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Thanks Charlotte, that is very good and the joke was really a cute one.....Beav

Charlotte Kays wrote:

> Subject: Fw: Life is precious--Handle withe Care
> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 06:37:31 -0500
> From: "jim copple" <copple@fastrans.net>
> Organization: Fastrans Net
> To: "Charlotte Kays" <CPKays@webtv.net>, "Lisa Emery" <lemery5000@hotmail.com>, "Richter" <kids54us@ezl.com>, "Angie
>      Copple" <c-angie@juno.com>, <pate@ssainc.net>
>
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> Subject: Fwd: Life is precious--Handle withe Care
>
> > In a message dated 10/23/2000 6:29:19 AM Central Daylight Time,
> > JimandSharonBall@email.msn.com writes:
> >
> > << Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing  down: 73 in a
> >  55
> >  >zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get  caught so
> often?
> >  >
> >  >  When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled  over, but
> only
> >
> >  >partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic  hazard.  Maybe
> >  >some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror.  The cop was
> >  stepping
> >  >out of his car, the big pad in hand.
> >  >
> >  >  Bob? Bob from Church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This
> was
> >  >worse than the coming ticket. A Christian cop catching  a guy from his
> own
> >
> >  >church. A guy who happened to be a little eager to  get home after a
> long
> >  >day at the office. A guy he was about to play golf  with tomorrow.
> >  >
> >  >  Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every  Sunday, a
> man
> >  >he'd never seen in uniform.
> >  >
> >  >  "Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this."
> >  >
> >  >  "Hello, Jack." No smile.
> >  >
> >  >   "Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife  and kids."
> >  >
> >  >  "Yeah, I guess."
> >  >
> >  >  Bob seemed uncertain. Good.
> >  >
> >  >  "I've seen some long days at the office lately. I'm afraid  I bent the
> >  >rules a bit-just this once." Jack toed at a pebble on the  pavement.
> >  >"Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight.  Know  what
> I
> >
> >  >mean?"
> >  >
> >  >  "I know what you mean. I also know that you have a reputation in  our
> >  >precinct."
> >  >
> >  >  Ouch. This was not going in the right direction. Time to  change
> >  tactics.
> >  >
> >  >  "What'd you clock me at?"  "Seventy. Would you sit back in your car
> >  >please?"
> >  >
> >  >  "Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as I saw  you.  I was
> >  >barely nudging 65." The lie seemed to come easier with every  ticket.
> >  >
> >  >  "Please, Jack, in the car."
> >  >
> >  >  Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door.  Slamming
> >  it
> >  >shut, he stared at the dash board. He was in no rush to  open the
> window.
> >  >
> >  >  The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad. Why  hadn't he
> >  >asked for a driver's license? Whatever the reason, it would be
> >  a
> >  >  month of Sundays before Jack ever sat near this cop again.
> >  >
> >  >  A tap on the door jerked his head to the left. There was  Bob, a
> folded
> >  >paper in hand.
> >  >
> >  >  Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough  room for
> Bob
> >
> >  >to pass him the slip.
> >  >
> >  >  "Thanks." Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice.  Bob
> >  >returned to his police car without a word.  Jack watched  his retreat in
> >  >the mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper.  How much
> >  was
> >  >  this one going to cost?  Wait a minute.  What was this? Some  kind of
> >  joke?
> >  >  Certainly not a ticket.
> >  >
> >  >  Jack began to read:  "Dear Jack, Once upon a time I had a daughter.
> She
> >  >was six  when killed by a car.  You guessed it - a speeding driver.  A
> >  fine
> >  >and  three months in jail, and the man was free. Free to hug his
> >  daughters.
> >  >  All three of them.  I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait
> until
> >
> >  >Heaven  before I can ever hug her again.
> >  >
> >  >  A thousand times I've tried to forgive that man. A thousand  times I
> >  >thought I had. Maybe I did, but I need to do it again.   Even  now.
> Pray
> >  >for me.
> >  >
> >  >  And be careful. My son is all I have left."
> >  >
> >  >  "Bob"
> >  >
> >  >  Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car pull away and  head down
> the
> >
> >  >road.
> >  >
> >  >  Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later,  he too,
> >  >pulled away and drove slowly home, praying for forgiveness and  hugging
> a
> >  >surprised wife and kids when he arrived.
> >  >
> >  >  Life is precious.   Handle with care. This is an important message,
> >  >please pass it along to your friends.  Drive safely and carefully.
> >
> >   >>
> >
> >
>
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