Benefits Of English

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One morning a police car with flashing lights pulled me over near the secondary school where I used to be a part-time teacher. As the officer asked for my registration and license, my students began to drive past. Some stopped to admonish me for speeding, others honked their horns.

I was only 3 kph over the limit but over speeding is still over speeding. Finally the officer asked me if I was a teacher at the school, and I told him I was.

“Sir, I think you’ve already paid your debt to society,” he concluded with a smile, and left without giving me a ticket.

And here’s another one, driving my car one afternoon, I went through a stop sign. I was pulled over by a police officer, who recognized me as his former English teacher.

“Mr. Rossi, those stop signs are periods, not commas,” he said.

These officers are very kind and forgiving. I never had problems with road rules and regulations ever since.

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About Vincenzo Rossi

I am Vincy Rossi, a retired lawyer and would you believe that after several decades of practice, I can conclude that the constitution, no matter who you are or whatever you do, only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. The secret of happiness is YOU and that SMILE you're wearing right now.

About Vincenzo Rossi

I am Vincy Rossi, a retired lawyer and would you believe that after several decades of practice, I can conclude that the constitution, no matter who you are or whatever you do, only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. The secret of happiness is YOU and that SMILE you're wearing right now.