Friday, April 1, 2011
A Sweaty Encounter
ALL OF A SUDDEN, FLASHING BLUE LIGHTS RIGHT BEHIND ME
Being a good citizen, I pulled over. To my surprise, the po-lice pulled in right behind me!
Mr. Policeman: Do you know you are driving with EXPIRED TABS? Like they expired over a month ago?
Me: (having immediately broken out into a guilty sweat, for no good reason). Um, no I didn't officer. This is my daughter's car. My daughter who has BEEN AT DEATH'S DOOR for two weeks, so probably didn't realize her tabs had expired!
PO: Well, can I see the registration and proof of insurance?
Me: Sure! Whereupon, I open Rotch's glove box and about 30 tons of crap fell out. None of which was her current registration OR insurance paperwork.
After about 5 minutes back in the squad car, the officer came back and said, "I won't write you up a ticket today, but your daughter has 10 days to get the new tabs.
And you might want to talk to her about cleaning out her glove box."
Mission accomplished, Officer.
And THIS is why I never leave the house.