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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 05:57 PM

I got a traffic ticket today.

Was frantically cleaning my house as my son is having 3 friends spend the night for his b-day. They are all here now playing Minecraft.

My son got molds last week for an expander and braces (we paid over 5 grand up front on a cc to get a $400 discount) and over the 4th 2 bands fell out. I called the emergency line twice and nobody called back. I called them today and they said bring him in asap, so I get my kids ready in 20 minutes.

I'm really careful at this 4 way intersection even though it's back roads and not busy but I know cops hang out there. Apparently I didn't come to a complete stop, and then see the lights behind me.

When it rains, it pours, but it could be worse.

Fuck me.

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Reply I got a traffic ticket today. (Original post)
RiffRandell Jul 2012 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2012 #1
RiffRandell Jul 2012 #4
bigwillq Jul 2012 #2
ohiosmith Jul 2012 #3
AnotherMcIntosh Jul 2012 #5
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #7
RiffRandell Jul 2012 #8
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #6

Response to RiffRandell (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:04 PM

1. Haven't had a ticket in a very long time, but I tend to "space out" when driving & thus am at risk..

What has helped me tremendously is buying a Prius hybrid. I find I am sort of obsessed with getting/keeping my gas mileage as high as possible (sort of a little game I play with myself) that I have become a LOT more aware about my speed, stoplights and signs, and the like. I swear I probably would have had a ticket in the past couple of years if I hadn't gotten it.

I feel your pain, though. Too bad the cop didn't.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:31 PM

4. Our "newer" car is a Ford Escape hybrid.

I didn't expect the cop to be sympathetic. They never are where I live. My husband already gave me the lecture that I'm a leadfoot. He claims when he drives the hybrid he gets 32 mpg, and when I drive it it gets 27.

Whatever. Thanks though.

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Response to RiffRandell (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:17 PM

2. That sucks.

 



I've had four. My last one (for traveling too fast) was thrown out thanks to my lawyer.

It seems like cops know whenever I'm on the road.

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Response to RiffRandell (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:19 PM

3. Sucks! Haven't had one in twenty some years.

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Response to RiffRandell (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:39 PM

5. Lucky that you didn't get zapped. Too many cops are carrying zappers and doing that nowadays.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:30 PM

7. I almost got tazed for running through the neighborhood in my underwear.

 

I put my shorts back on but had a dollar store calculator in my back pocket. They pulled out guns and tasers. My wife was freaked out but all I wanted was a drink of water.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:44 PM

8. This is the kicker.

I was driving our old Camry, and when you press the button to make the window go down, it won't go back up in the hot weather. I knew better than to get out of the car, so the window is down, we are getting a major thunderstorm and due to the fact our garage needs some major cleaning, my husband put plastic over the window when I got home to prevent the inside from getting wet.

Looks really classy. We are shopping around for a new car so don't want to sink any money into it especially since we have the AC running all the time when driving it since it's hot as hell here. I don't even want to think what could have happened if I opened the car door when the cop approached me, even with my kids in the car. Scary.

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Response to RiffRandell (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 07:28 PM

6. Well, I would fuck you, but I'm happily married.

 

The correct answer is "Yes, occifer, I failed to come to a complete stop. I was masturbating."

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