While traveling home from a business trip one day, a man traveling at 60 miles an hour in a 45 mile an hour zone topped a hill just in time to see a state trooper turn on his flashing red and blue lights.
As the police car pulled out behind the man's car, the man thought to himself, "I can out run this guy," and increased his speed to 70 miles an hour. With the police car still in pursuit, he accelerated to 80, then 90, then 100 miles an hour. Before long he decided it was no use, so slowed down, pulled over to the side of the road, and stopped.
The officer walked up to the side of the man's vehicle and shouted, "I've had a very bad day today and I'm in no mood to stand out here in this heat giving you a ticket. Just give me one good reason why you were driving so fast and I'll let you go."
The man thought for a minute, then said, "Well, officer, my wife left me about three weeks ago for a state trooper. When I saw your lights come on, I thought you were him and that you were trying to bring her back."
The officer let him go.