Have you ever been pulled over by a cop? Several times, though not so much lately. The last time I was pulled over by a cop was when we (Douglas and I) were driving through Texas to get to Mississippi. I had a temporary license on my car and the cop gave me flack about it being in “the wrong place” which I knew was bullshit, but we put it in the “right” place so he wouldn’t give us a ticket. He let us off with a warning. I have no idea why he really pulled us over, but we obviously weren’t what he was expecting — a middle aged couple with honest faces.
The time before that, I got pulled over in Mississippi when I was driving to Alabama to go shopping (yes, dear reader, the nearest shopping mall was in Alabama). I was with some friends and my friend Alan was sitting next to me. Now Alan (not his real name) at the time had long, luxurious hair which I envied — a lot. I’d kill for hair like that. Anyway, I also had two girlfriends in the back. I mean, if we’re gonna drive for four hours to go shopping, we might as well make a road trip out of it, right? I think the cop thought we were a bunch of sorority girls (because of the Mississippi State license plate holder)… Imagine his surprise when he pulled over a middle aged woman, seated next to a man (with long hair) with two women in their late twenties in the back. He hemmed and hawed about Alan not having his seat belt on — which he did — then “let us off” with a warning. Ha!
There’s only been one time that I’ve been pulled over and actually gotten a ticket that I had to pay. This one time in Florida some cop pulled me and about a half a dozen other people over for “passing a school bus” Which was pulled over on the other side of a four lane road, with a median between us, without its lights on. We didn’t have to stop for it. But he pulled us all over anyway and gave us all tickets. About seven of us. We all talked about fighting the ticket, but in the end, my first husband said to just pay it and be done with it. I still get a little miffed whenever I think about that. Don’t tell me that cops don’t have a quota to fill. Just don’t.
What have you always wanted? Did you get it? I dunno… always is a long time. 🙂 I’ve always wanted a nice quiet life where I didn’t have to worry about putting a roof over my head or how I’m going to pay the bills. I’ve got that. I always wanted a relationship without the drama and stress that seems to plague a lot of couples these days. I’ve got that. I’ve always wanted a piece of land that I can make into a cozy little homestead. I’ve got that. Overall, I’m fairly content.
What is your perfect pizza? Pizza is pizza. I’ve never had a bad pizza. Okay, that’s a lie. I’ve had one bad pizza, but I put it out of my head. Some things are best forgotten. Most pizzas are good. I prefer a meaty pizza, with a thick crust that tastes like bread… not thin. I hate thin crusts. But I don’t think there’s a perfect pizza for me. Of course, I can’t eat pizza anymore because my delicate digestive system just won’t take it anymore. I mean, I can eat it, and I’ll enjoy every bite of it… but I’ll pay the price later. Tomatoes… bread… fatty meat… Yeah, I’ll be in pain for days.
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I miss Robin Williams… He was an excellent actor. This tribute came across my facebook.
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