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Flashing lights


I almost got a speeding ticket yesterday.

Every day I go home at lunch and throw in a load of wash, or fold a load or unload the dishwasher or load the dishwasher or throw some Comet in the toilets or….you get the picture.

So, I realized I was running a little late and I jumped into my big “flame red” Durango and started speeding back to work. I’m flying down a road that is notorious for cops, but I was looking for them while I flew.

Unfortunately, some policemen drive unmarked cars – those sneaky buggers. Suddenly I saw flashing blue lights behind me and I figured it was a volunteer fireman racing to a fire. I slowed down and then pulled over – the car pulled up behind me and that’s when I realized it was a cop (I can use the word cop because my dad was one).

He came to my side window and asked if I knew why he had stopped me.

I said meekly, “No, officer, I don’t”.

“Mam, you were driving 43 mph in a posted 25 mph area!!”

Ooops! Well, I was very polite to him and I must have looked contrite because he left me off with a warning. Whew – that was a close one! Of course, if I had gotten a ticket, I would have told my kids that it was their fault because if they would help out around the house, I would be able to enjoy a leisurely lunch in a restaurant, not running home to fold THEIR underwear!!!!

I think I’ll set my cruise control on 25 when I go down that street because I’ve been “flying” down that road for 34 years and it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks!


7:47 p.m. - June 01, 2007
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