A couple days ago, I was on my way to Lowes with Hadley in tow to get some flowers for my front porch pots (that a mystery animal already ate half of, but I digress…), when blue lights started flashing behind.
Crap. I don’t even know what I did!
I put my blinker on to signal that I would be turning right into the aquatic center (1/10th of a mile away) since the road I was on has zero shoulder, turned into the parking lot, and got ready for what I assumed would be my first ticket.
The officer begins to talk.
“Ma’am, I clocked you going 48 in a 35 right in front of the police station.”
“You also broke Arizona law by not pulling over immediately when I put my lights on. I knew what you were signaling to do, but you still broke the law.”
“Are you aware that you also didn’t come to a complete stop when you made a right on red?”
“License, registration, insurance.”
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how I accidentally got out of a hefty ticket.
“I see that all of these are still valid, but your license is from Alabama, your registration is from Tennessee, and your insurance is from Arizona. You’re not from around here, are you? Are you military?”
And I drove away with a warning instead of a $210 ticket. He chalked up my first two offenses to what I call “no kids probs” and gave me a five minute lecture about all kinds of city and state laws because “next time you won’t be getting away with just a warning”.
Weeeee! Thank you, officer. Off to get my flowers. 🙂
Our weekend didn’t consist of anything too fancy, but it was a good one. Dinner with friends Friday night, relaxed at home all day Saturday, and then church and chores yesterday. The highlight of the weekend was probably just loving on our half-birthday princess.
Saturday afternoon we decided to make some black bean burgers (recommended from my sister), and they were great. Jamie enjoyed them so much that he whispered in my ear during the Sunday morning sermon that he was craving a leftover burger. Bad Jamie! Listen to the preacher.
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