Sunday, July 29, 2007

Just some "Good Ole Boys"

I've done a lot of traveling back and forth to Alabama these last 13 years and yes...I've had my share of tickets. I just seem to be a magnet for State troopers in Alabama. South Carolina has gotten me twice, Georgia once and the rest were those "Good ole Bama Boys". The best thing I can say about an AL State trooper is this, "They have a great sense of humor".

One particular stop:

I had just gotten on highway 68 in Albertville Al. It was a straight shot as far as I could see. The boys were in the back just getting settled for the 6 hour drive, when I saw the Trooper behind me with his lights flashing. So, of course I pulled over as soon as I could and all that was running through my mind was "Your insurance is Going UP". After he took all of my info, he returned to his cruiser to write up the ticket. While waiting, I instructed the kids to not say a word and I started thinking, " I'll just be calm and maybe I can talk my way out of this". As soon as he gets to my window, my mouth kicks into overdrive and I start rambling, "I am so sorry officer, We're on our way home and we'd just finished breakfast at Hardee's and I was trying to just get back on the road and get the kids settled because it's going to be a long trip and... I was going to set my cruise control, I always set my cruise control, I never forget to set my cruise control, I promise I was gonna set my cruise control!"

Without missing a beat, his head down, still looking at the ticket he was about to give me, He said,

"Ma'am, you were doing 75 mph in a 55 mph zone, just when were you planning to set it?"

I just shrugged my shoulders, took my ticket and realized that I'd be better off keeping my mouth shut.


Anonymous said...

and you're always looking at the speedometer and telling me what the speed limit is and to slow down. how ironic since i have only had (1) speeding ticket in my whole life...geez!

Anonymous said...

boy your anonymous is as funny as your story - anonymous(sam) keep up the work