Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 23, 2009

There is always a first time for everything, right? I am 64 and got my first speeding ticket today in Natchitoches. I was taking a back street in a hurry, had XM radio on Broadway and was singing along. The fuzz buster went off and I spotted him. I put on my brake, but he pulled out behind me and turned on his lights. I pulled into a bank's lot and told him this was my first one ever. He said I was doing 40 in a 25, but he wrote it as if I was doing 13 over the limit. He also said it was fine with him if I got it fixed. I have to call tomorrow to see how much it is and if it is a lot, I guess I will go to see our DA in Many and see if he can do something with it. LOL He said at least I didn't run from him like someone else had done earlier. I have had this one coming since I was 15 years old. Just took a long time to have one get me.

I figured when I got one it would be from really driving fast, but this was so slow compared to what I was doing on my way to therapy. No traffic, no rain, and good music equal a lead foot. I have always told Bill to expect one giant ticket if I ever got stopped. I am careful if there is any traffic, won't pass unless there is nothing coming, drive slow if it is raining, but if those things aren't present, it is the pedal to the metal. I am just so fortunate that this was a really nice cop and I wasn't going that fast. He would have stroked had he been on the road to Mansfield today when I looked down and was doing 80 in a 55. I must learn to use my cruise control and leave early. I push it up to the second to get someplace.

Your chuckle for the day. Have you ever gotten one and was it a bad one?

I attended something called Ladies Night Out which is a quarterly thing at one of the churches in Natchitoches. It is always uplifting and today's church always has the best program. They send out darling invitations asking you to pay ahead, which I do, so they will know how much food to prepare. When I got there, that was after the ticket and I was driving slowly, everything was gone except for a bit of potato salad and a piece of garlic toast. They prepared for 400 and 500 showed up. No problem. I ate a sandwich when I got home. They put on a darling skit and the music was grand. I didn't win a door prize, but that was fine too. Lovely evening out except for the speeding ticket.

Slow down Jane, slow down!!! Learn to leave in plenty of time to get someplace, Jane. The list could go on and on. Just let me finish one more thing before I leave. Have to change my way of doing things around here. I don't want that ticket that will equal the national debt and horror of horrors, have my license taken away from me. I don't know if they do that, but that would be terrible.

Slow down friends if you have a lead foot too.


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