Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Adding Insult to Injury

I got a speeding ticket the other day. But let’s not all start casting stones. Who among you hasn’t, on occasion, found yourself to be driving 40 in a 30 mph zone? Hmm?

Anywho, as if the ticket itself wasn’t bad enough, he filled out the information on my vehicle as follows:

Make: Ford
Style: Bus

Did you see that? I thought I’d been driving a van around all this time. Sure it was a big van, and I was a little sheepish about that, still, it was just, you know, . . . a van. Anyone could see that, right?

Apparently not. Apparently some people think I am clearly driving a . . . BUS.

8 comments:

Perla said...

Oh man. I've had a rough rough day but I just now spit cookies (Mother's English) onto the computer monitor. SOrry about the ticket. Did I tell you when I got a ticket last summer for leaving the kids in the running van (doors locked, Grace in charge) while I ran in to grab one thing at Lowes? That was so super humiliating. And expensive. And made me really angry because the cop was such a jerk and there was an old man just sitting there staring at me and I know he thought I was such a horrible mother. I literally ran from the car, inside to exactly what I needed and self-checked out. I kid you not it was 5 minutes and the cop was pulling up as I was walking back to the van. He probably wrote that I was in a bus just for the added humiliation. But that is a sad, angry, and humiliating story. Yours is kind of sad because we all hate to pay speeding tickets. But also very funny that he called your van a bus. I love you.

Krissy-loo said...

Hahahahaha. Poor, poor Nancy. That policeman clearly doesn't see well at all!

Nancy said...

Ooh, Shan, that does get my goat. I have had multiple times when I have been informed "you are a terrible mother" -- in whatever words for things like that. But I can't believe you got a ticket. Though, to be honest, I am glad they didn't take your children away and put them immediately in foster care because that would certainly be better for them than sitting in a locked air conditioned car for two seconds. I know I sound bitter. It is just I really do want my kids to be safe, but I don't like when I can't use my good judgement as a mother because people have already decided extreme things I must comply with. Boo.

But, maybe if you'd been in a van it would have been even worse. . . . Or better?

Nancy said...

When I said "van", I meant "bus" of course.

marz said...

Ohhh - this was so good that I had to have Jon read it. It started laughing, shook his head, and said, "That's awesome!" Loved it!

jami said...

Bahahahaha that is HILARIOUS !!!! And at
Least now you know your bus-I mean van - can really go!! :) hehehe

Nancy said...

Well, I am glad it gave Jon a chuckle.

And Jam, no kidding! Ha! I was complaining what bad luck since probably everyone drives 40 or more on that particular road, and Mike just said something about "well, when you're a big target . . ." So sadly true. Totally keeps me humble.

Ashley said...

Oh that is the most awesome thing I've heard in a good long while.

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