is already on the roundabout has right of way. Basically we give way to anyone on out immediate right(your left)but if someone enters opposite you can enter as well. The hard ones are the ones with two lanes approaching and if it's a six ways or something...trying to get on one of those in peak hour is a nightmare...but you get used to it if you end up in the same place at the same time every day.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Mar 09
oh yes and I have seen some of these kinds of drivers!
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
They are rather scary aren't they. I'd hate to be in their way if they actually lost the plot. These people should learn to settle down and control themselves.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
14 Mar 09
yup aint there a slogan arrive alive?
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
We have a long distance one: Stop - Revive - Survive. It's posted on the highways with suggestions to stop and rest every two hours.
• Australia
21 Jul 09
But you can see why the officer would be confused, as religious people are supposed to be the most tolerant people, and yet, they are the ones that loose it more often. And while this might appear to be a joke, it probably did happen and it is hitting the nail right on the head. I've known people who claim they are not law breakers, because that would upset God, and yet after stating that, have criminal records. Me, on the other hand, didn't grow up in a religious environment, and the only police record I have is helping others (car accidents, witness to assaults etc).
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
21 Jul 09
I think some Christians are only christians when it suits them.
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• Australia
22 Jul 09
Which is one of the problems I have with religion, people act how they are 'supposed to' only when it suits them.
• United States
13 Mar 09
So funny! I've seen this happen in real life (well the "Christian" ranting and raving part), so I don't know if the moral of the story should be 'practice what you preach' or "don't say it if you don't mean it.' I think we often forget that as christian, Jesus is with us always and sees what we do at our very worst and our very best, but also others do too!
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@MsTickle (25065)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Hi April...it's not the others we need to worry about....heheheh. I have a sign on my fridge...."Jesus is coming and boy, is he mad!"
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• United States
15 Mar 09
I only mean that other people aren't as forgiving as Jesus is.