Slippery When Wet

Avatar Author: ♦ Jenunique ♦ Is a student once again and lurking in the shadows, reading your ficlets in secret. ;^) Hopefully will be bitten by the writing bug again one day. OH! I see it has been at least 11 months since I last contributed-- sadly,... Read Bio

“License and registration please.”

“Yes, sir. May I ask why you pulled me over?”

“Have you been drinking… Mr. Hamilton?”

“Certainly not! Why did you pull me over?”

“You haven’t been drinking? Do you have a cell phone, Mr. Hamilton?”

“Why, yes I do. But I don’t see where that answers my question.”

“Were you texting on that cell phone?”

“No. Officer, why did you pull me over?”

“Step out of the car Mr. Hamilton.”

“I will not. Explain why you stopped me.”

“Mr. Hamilton, I stopped you because you were swerving all over the road.”

“I was only following directions.”

“Excuse me?”

“The sign. About a mile and a half back.”

“What sign?”

“The yellow one with a car and swerving lines behind it. It means to drive swervingly.”

“No. It actually means slippery when wet.

“Oh. But, the road isn’t wet.”

“Exactly, Mr. Hamilton.”

“Then why place a sign here?”

“It’s to inform drivers to proceed with caution in rainy weather.”

“I see. So, you are saying that it is going to rain?”

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    oh this is good its like the village drunkard and barney fife playing whose on first

  2. Avatar DoItForScience

    Heh, reminds me of dealing with really stupid customers when working as a supervisor in a retail store.

  3. Avatar Aurelia

    This could be in the alien challenge too!

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    ha! great dialogue and MJY is right.

  5. Avatar Coccinella

    Great restraint for not going super-mature on this ;-)

  6. Avatar The Note Writer

    Is swervingly even a word?

  7. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Cute, but I don’t think he’s getting out of the ticket. And a nice job using a sign without words to have a multiple meaning.

  8. Avatar ♦ Jenunique ♦

    Swervingly= not a word…. but you will find that I tend to make up words. (I think it comes from living and working amongst teenagers.)

  9. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    and yes swervingly is a word note
    because the english language is a living evolving creature
    if poets can poe plumbers plumb
    then swervs can behave swervingly

  10. Avatar ♦ Jenunique ♦

    Well, thanks Mighty Joe. Sounds like a good explanation to me. :)

  11. Avatar DoItForScience

    I’m most vociferously of the opinion that “swervingly” is a word, even though Ficly disagrees.

    Yeah, I had to look up vociferously to make sure I was using it correctly.

  12. Avatar OrangeOreos (LoA)

    Aurelia’s comment just made me realize that this dialogue sounds exactly like something Ford Prefect from Hitchhiker would’ve sounded like. In other words, perfect genius! :D

  13. Avatar Textual Phoenix

    Absolutely hilarious! Great job, as usual. :-D

  14. Avatar Radical Yellow Duck


    and here i thought that the sign meant the car should do a conga.

    MJY if the english language is a living beasty, can we either beat it into submission or make it stop confusing me and become consitent. I give you cough, bough and through as inconsitent pronunciation of ough.

    Dyslexics of the world! Untie!