A lawyer gets pulled over by a police officer.
The officer asks the lawyer, “Do you know why I pulled you over?”
“I haven’t the foggiest idea,” said the lawyer.
The office replied, “You didn’t make a full stop at the stop sign back there. You only slowed own.”
The lawyer thinks for a few seconds then says, “If you can prove to me the difference between stopping and slowing down, I’ll take a full responsibility. Otherwise, you let me off with a warning. Sound fair?”
The officer ponders it shortly before nodding his head. “Sounds fair. Can you step out of the car?”
Just as the lawyer steps out of the car and shuts the car door, the officer pulls out his baton and starts beating the lawyer. After a few swings, the officer says, ” Now, would you like me to slow down or stop?”