Tired of repeating myself, I decided to make a sign sporting the pool hours to display for all to see. I found a good sized piece of plywood and was happily smearing neon green paint on it when I looked out the window.
To my surprise I saw a fast moving vehicle coming in the entrance drive and completely ignoring my stop signs. Okay, I wasn't surprised that someone would blow through my stop signs and not obey my speed limit. I was, however surprised that it was a state trooper committing this atrocity.
Seeing an excellent opportunity to stand upon my worn soap box and give a speech about driving safely, I exited the store, paint brush still in hand, and approached the car. The nice looking trooper, with very white teeth, put his window down ( remember when we used to say roll your window down because one literally had to do that?). He smiled at me and I said to him, "Tell me that you did not intentionally run my stop signs." He had the decency to look chagrined and said that he was talking to his passenger and WAS NOT PAYING ATTENTION. "Please tell me you did not just say that." I said. "Do you know why there is a stop sign right there?" I asked. Even though he said he did know I went on with my speech about children and bicycles and safety.
He tried to avoid eye contact and was shrinking away from me when I tapped on his door and told him he was in for the full speech and need not try to escape. I will not lie ..... I enjoyed every second. He blushed deeply and I let him go after telling him he had to share this experience with all of his fellow troopers.
His window still down as he was slowly driving away, he asked me to tell HeWho tows "hi".