OK, don't panic! It wasn't a huge harrowing experience, just one of those things that makes you're heart beat faster for a few minutes.
Coming home from the shop last night, this car was following me tooo close. (that really irritates me, plus being unsafe).
Two blocks from home, there red and blue flashing lights came on!
EEK! I'm being pulled over!! Now, you may not know me very well to know i am pretty much 'goody two shoes' when it comes to driving. Speed limit 45? I'm doing 45. Stop before turning on a red light? I stop. You get the picture.
So I'm thinking what on earth did i do? Was that a red light i just turned on?
So, I pull over, and start reaching for my purse to get my license out. Can't reach my purse in the back seat, and policeman is walking up to the car.
Well I've watched enough good guy bad guy shows over the years to know not to get out of the car to get it, so I waited till he was up at the window before i did anything. (make a note here: what I should have done is call 911, and make sure they had someone in that area. There are an awful lot of bad guys out there, posing as good guys, and.... well, you know).
He asked for my licence, registration, and insurance card. I explained that my purse was in the back seat, and proceeded to get out and get it. He was watching every step. (too many bad guys have 'things' hidden in their back seat so they are very cautious, and I'm glad.)
He asked me to get out my other papers and he took my licence and said he would be right back. (checking to see if i was who i said, and no wants or warrants out for my arrest, not a stolen car etc.)
He came back, looked at my other papers, and FINALLY told me why he stopped me!
I HAD A HEADLIGHT OUT!!! WHEW!!
Then, no written warning or anything, just get it fixed s soon as i could.
I thanked him. We both got is our cars and I drove off. (I nearly hit someone when I pulled out i because our nice 'trooper's lights were blinding me!) Oh, dear, a ticket this time??
Whew! He did not come after me.
I drove the last 2 blocks to my house, my heart still pounding, and I'm thinking as I drive off, "MY word, don't these guys have anything better to do?"
OK, now. I know that was not any big deal. I guess i had to share that because my fella has been in Mexico on a mission trip all week, and being pulled over was the most unsettling part of my week.
PTL. A bit of heart pounding!! I can live with that. =0)
My guy comes home tonight, and I hope he has had nothing worse happen to him than a little heart pounding.
Blessings and prayers as the group is on their last part of their journey home.