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19 March 2008 @ 03:36 pm
27 years down the drain!!  
This is exactly how I feel today.  I had to take my daughter to a doctor's appointment today.  I had a friend coming over to scrapbook at 2PM, so I didn't have a lot of time to get back.  The doctor kept us almost a half-hour longer than I had planned for so the 20 mile drive back home had to be a quick one.

This is where things go wrong.  Now granted, I was doing 82 in a 65 MPH zone, but it's a highway and my big mommy van can really cook.  I've been driving for over 27 years and I have never, EVER been pulled over or gotten so much as a parking ticket.  Well, my streak ended today at 2:03pm today.  And in front of my kid, too.

The ticket is going to cost $136 dollars;  ARE YOU KIDDING ME??  Juanny was very nice about it; he didn't laugh on the phone for over 4 minutes.  He has no right to make fun of me; he's been driving a lot less time than I have and he's gotten 3 tickets, including a reckless driving one.  Still, my obvious superiority over him gives me no solace today.

Do you know how much YARN I could buy with $136???  CRAP!  And to make things worse??  The friend I was rushing for didn't end up coming after all.

I'm going to sit and knit for a while.  And I'm NEVER DRIVING AGAIN.  At least until tomorrow, that is.

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Darknesspsychomom10 on March 19th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Oh no, the streak is broken! What a total bummer and not what you needed right now. That fine is ridicules, you were only 17 mph over, that isn't so bad. ;) Did you try crying in front of the officer? Sometimes that works.

Hopefully the appointment went better than your get together and your baby is feeling better.

I think you owe Juan a really big hug and a pair of sock.
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! These things tend to happen at the wrong time don't they?
How are you? I hope you are getting more good days at the moment. Big postive thoughts are on their way to you!
Take lots of care
Love n hugs
Mel x
(Anonymous) on March 26th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you are having a sucky month! I hope April is better for you.

And yes, I'd be crying over the lost yarn too. I guess you'll just have to cut your grocery budget so you can still buy the yarn. Who needs food.

Carla (BF)
soapdoc on April 19th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry about your ticket :( You _might_ want to think about fighting it if you laws are anything like they are in NY -- and the TICKET cost is nothing compared to what the INSURANCE increase it going to cost you :( Here, the insurance is the bad part!

Hugs to you. Sorry again :(
(Anonymous) on April 25th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
Bless your heart! I guess we've all had days like that. It must be something in the air or the planets are lined in a particularly icky fashion; most everyone I know, including me, has had a series of not rock star days here lately.

Oh, I read your comment at Aunt Purl's blog, which I thought was hilarious, which brought me here.
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