I shouldn't brag about this but about 3 weeks ago I got out of a traffic ticket with a pattern interrupt.
I believe pattern interrupts are in the original Conversational Hypnosis set.
It was 3:35am and I was driving down a major freeway in Phoenix on Friday morning on my way to work.
I hold weird hours at the TV station.
I was going about 12 mph over the speed limit.
Out of the blue, lights are flashing and I pull over.
After checking my license, the officer asked me, "Mr. Brady, do you know how fast you were going back there?"
For some bizarre reason I figured at this time of night the officer must be going through the motions and really just trying to stay awake.
I reply without hesitation, "Honestly officer I was going about 77 or 78mph I know that it is a bit fast but aside from that I have to be at work at 3:45 and I needed to get gas.
Do you think gas is cheaper in Scottsdale or in Phoenix?"
"I could see the shift in his face and a glazed look appear."
I'm not sure but I will be right back.
He went to his car for 2 minutes but of course felt like 10.
I was actually surprised how I delivered the line with total confidence and didn't think it would really help.
He came back to the car and said, You know Luke, you were very honest and honesty is very hard to come by these days.
I know you're just trying to get to work in a hurry so I will let you off with a warning.
Just please try and leave your house with plenty of time in the morning to go the speed limit.
Now I can't say for sure it was the pattern interrupt but I am willing to place money on it the way his face glazed over when I asked him a question.