Mrs. Goldenberg got a ticket for running a red light and came to court to fight it. When asked for her occupation, she said that she was a schoolteacher.
Judge Rosenbaum recognized the old teacher and said, “Mrs. Goldenberg, do you remember me?”
Mrs. Goldenberg thought about it for a moment, squinted and said, “Little Heshy Rosenbaum is that you?”
“It’s Harry, Mrs. Goldenberg,” the judge said. “Your Honor actually.”
“Look at you, all grown up,” Mrs. Goldenberg smiled sweetly, hoping that her former student would help her with her ticket.
“I’ve been waiting so many years to see you in court,” Judge Rosenbaum said.
“I am so glad to hear it,” said Mrs. Goldenberg.
“So the good news is that I am going to waive the fee on your ticket.”
“Thank you so much Heshy, I mean, Your Honor, that’s very nice of you.”
“The bad news is that I want you to sit down at that table right now and write: 'I will not run through a red light' five hundred times!!"