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Entry from August 02, 2019
“Officer, why are you crying while writing me a ticket?"/"It’s a moving violation.”

Are moving violations emotionally moving? A joke has been cited in print since at least 1999:

MOTORIST: Why are you crying after giving me that ticket?
POLICEMAN: It was a moving violation.



Google Books
Excuses, Excuses!
By Charles Keller
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1999
Pg. 15:
MOTORIST: Why are you crying after giving me that ticket?
POLICEMAN: It was a moving violation.

Twitter
Alli Cook
@half_shadow
LOOOOL: Motorist: Why are you crying after giving me that ticket? Policeman: It was a moving violation.
6:11 PM · Sep 23, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Adriane D. Higdon
@AdrianeHigdon
Motorist: Why are you crying after giving me that ticket?Policeman: It was a moving violation.
1:46 AM · Dec 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the whole family

Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson, Ltd
2011
Pg. ?:
Motorist: Why are you crying after giving me that ticket?
Police officer: It was a moving violation.

Twitter
grin
@jennyferlyssete
Why are you crying and the officer responded with because it was a MOVING violation
8:22 PM · Sep 18, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto July 14, 2019
Driver: Officer, are you actually crying while writing my ticket?
Cop: It was a moving violation.

Twitter
Ryan Sheehan
@CoachRPShee
Driver: Officer, are you crying while writing up my ticket?
Cop: Well, yes… it was a moving violation.
Have a great Monday everyone! #MondayMorningJokes
10:08 AM · Jul 15, 2019·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto August 2, 2019
“Officer, why are you crying while writing me a ticket?”
Cop: It’s a… moving violation.

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
“Officer, why are you crying while writing me a ticket?”... Cop: It’s a… moving violation.
4:47 PM · Aug 2, 2019·IFTTT

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Friday, August 02, 2019 • Permalink