“The thing is,” said Dad… He was driving along in the car.
“The thing is,” said Dad… He was teaching his three kids in the back seat how to survive in this dog-eat-dog world. Mother was happily dozing.
“The thing is,” said Dad, “if you’re stopped by a traffic cop for speeding or something, just call them ‘Sir’. They like that. They’ll give you a warning and tell you to drive on safely. It works every time. Just call them ‘Sir’ – they’re as thick as a mud in a Washington swamp.”
“What’s this? Why am I getting pulled over by a cop? Kids, here’s your chance to see how what I said works.”
“Good afternoon, SIR.”
“You were speeding. Doing 70 in a 50 area.“
“Oh but, SIR, it’s Sunday and there’s little traffic about.”
“That makes no difference. Here’s your fine.”
The cop got in his car and drove off.
“Kiddies,” said Mother, now awake, “I want you to block your ears. Daddy’s about to say something you shouldn’t hear.”