A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding.
“But, Officer,” the man protested, “I can explain.”
“Be quiet,” ordered the officer.
“You can sit in jail until the chief gets back.”
“But, sir, I just wanted to say—”
“I told you to stay quiet! You’re going to jail!”
A couple of hours later the officer checked in on the man and said, “You’re lucky that the chief is at his daughter’s wedding.
He’ll be in a great mood when he gets back.”
“I doubt that,” answered the prisoner. “I’m the groom.”