How to Speed and Get Away With It — (once)

This is a true story, but not one I’d recommend you try if you find yourself stopped for speeding. In the 1970’s we lived in Essex, a small town just outside of Windsor Ontario where I managed the local K Mart Auto Centre. I hired an elderly gentleman who had recently arrived from Taiwan. Philip (his English name) was an amazing salesman and we quickly became good friends. I will tell you more about Philip in a later blog but for now this is about speeding. Philip had one small fault, he was late for everything, hence the reason to speed. One morning late for work as usual Philip was racing down the 401 Hwy. As he entered the exit ramp just before the Ambassador bridge a police car appeared with lights and siren on. Philip continued to speed off the long single lane ramp and finally onto the main street before stopping. The police officer came up to his window and ask, why did you not stop when you saw my lights and heard the siren?? So Sorry Sir, so sorry, I think you are in rush so I speed up on exit ramp to get out of your way quicker!! I wasn’t there so can only imagine the look on the officers face, he let Philip go with just a warning.
That might have been the end of this story, except two weeks later, Philip late once again was speeding down the same ramp when another police car hauled him over. Guess what?? it was the same cop, poor Philip was given a hefty fined. There is probably a moral to this story, just not sure what it is??? Maybe- “don’t push your luck.
God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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1 Response to How to Speed and Get Away With It — (once)

  1. baconburner says:

    Poor Philip I am sure we used to call that “Sod’s Law”

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