My boss called me at work about an hour ago. Here's the conversation:
Boss: "Good morning, RockyCat. How are you?"
Me: "I'm just fine; how are you?"
Boss: "Welllll, I was on my way to Home Depot this morning, and the cell phone rang, so I picked it up and was talking, and there was a cop right behind me, so I got pulled over."
At this point I just started laughing, because this guy gets more tickets than a dime-a-dance girl, and my boss was laughing, too. Then he continued:
"Sooo, I'm here in (insert name of town), and I might need you to come and help me out."
And I'm thinking, help him out how? I mean, it's just a traffic ticket, right? So I said:
"But you'll just get an appearance ticket and be on your way, right?"
Boss: "Weellll, I was driving on a suspended license".
So now the boss is at the police station, while they determine if they will let him go or throw him in jail! If they do throw him in jail, I suppose I will have to call the bank and have some transfers made so that I CAN POST BAIL! FOR MY BOSS!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
The other guys in the office think it's pretty funny, too. (Why yes, of COURSE I told everyone! All two of them!) And I am having an extremely hard time not cracking up on the phone when clients call. Just imagine, I could say, "Sorry, he can't come to the phone right now. BECAUSE HE'S IN JAIL!" So I take the calls, speak politely, and then laugh hysterically as soon as I hang up.
Please understand, my boss, while generally a nice-enough guy, is one of those people who think the rules do not apply to them. Who think they are somehow more privileged than everyone else, and therefore can do as they damn well please, because they are "better" than other people. (Think Leona Helmsley, and her comment that "Only the little people pay taxes".)
So the idea of him sitting in jail is just kinda cracking me up right now. And the rest of the office is getting a great big kick out of it, too.
I wonder if I can get ahold of his mug shot? If so, I'll post it here!
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Ooooops - he just walked in the door. I guess they let him go free. See what I mean about "privilege"? Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.