Thursday, January 20, 2011

What peace and quiet will get you...

It will get you a speeding ticket. Yes, that's right. I said speeding ticket. For some reason, I just happen to think that at that moment in time when you are about to make the wrong decision to go a way that will quite possibly earn you a speeding ticket, there would be some flashing neon sign that blinks "STOP!" in irritatingly bold colors. But alas, there is not. And now I am stuck with a speeding ticket. Yes, that's right. I'm blaming a nonexistent sign.

Well, anyways, that is besides the point. Today while driving home after dropping my daughter off at preschool, I decided that I would take the different route home. Carter was sleeping and the van was blissfully quiet. As I was traveling down this "scenic" road, enjoying looking at the houses, I noticed a cop. Yep. I automatically put on my brakes. I knew I had been speeding. In my head, I prayed, "please, God, please God, don't let that cop come after me". Well, obviously 10 years without a ticket or getting pulled over at all, or even receiving a parking ticket, means that it's about time I got one. 

So the story is... I was going 41 in a 25 and I received no grace. I now owe $162 to the county. Boo. I'm debating whether my good driving record will help me get rid of this, but not sure. Have any of you ever gone to court over a ticket? I realize that I was in the wrong, but, hey, you never know!

Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful Thursday - hopefully one better than mine! At least the night can only get better - Grey's Anatomy tonight! :)

3 comments:

Melody Joy King said...

Hey Gina, I got caught going 65 in a 35 once. This won me a hefty ticket and three points on my license. I decided to go to court. My Dad informed me that if you show up, present yourself well, and are respectful, nine times out of ten, they will show grace. This proved true for me. The judge cut my fine in half and decided not to give me any points on my license after all. You have to plead "not guilty" in order to be seen by the judge. Seriously, I can't make any promises, but I would give it a shot! Hope this helps. :0)

Mommy2NandL said...

I got a ticket a few years ago for running a stop sign and went to court for it. I plead guilty and the judge was very understanding. I still had to pay the ticket but he didn't put any points on my driving record. Its worth a shot.

Lauren said...

Hey! Definitely go to court! They'll take some money off just because you showed up. Wear a conservative dress and say yes sir and you'll be good to go!