Alabama Al and Better Than You Bettie Were Headed To Town

August 4, 2017
by Trader Connections

It was the Blue Lights reflecting in the interior of the car that first caught their attention. Al, realizing the officer was not after someone else but him, slowly pulled to the side of the road and rolled the window down as the officer approached.

A  police officer says “I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.”

Al:   “Goodness, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating.”

Better than you Bettie:  Not looking up from her knitting the Bettie says: ‘Now don’t be silly, dear — you know  this car doesn’t have cruise control”

The Officer standing by the car door window begins to write the “First Ticket” As the officer writes Al looks over at Bettie and growls,

“Can’t you please keep your mouth shut for once !!?”

Bettie:  Smiles demurely and reaches under the car seat and brings out the radar detector, and says,  “Well dear you should be thankful this radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher.”

The Officer looks up at Al and says, “You are aware radar detectors are illegal in this state? As the officer, flips the first ticket over ans starts to makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit.”

Al: Glowers at Bettie and says through clenched teeth, “Woman, can’t you keep your mouth shut?”

The officer frowns, lays the ticket book on the bottom of the door window and says to Al, Sir, also noticed that you’re not wearing your seat belt. I am sorry, but that is a $75.00 fine, as he flips the two written tickets over and starts to fill out the “Third Ticket”.   Al, in desperation says, ” officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket.” ‘

Bettie, still looking straight ahead says,  “Al, you know very well that you didn’t have your seat belt on. I get on to you all the time about not wearing your seat belt when you’re driving.”

As the officer was finishing the third ticket, Al, turns to his wife and barks loudly in extreme anger,  “WILL  YOU PLEASE SHUT UP??”

The officer looks at Bettie and asks, “Ma’am, Do your husband always talk to you this manner?”

Bettie, looks at the officer and says, “Heavens No!, He is such a gentleman at times, it is only when he is drinking does he get this way.”


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