Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesdays Musings

A typical morning so I thought.
Cup of coffee in hand, pups fed, watered etc.
Public radio updating me on the news around the world.
Time to take off another slip of Cutzie woman sayings from the Calendar.
I pondered what was written down. Anne Tyler is credited with it.

"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! "

Well that got me semi rolling over, considering it was 7 am.
Then off to get my Hair done, everything was going along BEAUTIFULLY… UNTIL In the rear view mirror I see those DREADED flashing lights…POLICE… Ummmmmmmm Quick assessment of what I had been doing etc. Seat belt on, driving under the speed limit etc. So totally unsure that it could be me so I started to pull over BUT ALAS there was no place to pull over

I stopped in the lane I was in, the Officer came to my window and said,
"YOU CAN”T JUST STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET! " I said, "You mean you were wanting ME TO STOP?" "YES " OH, shaking and heart racing, gulp
How would it be if I pull into the next driveway? "
"YES MAMM" I did, still shaking like a LEAF… THEN I said to myself OOPS I need to get the registration and Insurance etc out. HANDS trembling, I finally found the correct one SIGH I muttered to myself "MAMM I need to see your License. " "OK" He called whom ever to determine I was indeed myself… STILL unsure what was going on
Finally he said, " where is the sticker for your license plate?" "On there I assume." "NO MAMM it is not !" WHAT my inner self SCREAMED?
Ummmmmm still trying to gain control of myself, maybe it fell off? "NO MAMM THEY NEVER FALL OFF!" YE GADS So I looked at him and said, "You realize you have sacred the POO out of me…give me a moment to COLLECT myself…"
He did Then I said "SO what am I to do NOW? "
He said go to the DMV and show them your registration and tell them you misplaced the sticker. SAID TO SELF, I never misplaced it, I NEVER SAW IT. OK "MAMM I will stop traffic so your can get back onto the Highway." "THANKS; just let me get my self situated, seat belt, seat etc." YE GADS what a day Went to the DMV only took 15 minutes and $5, and I was off for home…. WONDER where that STICKER WAS? OH by the way My hair do is Fabulous , think the Officer was impressed tee hee


Kerri said...

Oh, I can totally relate to this! I hate it when they are behind me with their lights on....even though they go around and it's normally not me they pull over...it just scares the "poo" out of me too!

Your flower pictures are GORGEOUS!
Glad your trip to the hair salon was a success! Happy Tuesday Dee!

Julie said...

Youch! I lived every minute with you there! I hate it whenever I see a Police car and I'm driving - I always feel guilty even though I've done nothing.

Beautiful flowers Dee. Hope I like my haircut on Thursday as much as you like yours!

Tene Murray said...

I can only imagine how you were feeling during this episode... It reminds me of a story that Dad told me of long ago. He and Mom were going to visit her sister & family in Virginia. They crossed the state line and an officer was doing a road check. Mom THOUGHT the officer asked "can I look in you car?" and Mom said "Of course!" Well, the officer asked MOm and Dad to get out of the car, he searched it thoroughly by pulling out the seats, checking the trunk, etc... when he finished he told Mom and Dad they were free to go. Dad was FURIOUS! Mom wanted to know why he was angry with her - she just told the officer he could look in the car. Dad said, "Are you deaf???? He asked if we had LIQUOR in the car!" I still laugh when I think about it! :)

dot said...

Oh that was funny! I've only been stopped once and it scared me to death. lol.
Your flowers are so pretty and you have such an assortment.

Old Wom Tigley said...


A blonde was speeding in a 35 mile per hour zone when a local police officer pulled her over and walked up to the car. The officer also happened to be a blonde and she asked for the blonde's driver's license.
The driver searched frantically in her purse for a while and finally said to the blonde policewoman, "What does a driver's license look like?"
Irritated, the blonde cop said, "You dummy, it's got your picture on it!"
The blonde driver frantically searched her purse again and found a small, rectangular mirror down at the bottom. She held it up to her face and said, "Aha! This must be my driver's license" and handed it to the blonde policewoman.
The blonde cop looked in the mirror, handed it back to the driver and said, "You're free to go. And, if I had known you were a police officer too, we could have avoided all of this."

I can tell this because Jane is blond so I know these things are true..:O) HONEST

imac said...

Looking at these great photos -then got intereted in the story scrolling down and reading to the end, then hat to start again with the photos I missed.

Great post.

Willard said...

A great post and I sympathize with the situation. Even after working most of my life in game law enforcement, I still can get nervous in a situation like you were in.

Your situation reminds me of a story I should post on my blog about a terrifying situation, but maybe it's best I don't go there!

At any rate, thanks for sharing your story. I like the photographs and you have an excellent sky watch post as well!

Jenny said...

I've been pulled over all kinds of times. My favorite is when our state switched to the boring license plates from the beautiful Almost Heaven West Virginia with the nature graphics. The officer asked me about the old plate. I replied, "I have it at home on my kitchen counter; but, Officer, it's just so ugly." He said, "Yes man, I know it is, but we all have to use them."