Juggle These Flares

A Texas State trooper pulled a car over on I-35 about 2 miles south of Georgetown Texas. When the trooper asked the driver why he was speeding, the driver said he was a Magician and Juggler and was on his way to Austin Texas to do a show for the Shrine Circus. He didn’t want to be late.


The trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling and asked that if the driver would do a little juggling for him then he wouldn’t give him a ticket. The driver told the trooper he had sent his equipment ahead and didn’t have anything to juggle.

The trooper said he had some flares in the trunk and asked if he could juggle them. The juggler said he could, so the trooper got 5 flares, lit them and handed them to him.

While the man was juggling, a truck pulling a horse trailer stopped behind the State Troopers car. A cowboy from central Texas got out, watched the performance, then went over to the Trooper’s car, opened the rear door and got in. The trooper observed him and went over to the State car, opened the door asking the cowboy what he thought he was doing.

The completely sober cowboy replied, “You might as well take my ass to jail, cause there ain’t no way I can pass that test.”