THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

This is kind of a strange story.

I was traveling from the Grand Canyon to Phoenix, Arizona and doing about 130 miles per hour.  My date on a long trip from Florida to California to Utah then Las Vegas and finally on my way to Phoenix.

Anyway, all of a sudden I heard a police siren behind me and coming on to me very fast.  Of course, I pulled off the road and awaited my fate,,,not expecting any thing good since I was going 130 miles per hour and the posted speed limit was 65 miles per hour.

The officer pulled up and walked to my car and said, “Good Morning, you sure were doing quite a fast rate weren’t you?  Do you know how fast you were going?”

“Yes,” I said. “I was going about 130 miles per hour, I believe.”

“Yes,” he said, “That is about right.

I was literally quivering in my heart of hearts, knowing that I was going to get a huge fine….But that was not to be…

Then it started…

“Do you know what I am going to do about your speeding?” he said.

“No,” I said.  Literally quivering throughout my body.

“Well, he said.  “This may surprise you, but I am going to do nothing for your speeding.  Do you know why, you lucky guy you?”

“No I don’t” I said. Wondering what was going on.

“The true reason that I stopped you is that we get a lot of Elk killed this way by speeding motorists.  So I stopped you so that you would not be one of those unlucky drivers that kill an Elk.”

“Wow,” I said.  “I thought I was going to get a hell of a ticket!”

“Well, what is your name?” he said.

“It is Harry Richard Phelan,” I said.

“Well go on your way, Harry Richard Phelan.  And have a nice day.”

“And that was THE DAY I WAS  SHOWN KINDNESS, ….and I am glad of it, Folks.

THE END

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