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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Okay first let me apologize!!! Things have been hectic here and I for one am pooped.
So some updates: first and foremost I have a job!!!! YAY! My previous company had a position and were able to rehire me at a field office here. I have about a 20 minute drive. I am THANKFUL for this job after seeing so many right now out of work. Times suck.

Let's see what else???? Oh, I got a ticket. Yeah on September 11th. Ironic much???
I was speeding, yes I admit it. There are no excuses for it except that I have a lead foot and that it is a miracle that this is my first one.
Yeah my very first ticket.
So I was on my way to an interview. I was running late, trying to get Bean to school so that I could go to the interview and well I flew past a cop that was hiding in a ditch. I mean really??? Is that fair? No!!! I mean that was some good camouflaging there.
So I flew past him going 66 in a 45. Yeeeaaaaahhhh. Of course once I saw him I immediately tapped my brakes but it was too late. Basically I blame it on instinct for hitting those brakes.
So right when I flew past him I told Bean that I was getting a ticket. I mean I figured unless he was passed out or dead that he caught that one on his radar.
So he pulled out of his spot and I pulled over. Bean started to cry hysterically telling the cop not to send me to jail.
I think this helped out a bit. So he knocked my charge from reckless driving to good old fashioned speeding.

So that sucked the big one. I'm not looking forward to court. Any pointers would help since this is my first ticket ever.
Hate breaking that perfect streak.

7 comments:

Hyphen Mama said...

It used to be if you just showed up at court, they'd knock it down to a defective vehicle citation. I wonder if that's still the case.

Funny that Bean cried and asked him not to take you to jail!!!

Nicki said...

I've never actually gone to court for a ticket. I'm scared to death of lawyers and judges and people like that! Even cops make me pee in my pants! I generally just send in the money for the ticket, and be done with it.

PBandJ said...

I have had 2 tickets in 10 years. The first one I went to court on and ended up having to do traffic school and pay the whole fine. The second one I got I just did traffic school online and paid half the ticket and did not bother with court at all. It isn't worth it. I hope to never have another ticket again, and good luck to you, too!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Glad you back!!! and sorry about the ticket that sucks...
Good going on the new job, how exciting! You will have to keep us posted on the court thing LOL

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Two people on Plurk got tickets yesterday. Goodness you actually have to go to court? That sounds really strange. Don't be a stranger.

Tranny Head said...

You totally lucked out that you didn't get the reckless driving charge! The ticket won't be bad - you'll just show up, the cop will be like "yeah - that's the girl I saw speeding" and then if the judge is nice you'll get a lowered fine.

Good luck!

Poltzie said...

Congrats on the job!