At nearly midnight, he sees a couple in a car, in a backroad that is popularly called “Lovers’ Lane”, with the interior light of the car brightly glowing.
The trooper drives up slowly, stops his police car, gets out, then carefully approaches the car to get a closer look.
He is really surprised to see a young man behind the wheel, reading a magazine.
Then he notices a young woman sitting in the back seat of the car, filing her fingernails.
Puzzled by this surprising situation, the trooper walks to the car and gently raps on the driver’s window.
The young man lowers his window and says: “Uh, yes, Officer?”
The trooper asks: “What are you doing?”
The young man says: “Well, Officer, I’m reading a magazine.”
Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat the trooper says: “And, her, what is she doing?”
The young man shrugs: “Sir, I believe she’s filing her fingernails.”
Now, the trooper is totally confused.
Here is a young couple, alone, in a car, at night in a lover’s lane and nothing obscene is happening!
The trooper asks: “What’s your age, young man?”
The young man says: “I’m 22, sir.”
The trooper then asks: “And the girl in the back seat, what’s her age?”
The young man looks at his watch and replies: “She’ll be 18 in 11 minutes, sir.”
Image used under a Collective Commons License from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lovers_Lane_Ludham_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1122032.jpg