A LAWYER runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a cop. Being a big-shot lawyer, he thinks he’s smarter than a lowly policeman and reckons he can talk himself out of getting a ticket. The police officer asks for the lawyer’s licence. “What for?” the lawyer demands. “You didn’t come to a complete stop at the stop sign,” the officer replies.
The lawyer says: “I slowed down and no one was coming.”
“You still didn’t come to a complete stop. Licence please,” the cop says impatiently.
The lawyer says: “If you can show me the legal difference between ‘slow down’ and ‘stop’, I’ll give you my licence and you can give me the ticket. If not, you let me go and don’t give me the ticket.”
“That sounds fair,” the policeman replies. “Please exit your vehicle.”
The lawyer steps out and the cop takes out his nightstick and starts beating the hell out of the lawyer with it. “So,” the cop yells, “do you want me to stop or just slow down?”