About 6 months ago, I got a call from my wife, she got her very first speeding ticket - she's 38 - she's been driving 22 years. Anyway, she got pulled over and the state trooper said "do you know why I pulled you over?" She said "you bet I do officer, I was speeding." He said "about how fast do you think you were going?" She said "probably about 80" - he said "well, I clocked you at 74 but you do know it's a 55 zone don't you?" She said "yes, I'm aware of that.' He said "did you notice that white van in front you?" She said "yes", he said "you know you were following it very closely?" She said, "yes I know, I wanted him to be aware I was behind him." He said "why is that?" She said "Well you see officer I'm late for work and I wanted to drive faster and he was in my way."Spirare said:She got her first speeding ticket this morning.
50 in a 30 on her way to work. She's 24 and this is her first ticket. I guess not bad for being on the road for 8 years... but still a burn.
Yeah, my mom would argue, my sisters would beg and plead or cry - not my wife - she's pretty calm under pressure. I usually get nervous if I get caught off guard with it, otherwise, if I'm expecting it - it doesn't bother me as much.Spirare said:Sounds like a cool lady Sullie... My wife is the same way. No crying. No pleading. Just 'Ok can you speed this up so I don't have to drive even faster to get to work?'
The screwed up thing is that this whole thing is directly attributable to daylight savings time. We were both about 10 minutes late this morning because we weren't ready to get up an hour early. It would never happen on a normal day but she was runninglate...