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Kids…don’t try this at home!

Good news…I didn’t get a ticket!
Bad news…I got pulled over!

Yesterday I had two suffering boys at home. Ian got sick after coming home from Texas and Liam is teething with his two upper teeth. So I went to church by myself. I came home during Sunday School to check on them for a minute. It’s not fun to take care of a baby (let alone a sick one) when you aren’t feeling well. They were both snuggling on the couch watching Transformers so I wasn’t needed. As I was heading back to the chapel, which is like 1.25 minutes away, I saw red and blue lights in my rear view mirror. Awww crap! I didn’t think I was speeding and I knew that I made a complete stop at the stop sign. I was not wearing my seatbelt, but thought that you had to be pulled over for something else before being sited for that. *NOTE* I am an avid seatbelt wearer…however I do lax when going somewhere so close…I know, I know…that’s when most accidents happen…I am going to wear it no matter what! Anyways, the cop comes to my window while I am frantically looking for the insurance card. I could not find it anywhere! AND all I have is my church bag hence my license is in my purse at home. I knew that whatever the ticket was for, it was going to cost me a hefty price! He asked me if I knew why I was being pulled over for and I had no clue. The moment he said, “Your registration has expired” I knew exactly what was wrong. The day before we went to Texas, Ian had gotten our new license plates and registration because we bought the car. I explained to the officer the problem and handed him an insurance card that had expired that I found. Ian had taken it out to go and register the car so it was with all the new stuff. ARGGGGG!!!! He took my name and birth date down and said he would be back. As I was putting all the glove box stuff back in I (every so lucky) found an up to date card. When he came back I showed it to him and he checked it out. I was so shocked when he handed me the other card I gave him and no ticket. He explained to me that he could not find any of the card info in his computer and was going to just site me for it…I would have just had to go to the court and prove everything…it would just be a hassle…HOWEVER…he got a domestic violence call so he had to go. HE WAS LETTING ME OFF! I was so relieved! I came home to let Ian know and he was just as relieved.

**Come to find out the plates and everything else I needed were on the floor in the back seat, but still!!!

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    November 12, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    oh wow….what a story…so glad you didn’t get a ticket!!!!
    annie hafermann

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    November 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Well, considering Annie H. was your first commenter, I am going to have to suggest that you now “scrap your glad,” ’cause you really had some good luck yesterday! Great story.

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    November 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    You are soo very lucky! And great that you realized to always a seatbelt no matter how far you go! 🙂

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    a.l. clark
    November 12, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Wow, you rebel you! That was lucky, but I am sure a little nerve racking!

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    November 12, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    lucky you! i’ve been lucky the last 2 times that i got pulled over for speeding. thankfully! ALWAYS wear your seatbelt girl, you’re a mommy now! ;0) love ya!

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