Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Slow News Day in Reading

Sad to say it’s so uneventful here today that I am the biggest news in town. Well, the biggest news where I work anyway. Why? What did I do that has everyone in such a tizzy? Hang on and I’ll tell you.

I got a speeding ticket. And someone I work with just happened to be driving by and saw me. Sitting there beside the road where I pulled over and stopped immediately after I saw the state police car pull out behind me. So quickly I was stopped and getting out my information before he even had a chance to flip on the lights. There was no high-speed chase. No sirens blaring. No Barb facedown on the ground in handcuffs. Just me sitting patiently in my car while the nice sergeant wrote up my citation. Yes, he was a very nice officer because he gave me the inexpensive ticket where I did not get any points assigned to my license so my insurance is not going up and I do not have to attend traffic school.

I was simply going a little too fast on a wide-open road with no traffic in my zippy little car on a holiday weekend. Gee, aren’t I just such a hardened criminal? Get over it already! Now, if anyone is looking for me, I’ll be out in the yard, picking strawberries.


Sandra Cox said...

Don't ya just hate it when that happens?

Amarinda Jones said...

Ooh - Barbara is a criminal...ooh I know a criminal...don't worry, I 'll visit you in the nick with cookies and cigarettes for you to trade with the other inmates

Kelly Kirch said...

How the heck did you know he was going to pull you over without the lights? Had he hit the sirens already?

You are such a responsible driver, accepting tix the way you did.

barbara huffert said...

I was the only car around and he pulled out as soon as I was passing him and I was going 20 mph over the speed limit on a holiday. I couldn't very well argue especially since he was nice enough to save me several hundred dollars and three points which would have meant traffic school plus raised insurance.