Just a little whine about getting my first speeding ticket in over 20 years today.......I was nestled into the comfort of my bucket seat, admiring the intensity of the deep blue late-summer sky, listening to some Creedence Clearwater Revival on the radio, and paying absolutely NO attention to the fact that I was doing 40 MPH in a 25 MPH zone.
Until, of course, I saw out of the corner of my eye a black-and-white sitting at a stop sign as I sailed past.....well, I knew I was busted even before he turned the lights on.
The kid who pulled me over (I swear, they all look about 18 nowadays) was very nice about all of this, but he was firm about citing me for being so far over the limit, for which I don't blame him. What a wonderful time to remember that I didn't have a current new insurance card in the car......I could've been charged with failure to carry proof of insurance in addition to speeding, which would have resulted in my car being impounded, but thankfully he accepted my old one and merely advised me to put the new one in the car when I got home.
Funny, I had just posted something the other day about how nurses sometimes get out of tickets because cops tend to respect us as kindred spirits of a sort. Well, this one was very respectful, but I got nailed anyway, and it's nobody's fault but my own:imbar
My court date's the 4th of next month. Wonder if I can plead first-degree poverty complicated by second-degree stupidity, since the fine's over $100.....?