Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Well, hello there officer

For those of you who remember my minor brush with the law last year I, uh, sort of had another encounter this past weekend. Way to go me.

I was happily cruising through downtown Olathe, in the exact spot where I got my last ticket (right in front of the courthouse), when I noticed flashing lights directly behind me.

As you might recall from my last post, I have good cop karma. I never rarely get tickets. Except for last year when Jim was in the car with me and his bad cop karma overrode my good cop karma. But that incident turned into such a fiasco, which then morphed into a clusterf*ck, that it led me to question my whole karma theory.

So on Saturday when Mr. Cop sauntered up and informed me that I had been doing 38 in a 25, I suffered my doubts about my ability to slip out of this one. And, he added, the reason he noticed me in the first place was that my tags were expired. Ooh, crap, really? I had been thinking that they should have been renewed by now but hadn't gotten a notice in the mail. So I explained this to the nice officer in a very friendly manner, apologized for speeding, and he went back to his car and stayed there busily doing something for a very long time. Crappity crap crap crap.

When he came back he handed me a ticket.

Ruggedly handsome cop: I wrote you up for $16.

Me: $16?

RHC: That was the lowest fine I could give you for an expired tag. Just make sure you renew it as soon as possible.

Me: Um, of course.

RHC: And keep this ticket in your car. I'm sure you'll want to use your car to run errands over the weekend and that way, if anyone else stops you, you can just show them the ticket and they'll leave you alone.

Me: Okay. $16. So then, you're not going to write me up for speeding?

RHC: Nope (insert large cop grin). Enjoy the rest of your day!


Ha!

Who has good cop karma?






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23 comments:

  1. Wow, it's true. You do have good cop karma!

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  2. Wow, how do I get some of this "good cop karma?". The only win I've ever had was when I was doing 120 in a 100 zone and the my mum leaned over and said the to the cop "Do you know my Son Les?" Jason, the cop who had pulled us over, did in fact know Les, and was good mates with him, so as his supervisor was loitering around, he gave me the lowest fine he could apologising he couldn't let me off all together. Crap, maybe mum had the good cop karma? Ha, this was funny

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  3. Bwahaha.... Yay you got that.. The good cop karma

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  4. Good cop karma definitely!! Wow!

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  5. Wow, my husband (who is a cop) just told me that I should just cry if I ever get pulled over. I think I'll try summoning your good cop karma instead!

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  6. Awh, what a nice guy! This is a nice story to hear since cops have such a bad rap. They weren't as nice to my friend the other day though...

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  7. Mwahahaha. That pic...pure gold!

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  8. See?!? Bad stuff happens and *BANG* something cool takes it's place! Now go buy a lottery ticket, pronto! (only don't go to the mini-mart too fast, you wouldn't want to tempt fate...)

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  9. That is quality, knowing my luck while he had been in the car writing my ticket, he would have had a phone call from his boyfriend to say that he was leaving him for a balding telecomms engineer. By the time he was finished my car would have been confiscated and I'd be in prison for drug smuggling or something. I do not have good cop karma

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  10. I NEVER get pulled over. I've only ever been through a Booze Bus twice in 18 years and I got really excited...both times!

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  11. Yeah...... either that or beguiling eyes and a killer smile?!

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  12. You kick ass. I don't want to speak about my cop karma lest i jinx myself.

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  13. So far so good with me too, but send some of that good cop karma my way just in case.

    p.s. I agree that Eva deserves a medal for her blog writing and reading.

    Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  14. Hurray for good cop karma! That is a cute photo of you too!

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  15. Were you still wearing your boobquake outfit?

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  16. Hahaha awesome!! Only YOU could pull that off! :P

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  17. I so do not have good cop karma.

    But judges? Judges love me.

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  18. Ha! If only you could bottle that good cop karma, you could make your fortune by selling it to everyone teetering between good, law-abiding citizen and reckless, licence tag ignoring, speeding criminal (and possibly bankrupt the police force at the same time - presuming that they're funded by the fines that they dish out, as they are in the UK).

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  19. Good for you that the good karma was in the car.

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  20. Haha, great story. Glad I have found your blog thru FYBF - I can see you are going to be quite entertaining!
    P.S. Were you wearing a low cut top? Just askin'!!

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  21. Ha! Always be polite to the officer and, uh, it helps if you were wearing that same top as in the photo. tee hee

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  22. Tee hee hee! I just found this post, so cute! I want cops like that to pull me over... Keep the good cop karma..!

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