Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ok, I am seriously pissed.

Last year I got pulled over for speeding. In an effort to return some sanity to the house one afternoon, I had taken my daughter for a brief outing, and was pulled over on a side street I never used for going 40 in a 30. I begged and pleaded with the officer, tried to describe the situation at home that day, told him what happens to people in my profession if they get speeding tickets, preyed on his sense of fatherhood and humanity.

He returned to my car with my ticket. $200 bucks, pal. Next time slow down.

This morning, my wife left for work in a hurry, in the dark, the same way she has for 10 years. As she blasted down the street doing 54 in a 40 trying to figure out how to defog her windshield, she was pulled over by the city’s finest. When asked if she knew how fast she was going, she replied, “No, I was too busy trying to unfog my windshield.”

And then it happened.

“Well, that’s ok ma’am, because I don’t give tickets to nurses.”

Now. Am I pissed because we just saved $200 and a trip to court to seek out deferred adjudication…AGAIN? No.

Am I pissed because she gets away with it and I cant? Maybe.

Am I pissed because Johnny Law gets to use his badge to flirt with my wife? ABSOLUTELY. I know it’s gonna sound pathetic, but I would have RATHER she got the ticket, and feel like the guy had done his job properly.

And finally, the person I am most pissed at is…me. Last year I voted to pay for more police in our city. So essentially, I handed that guy a twenty, and asked him to hit on my wife.

I want my vote back.

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Luanne said...

Not only should you get your vote back...but your money too!!

Frustration well justified!!

Deb Williams said...

you're just jealous. use the $200 you saved to take your wife to dinner. and whenever the two of you ride together, i think she should do the driving.

and hey, at least she didn't have to cry!

Eudae-mamia said...

OK, now that's just funny.

Sorry, some days, though few and far between, it's just good to be the Queen.


Frogs in my formula said...

Don't you hate that??!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is one the times it so totally ROCKS being a girl! :-D

Momisodes said...

Oh man. I'm sorry. My husband feels the same way.

Pre-child, I was always let off the hook by officers.

Post-baby, I'm ska-rewed.

Jenn P. said...

I think we have all been in these kinds of situations before, very aggrivating. By they way, I'm Jen. I just wanted to say that I love your blog, I found it by way of "Frogs in my formula". I hope you won't mind if I come back and visit.

Emiline said...

Ha ha, how ironic-
I like your blog! It's really different. I get sick of reading about food all the time.

And I like your glasses! They're cool.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said... dh get's pulled over way more often than me...but he never get's a ticket. Lucky dog...I have been pulled over onece...12 miles over crap!!

The Mom said...

Phew, glad you missed my post about crawling around in my car and getting pulled over (i wasn't driving LOL)...and not getting a ticket!

Maybe if the cop that stopped you was a woman, you may have not gotten a ticket?! Hmm??

Good N Crazy said...

Hey, geez did a real genuine GUY just comment on my blog? Cuz. Whoa.

And I got called Mrs. Crabtree no less!

I'm stoked!

So first...
Sucks about the speeding ticket and all, it does. and I missed it? What profession are you in that it would affect? Cuz THAT's the greatest excuse...I plan to try it!!!

And second..are you going to add your email to your blogger profile? Pretty please? I really wanted to reply to your Mrs. Crabtree comment. I haven't come up with a good comeback...but would have eventually...maybe Mr. Snarkypants? Or...Mr. OH what's his name, the teacher on Aurthur? Ratsy? Something, I promise!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Ah, the unintended consequences of well meaning voters.

I'd make sure she does the driving when you are out together.

Annie said...

Notthe time to introduce myself and tell you I've talked my way or been given my way out of 3 tickets?!?!?

Wendyburd1 said...

Aww, LOL! Maybe it's cuz she's a nurse! Really they save lives! They might pull over someone as hideous as the Mom from Throw Momma From the Train and if she were a nurse, they'd say the same thing...maybe?

Classic MaMa said...

Ok. That's hilarious.

posthumous pointer
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson