Herman by Jim Unger

Herman

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    He tried to pull a fast one…..

  2. barticle35

    barticle35 said, 9 months ago

    A reasonable question.

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, 9 months ago

    As said by my Calc professor – 1/2 of this class will always be below average. Can not change the basics of math.

  4. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 9 months ago

    Sterling endeavour, old boy!

  5. punmeister

    punmeister said, 9 months ago

    @Agent54

    Actually, it’s 50% below median, not average. If you put Einstein in a room with 9 random people, 80% or 90% of the people in that room will have an IQ below the average IQ of the room.

  6. Jonny B

    Jonny B GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @barticle35

    I agree. I have learned police officers have no answers, just endless questions.

  7. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, 9 months ago

    “Hey, that’s good! Never heard that one before.

  8. cmkeller

    cmkeller said, 9 months ago

    I’m with him. If I’m stuck in bad traffic for 1/2 an hour crawling at 10 MPH, I ought to be able to make up the difference later.

  9. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, 9 months ago

    @Jonny B

    Police officers have plenty of answers. Unfortunately, those answers are often not what the person the officer is dealing with wants to hear.

  10. Linguist

    Linguist said, 9 months ago

    I once avoided a ticket for an illegal left hand turn ( into, of all places, the street where the police headquarters was located ), because the officer who stopped me, had just had to caution his own father a couple of hours earlier for doing the exact same thing.
    His partner sat in the cruiser laughing his head off.

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    There are no dumb questions, just dumb people asking them.

  12. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Being a police officer that one is a classic.
    I have heard that before.
    Here are some others:
    “I am running out of gas and trying to get to the next gas station.” (We are stopped across the highway from the gas station. Never took the exit)
    “I have to pee.” (Same situation across the street from the rest area)
    “I am on my period and cramping.” (No answer for that however one lady did get out to show me the stain. I did not ask her to do that)
    “I am late and trying to make up time.” (The car is not a time machine. You are already late.)
    “Teaching my kid to drive fast incase he needs to.” (105mph with a new learners permit issued 30 minutes before our stop. Mom and three siblings in the car with father who told me this.)
    “Blowing out the carbon and soot.” (Maybe 1960 ish but newer fuels and ignitions??)
    “Trying to get laid.” (Guy showing off his Viper to his date)
    “I was not speeding it was another car you read on the radar”
    (West Texas and we are the only two cars on the road. It was that damn ghost car again. Just like Marfa lights)
    “My wife is having a baby.” (Obviously not pregnant.)
    “My mother died.” (This was his fourth time he used that excuse.)
    “I am trying to get home before all the alcohol I drank kicks in.” (These words were so slurred it was not funny)
    “My kids are home alone.” (The kids were in the car)
    “Trying to get home before dark.” (They had 400 miles to go. It was sunset already)
    And that is a few.

  13. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Veteran

    Always love your stories! Loved yours on Ballard Street today too.

  14. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, 9 months ago

    Steven Wright: ‘I got pulled over by a cop, and he said, “Do you know the speed limit here is 50 miles per hour?” So I said, "Oh, that’s OK, I’m not going that far." ’

  15. John Powe

    John Powe said, 9 months ago

    @Veteran

    My personal favorite:
    I stopped a little ole gray haired lady doing 50 in a a 35. (on a street that really should have been at least 45.)
    Her: “Don’t you have anything better to do?”
    Me: “No Ma’am I don’t” (Had not intended on citing her until the question.)

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