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Taxicab confessions.

February 5, 2009

You know where I am going with this.  I got another ticket.  What I didn’t post, I actually got an additional ticket before that.  So that brings my grand total to about 6.  This is getting out of control.  But my latest coffee break with the popo had a little something extra in it for both myself and the enforcer of the law.  What a good samaritan.  So I was tearing down the road (as usual) heading to the farm this week to secure the last of the details so we can start our house.  I, of course, was speeding, but honestly…unknowingly at this time.  See I had somewhat of a distraction–the black beast.  Transporting the Ralph has definitely been somewhat of an adventure.  We have a pet carrier, which sends him to outer space.  He will throw his body at the door of the carrier, scream at the top of his lungs like he is being tortured, and make me feel like the most horrible parent in the universe.  So I decided to transport him loosely in the car.  It did help, he did scream, but luckily he did not lap the car while in motion.  Just sat on the floor board and howled all the way down.  So when I observed that I was tagged for pullover, naturally I was a bit nervous.  I mean, am I breaking the law by not having him in a pet carrier?  Hmmm… This is how the whole cherade went down.

Officer: Do you know what you were doing wrong?

Me: Speeding, I’m sure (imagine Ralph whimpering lightly in the background)

Officer:  License and registration

About 3 minutes past (the worlds fastest ticket issue I swear) and he comes back to the car where Ralph has now migrated over to the window where the officer is issuing the ticket and is now SCREAMING out the window like he is being held against his will.

Officer:  I thought I heard a cat.

Me: Yip…isthisaticketwhereIcanjustpaythefineordoIhavetoappearincourt? (Yes, in one long sentence without a breath)

He tells me to call the prosecuting attorney and they will plead it down to illegal parking.  So I say thank you, grab the ticket from his hand, roll my window up, and race off.  I am telling you they have an APB out on a pimp gold colored Impala.  Whatever, at least he chuckled when he discovered Ralph, he is a charmer! 😉

3 Comments leave one →
  1. skja permalink
    February 6, 2009 12:43 am

    You did not!!!! Unbelievable!!!

  2. Nicole permalink
    February 6, 2009 11:22 am

    Um, yeah that was me about 3 years ago. I think I was pulled over 5 times in a few month time span. Now…(knocking on wood) I have been pretty good. Only problem I have now is those camera tickets. They come out of nowhere!!

  3. February 6, 2009 9:49 pm

    I like the play-by-play of your conversation. I can totally picture all of this happening. Slow down!! You need to keep a box of Krispy Kremes in your car to get you out of these situations.

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