Friday, July 09, 2010

My Record Still Stands

You know what's great fun? How about realizing that you are 15 minutes from home and that you left your camera at work which is now an hour behind you.

You know what's more fun than that? Knowing that you are leaving to go out of town in the morning at 6:00, and that you really need your camera this weekend.

And do you know what's more fun than that? How about when you are trying to figure out how in the world you are going to get your camera before you leave to go out of town at 6:00 in the morning, only to get pulled over for speeding.

That's loads of fun.

There I was, minding my own business, trying to figure out how to get myself out of this camera mess when I passed a police officer. I slowed down immediately, but it was too late. As soon as he passed me his brake lights lit up, he turned the car around and flipped on his lights. I pulled over into a neighborhood and was already searching for our insurance card out of the glove compartment when he came up to my car.

Officer: "Can I see your license and registration?"
Me: "Yes sir. Here they are."
Officer: "Do you know how fast you were going?"
Me: "No sir. You see, I've been in Selma all day, and I just realized that I left my camera there at work, and we have to go out of town to my brother-in-law's wedding this weekend, and we're leaving at 6:00 in the morning and I was just trying to figure out how I was going to get my camera before we go to Mississippi, and I guess I wasn't paying attention."
Officer: "You were going 68 in a 45."
Me: "Oh."
Officer: "Have you ever had a speeding ticket?"
Me: "No sir."
Officer: "Any warrants?"
Me: "NO sir!"
Officer: "I'm going to let you go with a warning to slow down. We all get distracted, but I really appreciate your honesty with me."

After running my plates, and probably laughing at my candor about my camera situation, I was sent on my merry way with a verbal warning.

I love nice police officers!

And honestly, I would have been more upset about having my "I've Never Gotten A Ticket" record shattered than I would have been about actually getting a ticket. Nevertheless, I'm slowing it down this weekend and letting Jeremy drive!

What's the reason we're in such a hurry to get out of town? Jeremy's brother Ben is getting married this weekend! We're so excited for Ben and Lacey, and pray that God blesses their marriage! And y'all please can pray for good weather since it's an outdoor wedding.


And Jackson is the ring bearer, so I'm sure I'll have some cute pictures or funny stories to share with y'all next week. I'm betting on a funny story since I'm not convinced that he's actually going to walk the aisle!

Take care!

1 random thoughts:

Kay said...

Lucky you! I've never been warned before. They just go straight to the ticket part. I got a ticket about a week after Bub died. I was totally lost in thought heading to Home Depot to figure out what to do with his room since we needed the space. I guess I should have told my story, but I didn't. Do you think he might have felt sorry for me and decided not to ticket me? We'll never know.

Looking forward to hearing about the wedding. I'm SURE you will have some pretty funny stories for us. I can only imagine...

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