Sunday, September 24, 2006

Bad Otto!

All right, I love my car. I really do. Otto rocks, and I've been known to approach him singing to myself, "Little white car, little white car, little white car!" the same as that cat in the Mutts strip and his little pink sock. But he's got a *few* bad habits, and one of them got me into trouble today. *pout*

This afternoon, as I headed out from Mom's to come back home, it was a great afternoon for driving. It's a lot cooler after last night's rain, and the sky is overcast with those high, soft gray clouds. Otto had a full tank of gas and got his oil changed yesterday, so he was feeling feisty, and he *really* likes hills, which we don't get to see many of here in Houston.

So we came down over a hill, and I wasn't paying enough attention to his paces, apparently. Because we got to the bottom, and I noticed another car going slower, and I braked, but then I saw the sparkly blue and red lights in my mirror. Sigh.

So, I only got a warning (only because the cop's computer was acting up, he said). I'm glad, because apparently I haven't changed my address on my driver's license. I swear I did something about that, but now that I think of it, I don't have a new license yet, so it must not have gone through. Drat.

But my pristine driving record is now a bit smudged, and I have to laugh because for all the stupid stuff I've done, it seems only fitting that I almost got a ticket for driving a hair over 45 mph on a nearly empty road. Ah well. I'm not going to argue with a warning, and I'll just have to be more careful in Schertz, Texas. :-P

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

Otto would really like it in Connecticut, then. Lots of hills, and the speed limits are highly optional. Most of my commute is posted as 55 mph, and you'll be run off the road if you aren't closer to 70...

Cindy said...

Don't feel bad. Those little towns are usually speed traps. My mom's parents are from a teeny TN town that does the same type thing...

Mike said...

I'm not trying to be sexist, but you being a girl very likely helped you escape with only a warning. I've been pulled over for speeding twice and received a ticket both times. The second one was particularly tough, since it was the day after I lost my job at Enron. Talk about kicking a guy while he's down.

Of course, driving a car that puts 320+ horsepower to the rear wheels that I lovingly refer to as "The Blue Chariot of Death" probably didn't help my cause either...


-Mike

Stefi said...

Hey, at least you've never been pulled over by a BICYCLE COP!!! (San Antonio, TMEA, many moons ago)