Writing… editing… what’s that? I have to admit, I’ve done neither the last month. I’ve been too sleep deprived and emotionally spent to even think about anything creative. And apparently it shows.
I was pulled over by a cop for talking on the phone. I usually use my head-piece in the car, but I was making a quick call and didn’t even think about using it. The next thing I know there are lights behind me. I pulled over hoping the police car would keep on going, but knew it wouldn’t. Sure enough it pulled in behind me. The cop asked if I knew why I was pulled over and I answered him truthfully. I knew it was because I was on the phone. I handed over my license and registration and answered all of his questions. And I started crying (did I mention I was an emotional wreck? I blame it on the hormones.) The cop looked at me, looked in the back seat at my two daughters (my youngest only a few weeks old) and told me he would be right back. I figured he was going to his car to write my ticket. I was such an obvious wreck though that I think he felt sorry for me because he came back a minute later and handed my license back. He told me he was going to let me off with a warning and then proceeded to lecture me on why I shouldn’t drive while using my phone. I thanked him and promised I wouldn’t do it again. Then I got out of there before he could change his mind.
I guess even being sleep deprived and an emotional wreck has its benefits. And I guess crying really can get you out of a ticket.