Who does this award go to today? (well, actually last night) ME!! Yep, I am the one who wears the title, and I have the "blue slip" to prove it. Last night on the way home from church, I had the pleasure of riding home beside a police man. My thoughts searched for the last time I had gotten a ticket- it really has been awhile.
So, while riding down the road, I enjoyed an apple and the sounds of my girls singing to TobyMac. As we approached an intersection, I looked up to see the light, but my visor was down and blocked me from seeing what color was shining. By the time I saw it, it was yellow- only for .000000001 of a second. Well, at that point I was in trouble. You see, if I had slammed on brakes, I still would have wound up in the middle of the intersection. So, yes, I ran the light. In case you forgot- there was a policeman RIGHT BESIDE ME.
I proceed to just pull into the next available parking lot and wait. Sure enough, I looked back to see Mr. Po-po turn on the bright flashing lights. By the time he pulled in behind me and came to my window, I already had all required paper work ready and hanging out for him to take. He looked at me a little puzzled. "I knew it the second it happened" were my words.
He proceeded back to his car and came back rather quickly. He handed me a WARNING, asked me to pay more attention, and bid me a wonderful evening. At that point, I was the one with the puzzled look. He said he knew what happened, but couldn't let everyone else see him overlook the offense.
Wow. I was quite thankful at that moment. I gave him the opportunity to sock it to me, but he choose to be fair and kind. Now, if only my hubby would get over it. He always gets a ticket- fair or not. It drives him insane that I only got a warning.
Still, only the village idiot would run a red light with a policeman RIGHT BESIDE HER. geesh.