Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Grrrrr... A Ticket....Grrrrr

Ok so last week I got a ticket.... I'm still mad about it!! (I haven't gotten a ticket since we were driving to California for Ammon and Kirstens wedding in 2001) I was driving home from going grocery shopping and was driving down a road that was surrounded by horses. I saw the police officer in front of me pulled off to the side of the road, I didn't slow down cause I didn't think I was speeding. I got pulled over, got a ticket for going 34 in a 25 zone. I told him I was sorry but I thought the speed limit was 35. There was no sympathy in him at all! He handed me the ticket and then said, "Don't forget it doesn't save time or money when you speed!" I felt like saying, "Ok thanks for the advice, but you can get off your soap box now!" I know that they are here to protect us and everything, but I think a lot of them have a little bit of power and let it get to their heads!! I was glad that the kids weren't with me cause I still want them to think that police officers are here to help us and are not here to be jerks. So the ticket was $82.00 and traffic school will be another $65...Grrrrr.....

7 comments:

berrygirl said...

I've gotten one ticket--going five miles over the speed limit. I had been driving on a military base and I knew they were really careful about speeders so I stayed under the ridiculously slow speed of 15 mph the whole way. I thought I had left the base and was driving down a steep hill to the main street and got snagged by the military police. I started crying! I felt so bad and frustrated. At least it didn't go on any kind of record because it was military though.

Sorry about your ticket!

Becca said...

yeah I'm pretty convinced ALL utah cops have that arrogant power hungry attitude because pulling people over is ALL they do ALL day long.

man, that's too bad. I'm sorry becca :(

bretandjulie said...

Sorry that sucks. My opinion of traffic cops isn't real great. You're right about the soap box. My biggest beef with those guys is that it's okay for them to speed (even when they're not on duty) because they are above the law. So you think safety is really their issue? Nope, it's the money.

Yasmine said...

Yeah I'm kinda hoping that being a cops wife will get me out of stuff like that! (I've gotten two tickets in the last year! Once I was pregnant and on my way to find out if I was going to have the baby!) I got Bar Keepers Friend at Walmart. I've also seen it at Target--it was on the bottom shelf in both stores.

Anonymous said...

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kelly said...

I hate tickets! The last time I got one I was 18 years old. I sometimes feel that it has been pure luck that I haven't gotten one in so long. I hope I'm not due for another one!

Emily said...

When I got my license I sure got a lot of tickets!!! And I can tell you that I have had the mean police men give me tickets and the nice ones too. Some have made me cry like a baby in front of them and others have made me laugh. Hopefully it is at least another seven years before you have to deal with any sort of them at all!