To the Editor:
I find Clifford Evenson’s pronouncement that he’s a devout Christian (“America’s success,” June 1) incongruous with his inaccurate, fragmented tirade.
His letter reminded me of this well-circulated joke:
Driving along a busy street, a man became aware of an impatient woman who was tailgating him. She was so close that when he braked to allow some children to use a pedestrian crossing, she almost crashed into him.
Furious at being delayed, she sounded her horn and waved her fists in a disgraceful exhibition of road rage. Before she could drive off, she felt a tap on her window. It was a police officer who ordered her to step out of the car. He then asked her to come down to the station, where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed and put in a cell.
Several hours later, after vehicle checks had been carried out, she was told that she could collect her valuables and that she was being released without charge. The woman was extremely indignant at her arrest and demanded an apology.
The officer responsible explained the reason for the mistake. “You see, madam, I pulled up behind your car while you were sounding your horn and loudly cursing the driver in front of you. Then, I noticed the ‘Follow Jesus, Not Me’ sticker on the rear window, the ‘God Is Love’ sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the boot. Naturally, I assumed that you had stolen the car.”
Have I said enough?