Our new office computer system was down as much as it was working. My co-worker Cathy decided to stay late one evening  to catch up on the work that had accumulated. On her way home, a police officer stopped her for speeding. "What a  perfect end to an awful day!" she exclaimed. "Our computer  is up, then down -- up, then down. I stay late to catch up, and now this!"

The officer was unaffected by Cathy's griping, and he went to his car to prepare a citation. After what seemed an eternity, he returned with her license and registration. As he handed them to her, he smiled and said, "Our computer is down."