Okay, the first few times I heard “I was setting my cruise control,” as an excuse for speeding, I was fine with it. That excuse is a little rough in terms of clarity of logic, but it was fine. Still not sure how blaming the car absolves the driver of responsibility but whatever.
Now it’s just getting boring.
And more illogical.
“Good afternoon. Deputy Barker with the Sheriff’s Office. The reason I stopped you today is because you were moving a little quick coming out of Princeton.”
“Yes, you were, ma’am.”
“Oh. Well, I was trying to set my cruise control.”
“Really? Where were you setting it?”
[Okay, a quick aside, this is complete bullshit. No one sets their cruise at 56. If they’re setting it that slow, it’s 55 because one mile over doesn’t make any sense at all. What she was trying to say with this was, ‘I’ll admit I was speeding so you’ll think I’m a truthful person, but I refuse to tell you how fast I was actually going…don’t want to get myself in trouble, you see.’]
“Then I wonder how I clocked you at 72.”
“Hang tight, ma’am, and I’ll be right back with you.”