Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It is all a matter of Perspective....

Today was another day in Paradise.....well, for a few minutes anyway! We stopped by to see how the car was doing......unfortunately, the mechanic was not thrilled to see us. In fact, he mentioned to Max that he felt Max did not trust him. Hmm....anyway, not getting into that, except to say that my fairly mild husband took exception to that.....and did possibly mention something to him concerning trust....and then he got into the car, and we headed into Ashland to the Wild Goose for breakfast. Now...the story gets even MORE exciting. Are you holding onto your knickers?? Not to keep you in suspense, but do you recognize the item in this photo?

Yep, you got it!! It is a ticket!! I cannot believe it, still. And here is my story, and I am SOOOOOO sticking to it...(I know, everyone says that...but really....)


Max and I are driving through downtown Ashland, we pass a police officer on a motorcycle....who looks at me...makes eye contact, and chases me down. Really......I was sure he had mistaken me for someone (anyone) famous.....well, he didn't even ask me for my autograph...instead he asked me "do you know why I stopped you"? "Not a clue" I replied...maintaining a calm voice....(it pays to be a Drama Queen sometimes). "Well, I stopped you for doing 37mph in a 25mph zone". My husband, you know, the one I mentioned above? says "why did you stop her....she was with the traffic"? My policeman says "She was leading the pack"......"She was not leading the pack...she was following". "She had cars behind her"....came the reply from my personal officer...(indeed I did).....Seems the gentleman chose to see me as leading, instead of following......Now, I could be pleased...I never see myself as a Leader.......soooo.....to look at the bright side...I have given MY favorite cop something to tease me with....(our son, Bob)......what with me being the proud owner of a $145.00 ticket.....


Now, I am leaving you with a photo I took while I was waiting to pick up the car today....(his wife just called....it might be ready tomorrow.......

4 comments:

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

OMGosh Jan, how incredible to get the ticket - it's not fair when they just pick anyone out of the pack to give the ticket to...why not the 'leader' which obviously wasn't you....ohhhhh, got me mad now!!!!

Hope the car is done to satisfaction...don't need another upset! lol

Hugs, Karen
kmprimitives@yahoo.com

Jacque said...

I admire your sense of humor in all of this.. when inside you have to be screaming and crying. Sorry you won't be able to complete your trip to see the kids. I have a grand daughter Katie too but she is Katie O to me, not Katie Did..
Best of luck

Donna said...

So... are you having a good time yet? Geesh, you are having one heck of a little vacation! It can ONLY get better from here! {{{hugs}}}

Jan said...

Thanks to all of you!! You made my day, and made me smile!!

Karen: I wish you had been with me!! You could have told 'em! (course, I might be visiting you in the "hoosegow" as Grandma used to say!

And Jacque? You're right...inside was the "screamin' memmies'" Katie's are the best!

Donna: Big smile!! I am going to have fun, come heck or high water!