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. Â 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. Â A quick look showed me he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and he was on the cell phone to boot. Â 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. Â You are more than welcome to use the speakerphone so long as you’re not holding the phone.
MC: Also, you weren’t wearing your seat belt. Â 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. Â 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 went on to root around for his registration (in his 11-99 foundation wallet, complete with gold badge). Â What do you suppose DW found? Â An eerily familiar looking piece of yellow paper. Â Which he began to unfold. Â 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. Â This is your copy of the citation I gave you back in December for being on your cell phone.
DW: *inarticulate sound of dismay* Â (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. Â I had to stifle a rather large laugh as I walked back to the back to write the seat belt ticket. Â 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