There's probably no worse feeling than the one that happens when you think you've just incurred the wrath of a police officer.
Whether it's getting into an argument at the store with an off-duty cop, or being pulled over by one for doing 55 in the 54, it's always a bad time.
The thing to remember in these situations, however, is to always keep your composure.
Just make sure it's, you know, your actual driver's license that you're handing to the police officer, and not a gag one featuring a beloved character from The Simpsons on it.
Now you may ask yourself, "Why would anyone in their right mind do such a thing?" And "does such a daft person actually exist?"
The answer is yes, yes that person does actually exist.
Earlier this week, @tvprp's PC Phillips stopped a car in Milton Keynes.— Thames Valley Police (@ThamesVP) March 15, 2018
When she tried to identify the driver's ID, she found the below...
The driver's car was seized and he was reported for driving with no insurance and driving without a proper licence.
D'oh! 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/1IFWvJzyvH
The worst part of this story is that the individual who was pulled over by the cop wasn't trying to make a joke, they weren't trying to be funny.
They didn't have an actual driver's license and car registration on them, so instead of concocting some story about having to rush out the house real quick to get a gallon of milk and realizing they left their wallet at home, they handed them a Homer Simpson driver's license.
I know. People online were just as incredulous.
Others figured that the cop really brought the person in not for handing them a legitimate Homer license, instead of one that's faithful to the show.
Others couldn't believe the gall of the police to arrest such an influential and beloved TV star.
You guys are gonna be so embarrassed.... that's a famous TV star!— Steve Turczyn (@SteveTurczyn) March 15, 2018
Nonetheless, Chief Wiggum was on the case.
This isn't the first time someone had fun with their driver's license.
Twitter user Jono Zalay has a longstanding tradition of trolling the Department of Motor Vehicles by dressing up ridiculously for his license photo. It's pretty incredible.
It's a family tradition that I hope is passed on for centuries.
This is his latest one.
If you've ever used a fake ID to get into a club or get some booze, it's actually a bigger deal than the bouncer just confiscating your card. If a bouncer feels like it, they can notify police officers who are usually stationed near bars that have repeat offenders to book you right then and there.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.