One of My Favorite Things

I sat down (virtually via Skype) with my partner-in-crime, Happy Medic, to record another of our Crossover Show podcasts last night and before I knew it, his dulcet tones took me away.  Consequently, today’s post is going to be a short one, but I couldn’t let an amusing tale pass you by.

Today, I was driving northbound on Main St. when I saw a driver going southbound on the same street.  A quick look showed me he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and he was on the cell phone to boot.  On go the lights, over goes the car.

MC: Do you know why I stopped you?

DW (Double Whammy): I was in the middle of transitioning to speakerphone.

MC: Well sir, it’s actually a hands free law, so you can’t hold the phone at all.  You are more than welcome to use the speakerphone so long as you’re not holding the phone.

DW: Oh.

MC: Also, you weren’t wearing your seat belt.  Tell you what, though, have you had a seat belt or cell phone ticket in the past three years?

DW: Yeah, I had a seat belt ticket.  No, wait, it was a cell phone ticket.

MC: Okay, I’ll cut you a break and cite you for whichever one you haven’t had before, that should help keep your cost down.

DW: Great.

DW went on to root around for his registration (in his 11-99 foundation wallet, complete with gold badge).  What do you suppose DW found?  An eerily familiar looking piece of yellow paper.  Which he began to unfold.  Which had my name on it.

MC: Sir, I can use that piece of paper you have in your hand if you can’t find your registration.

DW: Oh. Okay.

MC: It appears we’ve met before, sir.  This is your copy of the citation I gave you back in December for being on your cell phone.

DW: *inarticulate sound of dismay*  (Someday, I want to learn how to spell that sound).

I stood by what I said since I made the deal before I saw the incriminating yellow copy.  I had to stifle a rather large laugh as I walked back to the back to write the seat belt ticket.  I love it when a driver hands me a copy of a ticket and it turns out to be one I gave them.

It’s the little things, folks.

Photo credit: flickr and JustoRuiz

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6 thoughts on “One of My Favorite Things

  1. You should have offered to toss a coin for double or nothing. With his luck……………..

  2. *giggle*
    I have to say, though, I’d be a bit inclined to cite for the SAME offence as the previous ticket, as surely the fact that he’s cmmiting the same offence again demonstates that he has not learnt from his first fine, and that a second, larger one is needed to focus his mind…

  3. Wow. Believe it or not in 15-or-so years of law enforcement, I’ve NEVER cited the same person twice. Well, either that or it was those particular brain cells that the Yuengling killed…

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