I laughed out loud when I read this joke in a Tongue in Cheek newspaper, and then made a note to write a blog post about it. First the joke…
My husband was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera.
He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit even though he knew that he was not speeding.
Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area once more, but the traffic camera again flashed.
He tried a fourth and fifth time with the same results and is now laughing as the camera flashed while he rolled past at a snail’s pace.
Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.
You just can’t fix stupid.
Or I might add, the danger of not examining our assumptions. Perspective is everything. It makes a camera flash an object to ridicule or be ridiculed by. It makes you smug in your rightness or embarrassed by your wrongness.