Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pulled over for the first time


Its kind of long but definitely worth reading. Skip set up if your in a rush.

SET UP:
About a year ago my mom was running late for a meeting. (CP time). After failing to find a parking spot she told me to take the car and go get some breakfast. I always drove and it really was no big deal.

But see what had, had happened was......

I was in Sanford county. For all my non-north Carolinians Sanford county is the COUNTRY. I know you probably think all of North Carolina is the country, but this is the COUNTRY COUNTRY.

So I go in get my breakfast, I eat, and then I completely forget where I dropped my mom off. I call my mom and she tries to tell me how to get back. For some reason I forget to look at the speedometer because I am so focused on getting to my mom.

Im coming down this hill and I see a cop sitting at the bottom of the hill like they normally do. I look at the speedometer and Im doing about 60 mph. Oh shit I hit the brakes trying to not make it all obvious I was going that fast. I past the cop Im like cool got away with it. Im driving along and I find where I dropped my mom off.

I look in the rear view mirror and I see that the cop right behind me without any sirens on, but lights blaring. He was smart not to put them on cause I would have just turned up a street, parked in a driveway, and turned off the car. Before he saw which way I went.

Its my first time being pulled over so Im more shocked then anything else. Officer Lee gets out his car walks to my window and says

CLIMAX:
Officer Lee: Why do you think I pulled you over?

Jo: umm ummm hummm can I use a life line? (I joke when I get nervous)

Officer Lee: I clocked you at 51 in a 35.

My mom calls I answer the phone.

Jo: YOU SEE THIS COP PULL ME OVER.

Later I laugh cause he was standing right there.

Mom: yeah I'm coming to you hold on.

Hang up the phone

Officer Lee: license and registration please

Jo: Yo no Obla les englais.

Officer Lee:(Something in spanish at a million mph)

Jo: thisismymomscartheregistrationisintheglovecompartmentsomewhere

Officer Lee: Okay license?

I hand him my learners permit. The one where an adult has to be in the car at all times. Also the one that expired about a month ago.

He goes and writes my first ticket. My mom gets in the car now. He comes back explains the ticket and all that bs. My mom tries to explain the situation.

How come when people get pulled over they start to act like harvard professors.

Mom: Yeah the velocity mixed with gravitational pull...... Down hill southern eastern winds...... the moons magnetic hold.......

CONCLUSION:
Anyway I got a ticket for driving without a license and doing a 51 in the 35. It was only a fifty dollar ticket, but with court fees automatically added on it ended up being $171.

Have you ever been pulled over leave a comment or just tell me what you thought about my story.


22 comments:

  1. Jo, you are a mess. I just read your comment rules. Too Funny. Anyhow, that was a funny post. I love the part where you were talking about how your mom was talking like she went to Harvard. lol!

    I got pulled over for the first time not so long ago. I was driving at night with a friend and I forgot to stop at a red light before I made a right turn. I can remember doing this all of the time, but I live in a college town and it was homecomning weekend and the cops were out all over trying to see who they could catch doing something wrong. So, the officer pulls me over and I am flipping. He comes to the passenger's side of the car and I am like oookay. So, he ask me for lic and reg and all that jazz. Long story short - I got a ticket for 135.00 (I think)I was so pissed because he asked me if I ever had a ticket and I tried to sound all innocent when I said no and I thought that he would have some mercy, but no, I got a ticket. So I paid it, but I was so mad! I did not want that on my insurance record and since I work in insurance I know how that can mess you up. I was also mad because I would speed to work all of the time and never get pulled over and I would be driving past the cops, but then for something that I totally thought that I was doing right, I get pulled over. lol. I know that is a bit long, but that is my first time pulled over story. :o)

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  4. LMAO! Lovin' this post Jo!!

    You are too comical...where can I see your stand up show?!

    Meantime, I'll come visit you here for my fix. This one brightened my day!!

    Thank for your fab comments on my blog, I just love it. Sorry I've been away--takes lots of time commenting when I'm working on the book. But, I still love ya!

    Katlynne LaSalle aka ms. downlow
    mydownlowlife.blogspot

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  5. I loved your little story....I want to hear another one! Happy Day!

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  7. Last year I was on the way to the airport to pick up my husband (who was returning from a year in Iraq)when I got pulled over. I was pulled over for a tag that had expired the day before. In an effort to escape a ticket,I explained to the cop how I was just so grateful my husband was coming home safe after fighting for our country.

    He still gave me a ticket....jerkoff....lol

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  8. LOL! ur too funny!

    I agree with PeekaBoo. Ide luv too here more stories.

    And i read Lidsay's story too. Gosh, thats so effed up. She got a ticket anyways.

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  9. ur blog makes me laff every time!

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  10. I was pulled over and yelled at for speeding in a work zone (I didn't notice the reduced speed limit). He threatened to give me a 1000 dollar fine, but let me off with a warning. Luckily he didn't notice that my out of state registration was over 5 years out of date.

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  11. Jo, have you seen this http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-m-swain/whites-are-people-too-why_b_263720.html

    That lady gets our feelings.

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  12. I got pulled over for speeding for the first time last year. I didn't have my license and had no clue where my registration was. The cop just ticketed me for not having a driver's licenses and told me all I had to do was go to court, show them I do own a valid driver's license and I would not have to pay the $91 fee...
    Totally overslept my court date and ended up having to pay, but that was WAY better than paying for the speeding ticket I should have gotten!

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  13. lol. dats soo funny. its deff worth readinn dis =] . thnx forr liqhtn up my dayy.

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  14. YEAH GOT PULLED OVER FOR MAKiNG AN
    iLLEGAL LEFT TURN
    GOT A TiCKET FOR THE SAME REASON
    HAD A PERMiT WiTH NO ADULT
    ANY WAY POST WAS FUNNY
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  15. Funny story!

    I got pulled over for the first time in college while trying to get to my 8am class. As my luck would have it I not only got an $80 ticket for "coasting" thru a stop sign, but I was also late to class. Smh... getting pulled over is stressful and never pretty.

    ~Nina of *AF*girls

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  17. lol the comment rules r funny..
    i found ur blog today on Diggys blog,
    thts funny becaause ppl do rly feel the need to tlk like professors in a situation like this.

    nd ur 320 facts r rllly interesting. i hope u noe ur blog entertained me for a good while...

    well im a young female writer, so if ur ever bored nd wanna read some good writing check me out=]

    _The cool kid


    btw i had to write this whole comment twice because i pressed BACK by an accident lol

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  19. lol. funny. thanks for the comment. and make sure you tell all your followers about the blog thanks. i'll do the same for you.

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  20. lmao this story was hilarious, how were you not afraid to make jokes? everytime i get pulled over im nervous as hell.

    hmm, my nosey ass wants to know why "Zionna's" comments keep getting deleted

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  21. lol this was too funny!! thank god (knock on wood) i haven't been pulled over in many years (knock on wood again just for good measure lol)

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