My lucky day

So, yesterday after I met up with Jill and Alyson at Easton to admire their darling children and catch up for a bit, I had about 5 minutes of EXTREME excitement. On my way home, there is a stretch of highway (670) that gradually fades into 33 (NOT a highway). Thus, the speed limit drops from 65 to 45 more rapidly than someone like me can sometimes handle. Especially when Ke$ha is on the radio. Well, as I round the corner on 33, there she is. One of UA's finest, sitting in the ODNR driveway, looking right at me. I quickly go down to 45 mph but know that I have been spotted. A stream of expletives and self-loathing occur as I see her pull out behind me.

But, she doesn't immediately stop me. She just follows from a distance, relieving me, then suddenly flicking on the lights as I am relaxing. Great. I got a ticket on this same road in October and was caught by a nasty red light camera in January. I don't need this, and hate myself. Stay calm. Do not cry...it never works. I have everything ready for her as she comes up to the window and calmly says "Good afternoon, I'm stopping you for speeding". I say, "I know, I was still going the speed of 670, I'm sorry". As I am handing her my information, my eye catches something on my insurance card...

"Good through June 8, 2010". Holy crap.

So, while she is running my information in the cruiser, I am sitting there running through all the scenarios, furious that State Farm has not sent me a new card. I had no idea that it had expired!  Then I see her walking back, and from quite a distance I can see that red and white insurance card in her hand. Here it comes...

"I'm going to give you a warning today, Stacie. If I cite you today, you would go to jail because this insurance card is a week expired. Drive safely."

I practically jump out of the car and serenade her with my adoration. She just saved my ass. In all my years of driving, I have gotten the world's worst tickets. I have gotten $120 tickets for going 34 in a 25. Now, I am speeding AND my insurance has lapsed and she has mercy on me!! I can't believe it. So, Miss UA policewoman, thank you for your mercy today. I don't think going to jail wold have looked good on my resume.

3 comments:

Schneider 3.5 said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Maybe State Farm would have bailed your a double s out. Ha! I'm glad this turned out for the better; I would hate to see Bob and Yolanda show your mugshot on the 5 o'clock news.

Stacie said...

Haha, you know they would! Kindergarten teacher in the clinker....do you want her teaching YOUR kids?! Seriously--there are people out there stealing and shooting things up and I would have gone to the "joint" for a piece of paper that was 10 days outdated (my agent said that she has had a few calls about cards being late!)

Keith and Julie said...

Cards being late, that is unacceptable... State Farm needs some troubleshooting. Maybe you could work at State Farm in the mail room and save them a few lawsuits.

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