A bad way to start my day

I was on my way to the salon this morning at 7:45 a.m. when I realized I forgot my camera at home (today was Emma's 1st haircut). So I turned around to run home and Kevin and the girls headed on to the salon in his car. (We were taking 2 cars).

Anyway, I turned down one of the streets in my neighborhood, came to a stop sign and stopped. Or so I thought.

And then I saw the flashing lights in my rearview mirror. Apparently one of Sylvania's finest had been waiting to ambush anyone who just happened to not stop properly at said stop sign.

That person was me. Allegedly. I say I stopped. The cop said I "tapped my breaks and rolled through." Whatev.

Cop: Why didn't you stop at the stop sign?
Me: As far as I know, I did stop.

Then he proceeds to tell me that he's given out 15 tickets in Lincoln Woods (my 'hood) this week. And I say something like "that doesn't surprise me, I see people run the sign by my house all the time." To which he says: "Yeah and you just did the same thing."


So, he takes my license and proceeds to sit in his car for a good 5 minutes. Why? Trying to scare me into thinking he's writing a ticket? Jerk.

He comes back to my car.

Cop: Where are your glasses? (I have a corrective lens restriction on my license).
Me: (Pointing to eyes). Contacts.
Cop: I was hoping you'd say that.
[What I wanted to say at this point was: "Yeah, I can't see the end of my nose without my contacts or glasses so I sure as HELL wouldn't be driving without them."] But I said nothing.

Cop: I'm giving you a warning. You don't have to go to court, but it goes into the computer so I'd recommend not doing this again.
Me: OK.
Cop: You might want to tell your friends about this because I'm old and lazy and I don't like to get out of my car.

Oh, and then he proceeds to tell me this: "You should pay attention when you're driving. When you are in a hurry that's when accidents happen and I'm sure a plastic surgeon wouldn't be able to make you look as good as you do now."

WTF? Ass.Hole.

So, that's how my Saturday started.

Damn. Damn. Damn.


  1. Was that last part a cone on or what.
    Haven't heard that one before.

  2. yeah i wasn't sure what the hell he was aiming at...but i was so pissed off. his whole attitude was piss-poor and he was so cocky and all "yeah, well you ran a stop sign you stupid woman."

    i'm still pissed about it!

  3. You didn't get a ticket though! That's great. I would sit through a cop's lecture not to get a ticket.

    I just did get a speeding ticket and had to sit through the lecture. I hate the lecture.

  4. What a douche! I hate that they "think" they can intimidate people.

  5. I would've started quoting Super Troopers and see if he caught on.

  6. ugh, so annoying.

    And you know what really pisses me off is when I see people on the highway going at least 85 or (like last week) when someone basically slowed down to go through a stop sign and where are the cops then??? They get the people who are going 5 mph over the speed limit or who only count to 2 instead of 3 at the stop sign. grrr

    So how did the haircut go?!?!

  7. well, emma's haircut went well. i will be posting photos soon. i really got it cut in the hopes that it would jump start the growing! sounds weird, i know!