Song Stuck on the Brain: I Just Called To Say I Love You... Gag!!! This is one of those songs that I would like to delete permanently from my brain.
Well, Fridays are usually my favorite day of the week. It's payday, the last day I have to work and I have a whole weekend ahead of me. Plus, I get new Stargate most Fridays.
But last Friday, the world conspired against me. Mold counts ballooned to a magnificent size and so did my sinuses. I was miserable all weekend. To top it off, I got my first ticket on the way home from my nephew's birthday party Friday evening.
It was one of those stupid things. The policeman was just blocking my lane with his car and a few flares. Traffic was passing him in the oncoming lane. I waited for traffic to clear, then VERRRRRY slowly went around him. He didn't try to stop me until I was almost past his car, then he kicked my tire. Scared the crap out of me. I looked to see what I'd run over, and didn't see anything, so I went on. Once I was past his car and back in my lane, I saw a police car maneuvering his car to block off the other end of the road. I was trapped with no way to turn around because of the huge drop offs on either side of the road. I waited patiently until the cop I past came walking down the road to me. I asked how to get out, he blasted me for passing him. Claimed I'd ran a road block and nearly mowed him down. (My sister was in the car behind me and said I was no where near him and that he didn't try to wave me down until I'd passed him.) Long story short, I got screamed at and then waited another 2o minutes for the officer in charge to come back and write me a ticket. I'm supposed to appear in court for it.
Needless to say, I've called a lawyer. I've got a clean record with no citations, plus the officer clearly didn't try to stop me, so hopefully I'll not have to pay a huge fine.
I was really surprised by the venom in the officer when he approached me. I've dealt with officers in other situations and when in a car with other drivers, and I've never been treated so horribly before. Sure, cops tend to be a little stern and they start out on the defensive, but this was just really outrageous. Thank goodness most cops aren't like that.
In truth, I really respect them for the job they do. They deal with a lot of danger and crap every day. Who knows, maybe this officer was just having a rotten day too.
Here's hoping he fails to show for court and the whole thing gets thrown out. :)