I got stopped by highway patrol a little while ago for speeding. i gave the cop such attitude bc he reminded me of my ex (who's an ex cop). He said that I 'intentionally' sped and he clocked me at 75 as I entered the freeway. What do you have to say for yourself? i said, 'well I drive a 4 cylinder Jeep, so I coudln't even speed if I wanted to. It's a jeep', in such a sarcastic tone.
i mean come on ... it's a Chrysler product. JEEP: Just Expect Every Problem. I'm surprised it hasn't fallen apart already... actually, no I lie. it started to fall apart in pieces and I've only had it 1 year. As in the moldings have come off, the window didn't roll down when I drove it off the lot, the "chrome" finish on the logos have started to rub off, the lug covers on my wheels started coming off 1 month in! that's not the point. but Chrysler's reputation saved my @ss on that first level of interrogation.
I also said I intentionally increased my speed bc a i felt that the car next to me appeared to veer on my lane so i got out of the way. i did not intentionally speed and i didn't realize i was speeding when i accelerated. But like a cat with its tail between my legs I said, well I have nothing to say for myself because if what I did was wrong and you saw it, I just can't dispute it.
I felt defeated, by yet another cop. As I always do, I was fixating on my heartbreak and then i get what i saw was the painful reminder of my past on my rear view mirror. I imagined for some dumb reason my ex coming out from that car (he quit being a cop before he met me) and I just thought, how many people did he stop? I tried hard not to roll my eyes. cops don't like that.
So, I was ready to get the ticket, at $11/mile with a speed limit of 65, I just knew it. knew it was gonna cost.
He asked if I worked for my county (I used to long ago for the Public Defender's Office), I said no. Then he continued his lecture and said well I won't give you a ticket so I'm going to lecture you.
and I was let go. What I thought was weird that the only other time I've gotten stopped in my 14 years of driving I was asked 3 years ago if I worked for the county... and that cop let me go.
hmm.... I took the streets home. I still have that bitter taste of getting stopped. arg.