Our new office computer system was down as much as it was working. My co-worker Serena 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

"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 Serena'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 sheepishly handed them back to her, he smiled and said, "Guess what?! Our computer is down."