I got pulled over the other day. The police officer stopped me for having an expired state inspection sticker–only in Texas. Okay, okay so it was over a year out of date! The man was actually really nice and after he gave me a ticket, he handed the kids stickers. What a deal!
This reminded me of the last time I got pulled over. I was nine months pregnant with my second child. I was not a pretty sight! My mom was with me because she was there to stay with my oldest when I went to the hospital. This time I was speeding. While I was looking for my registration, it started raining. I looked out at the officer and said, “Oh, dear, you’re getting wet!”
He verified my information, and to my surprise let me off with just a warning. When he had driven away, my mom looked at me in disbelieving wonder and said slowly and distinctly, “Oh. Dear. You’re getting wet?”
We have laughed and laughed over that. I was probably saved by the rain. Am I the only one who would say something that ridiculous when I’ve been pulled over?
You were not an ugly sight. He probably noticed how you barely fit under the steering wheel, then how sweet you were to be concerned for him when you were about to get a ticket.
Lalas Pequenos says
The funniest thing happened to me when I was pulled over. (expired sticker as well) When I was handing the officer my license, a bird that was flying over head pooped and the crap landed on my face! It went over the cop’s shoulder and hit me square on the face!! He was so stunned that he just said go, go but don’t forget to get your car inspected and ran off. Thanks bird!
Mom, I have pictures! 🙂 I was too lazy to go scan them, but thank you!
Lalas, Oh that made me laugh! Great story!
Sounds like something I would say.
Yes, believe it or not, some cops do have hearts. (Not me! I’d have pepper-sprayed you. Just kidding.) What city was it in?
Jenny @Home is Where... says
I love this story! You were probably the only non-grumpy person he had pulled over all day!