Sunday, September 25, 2011

matt has started calling me leadfoot laura

 A lot has been going on in my little world lately.  Things have been happening.  Important things.  Life-changing, in fact.

The number one thing is that I received something on September 17, 2011, and I will never be the same.


 Actually, I was going 44 in a 35, which, in my opinion, should not be considered speeding.  I think "speeding" is a little bit harsh, and would like to propose a term I feel is more appropriate.  "Hurrying."  Perhaps tomorrow I will write a letter to my new friends, the New Jersey police, and suggest that.

Although, I wasn't intentionally hurrying when this ALLEGED incident took place.  I don't know how that lead found it's way to my foot, but I sure was sorry that it did when I saw those red and blue lights in my rear view mirror.  I don't know that I've ever been so scared.

Ironically, just days after my rendezvous with the law, I started working as a member of the legal profession.  This past Thursday was my first official day, and I left the house bright and early to ensure plenty of time for my commute. 

Because if there's one thing you don't want to get on your way to your job as a PARALEGAL, it's a speeding hurrying ticket.

24 comments:

Sarah said...

"There are just and reasonable ground to believe that you committed the above offense."

My word.

How OFFICIAL sounding!

Lauren said...

haha! love it! I got my first speeding ticket a few years ago..and love the term "hurrying", as in I was hurrying to see my boyfriend (now hubby)!

Nicole said...

Haha! From now on I'm going to say that I'm just "hurrying".

Jamie Lane said...

The first one is the worst!! (I've only had two. Okay three.) Usually if you weep hard enough they will let you go. Not. But it's worth trying (especially when you can't control it anyway).

Bride-onicles said...

Ugh speeding tickets..I used to get one every other day until I learned how NOT to speed..lol.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Boo! I hate getting speeding tickets! Hopefully, it wasn't too much.

ae said...

"Hurrying" ticket! I love it! My first and only speeding ticket was for going 79 in a 55. I hated paying that bill!

heather said...

were you going through town or something? it's pretty harsh to get stopped for 9 miles!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

haha oh man, too great... but really 44 in a 35, you were hardly speeding! lame cop!

punkychewster said...

is that what a speeding ticket looks like? hmm i cross my fingers i don't get one. i want to get through my first year without mishap *knock on wood*

thanks for dropping by my blog! you can be all grown up in real life, but in the blogosphere you can be however old you want to me. also i lived with my parents until i was 24 so you're doing fine! (even though it's a completely different scenario in the Chinese family structure, but you didn't have to know that!)

punkychewster said...

is that what a speeding ticket looks like? hmm i cross my fingers i don't get one. i want to get through my first year without mishap *knock on wood*

thanks for dropping by my blog! you can be all grown up in real life, but in the blogosphere you can be however old you want to me. also i lived with my parents until i was 24 so you're doing fine! (even though it's a completely different scenario in the Chinese family structure, but you didn't have to know that!)

elisabeth | thimbles + things said...

yeah, that's not speeding. at least in my book :)

♥elisabeth

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

44 in a 35? Dude, don't the cops have better things to do? I got caught going over 50 in a 35 MPH speed trap once, haha. It's the only time I've gotten a speeding ticket. I could not see the posted speed sign, it was a wide, open road late at night (that I had never driven on), and I was just following the car in front of me, which also got pulled over. And for that they took $271 from me plus traffic school fees. AUGH!

Kelley Kronic said...

screw the police hahaah

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is definitely harsh, only 9 miles over!! I've only been pulled over once for speeding, and the cop let me go, I think because I looked so terrified that he thought I'd keel over from a heart attack on the spot if he gave me a ticket. ;-)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh no! And this is why I love my cruise control - because otherwise I get speeding tickets like nobody's business.

Shutterbug said...

you should have tried flirting with the officer... ;)

Melissa Jo said...

That is a pretty lame ticket! Someone must have been needing to meet a quota, because that's just sad!

Kerri said...

ahhh... been there, done that unfortunately! :) I agree, "hurrying" is a much better term than "speeding."

The Dainty Doll's House said...

ooops! I've never gotten a ticket, I did work in the traffic division of the judicial house for it though, lots of tickts to process, not fun. Cops do tend to give them at the slightest thing, but its better than hitting someone, that would be worse than a ticket! xx

Anything but Bland said...

hardly speeding! that's really ridiculous. they need their money, I suppose. Grrrrr.... LAME!

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

lol i'm gonna start saying that i'm hurrying now :)

Jeanine (Wayfaring Girl) said...

LOL...great story...Love how you worded it with such aplomb. haha...how exciting to have graduated!

I sheepishly admit to being pulled over three times in my life...although, the last time it was b/c I didn't use my turn signal and thankfully the officer let me off...I ended up dating him ((only it wasn't until a little while later when I had met him again at work)) heehee...so I would have to say a little flirting just might be the ticket in helping you avoid that ticket...ehm...but you didn't hear it from me! :))

Baby Sister said...

I agree. Most definitely not speeding. Silly cops. :)