Dating Ms. Arbor
Adventures in Minneapolis
An Ann Arbor woman visiting family in Minneapolis in January accompanied her college-age nephew to a movie. Returning to their car, they were dismayed to find a city cop about to ticket it for being illegally parked, something they hadn't realized. "Please don't ticket us!" pleaded the Ann Arborite. "I'm from Ann Arbor. We didn't know."
"Ann Arbor?" the burly, bundled-up cop replied. "I used to date her. About forty, isn't she?"
The Ann Arbor woman didn't miss a beat. "Actually, she's quite a bit older-more like a hundred and fifty, maybe older, I think."
"She didn't look that old," the cop insisted. Then, with a nod, he was off, leaving the two illegal parkers relieved and ticketless.
[Originally published in February, 2009.]