A Pennsylvania State Trooper pulled a car over on I-81 about 2 miles north
of the Pa/Md State line. When the Trooper asked the driver why he was
speeding, the driver answered that he was a magician and a juggler and
he was on his way to Harrisburg to do a show that night at the Zembo Shrine
Circus and didn't want to be late.
The Trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling, and if the driver
would do a little juggling for him that he wouldn't give him a ticket.
The driver told the Trooper that he had sent all of his equipment on
aheadand didn't have anything to juggle. The Trooper told him that he had some
flares in the trunk of his patrol car and asked if he could juggle them.
The juggler stated that he could andasked the Trooper to light them.
The Trooper got three flares, lit them and handed them to the juggler.
While the man was doing his juggling act, a car pulled in behind the
patrol car, a drunk got out and watched the performance briefly, he then went
over to the patrol car, opened the rear door and got in. The Trooper observed
him doing this and went over to the patrol car, opened the door and asked
the drunk what he thought he was doing.
The drunk replied, "You might as well take my ass to jail, cause there's
no way in hell I can pass that test!