Has this ever happened to you? The red lights come on behind you and fill your car with flashing cop lights. The officer promptly shows up at your window and asks if you know why you’ve been pulled over. Rather than admitting you were speeding, you throw out a guess, “Do I have a broken taillight?” As the officer heads back to his squad car to write up the inevitable speeding ticket, you ponder the injustice of it all.
First, the coffee maker was acting up again, second, the dog had peed on the rug, and third, you couldn’t find the right socks to go with your outfit. All the morning’s delays caused you to be nearly ten minutes late getting out the door. With your morning staff meeting beginning promptly at 8 a.m., that left you no choice: you had to speed.