A man who lived three blocks from his local watering hole was driving
home one night. He gets to an intersection with a stop sign and cruises through. A cop sees him do that and pulls him over.
"Officer," he says. "There was no oncoming traffic, and besides that, I slowed down".
The cop says, "it isn't a 'slow down' sign, it's a stop sign" and lets the man go with a warning.
The next night, same guy, same intersection, same cop, same conversation. The cop gives the man a citation.
The third night, same guy, same intersection, same cop, same conversation. The cop gives the man another citation.
On the fourth night, the cop pulls the guy over and asks him to step out of the car. The man's defense was "But I slowed down". The cop starts beating him about the head a face with his billy club.
The man screams "STOP! STOP!" The cop says, "Do you want me to stop, or do you want me to slow down?"