Friday, July 31, 2015
Early morning road trip
We watch everything on the road as we're driving and talk about all we see going on; construction trucks throwing rocks, tire snakes, and the occasional Mario Andretti. This morning it went something like this.
Me: Andrea, put on your cop glasses. I think I need to pull this guy over.
Andrea: I don't have any cop glasses. What's wrong this time?
Me: Then make those finger circles around your eyes because look at that pipe on the back of that trailer...it's hopping around. I don't think it's tied down. He's going to harpoon someone and I feel like an endangered species following this guy.
Andrea: Police officers are declining in the public opinion polls. I'm not sure my impersonation will help them any.
The pipe jumps back 20 inches.
Me: I'm turning on the lights. Make a siren noise so we can get this guy to pull over.
Andrea: Okay fine. You drive. I'll tell him.
Me: "HEY! YOU'RE LOSING A PIPE OFF THE BACK! A PIPE! OFF THE..,"
Andrea: I don't think he can read lips at 75mph. Wave him over.
I wave him over. We pull off the interstate.
Me: I'm going to go talk to him.
Andrea: No. You stay here. I'll talk to him.
Me: Are you sure? I can go with you.
Andrea: No. Stay here.
Me: Okay fine. Radio for back up if you need me.
She hops out and tells him. He thanks her and she hops back in.
Me: What did he say?
Andrea: He said I made a pretty good siren noise now turn off your lights and let's go.
Five minutes later...
Me: That was pretty easy to pull him over. He's lucky we weren't pirates.