this is me now

January 18, 2009

the End of the Streak

Filed under: about me,crazy things!,oops — by heatherdc @ 11:19 pm

It had been 3 years since this happened. I saw him sitting in the median as we passed; lights off, on the lookout.  I knew he would come for me.


I may not have the best driving record…..but! in my defense, there was Cop  that specifically targeted high school students when I first got my license. I was quickly pulled over twice before learning my lesson; don’t speed on the way home from school. Got it.

Then I went to Florida for a semester, and worked at the Happiest Place on Earth. Who gets pulled over, driving to their first day of work in Disney World?!?! Oh, that would be me. Not to worry, even the cops are Happy there (no, they aren’t Disney cops). He was nice and warned me, “We’re out here a lot. It’s easy to speed on these roads.” Yes, yes. Very true.  It’s certainly not fun to be stopped on your way to work. Especially on your way to make some Magical moments.  I had to set my cruise control every day, just to be safe.

That was three years ago, and the last time I had any encounter of the sort. Until last night.

No big drama or mug shot or anything like that. I was going about 15 over on a highway at 1:30 in the morning, being the beloved DD for my buddies. The cop was basically hiding in the grass, as usual. But he was super nice, even telling us “Ladies” to “roll up the window and try to stay warm”. Okayyyy. Will Do. He was thoroughly confused by my NM license, the TX license plate (driving Roomie’s car), and the fact that for some reason we were between Annapolis and Baltimore. Short explanation, “Well, we’re Grad students.”. Ooooh.

I was lucky and got off-the-hook, but wow I forgot how much that experience freaks me out. Here’s to driving safely and right on the speed limit.



  1. you got off the hook! nice work. i always just cry. it never works for me though. thank goodness i dont drive anymore 🙂

    Comment by ANG* — January 19, 2009 @ 12:07 pm |Reply

  2. Eek! I haven’t got pulled over in two years, but like you I tend to speed so I know how you feel.

    Comment by Megkathleen — January 19, 2009 @ 4:28 pm |Reply

  3. yay for getting off the hook! i got pulled over twice in three days a few weeks ago… for speeding every time. (clearly, i have a problem.) luckily, the officers gave me tickets for stupid things and NOT speeding. but, i’m still paying the tickets off. xo

    Comment by racheliza — January 19, 2009 @ 9:33 pm |Reply

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