Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Harrowing Experience

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.

Barbara Jean

7 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Oh goodness, I can understand that you were shaken. It's hard to think quickly in those situations, isn't it? But praise God you were ok.....and didn't get a ticket!!!!

Suzanne
Have a blessed Easter!

Denise said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! Oh, my......I could feel my heart pounding as you told the story...it is scary now days....you never know. glad everything turned out alright...

Diminutive Discoveries said...

I can relate to that one! I was pulled over a couple years ago and went through the entire song and dance to find out, he pulled me over for.... dum-de-dum... have a tinted plate cover! All I could think was... seriously?!? The car was seven years old- pulled over before and was even fished out of the ditch with a cop in attendance and NOW you pull me over?!? Then, the ticket I do get is for---- having an expired insurance card- it had expired the day before! Grrrr...

nikkicrumpet said...

What is it about being stopped by a policeman that makes us so freaked out! Even when we know we haven't done anything wrong. I always feel so guilty even when I know I'm not guilty of anything lol. I'm glad he didn't give you a ticket...and I hope you get that fixed quick! Happy Easter!

Diminutive Discoveries said...

I can relate to that one! I was pulled over a couple years ago and went through the entire song and dance to find out, he pulled me over for.... dum-de-dum... have a tinted plate cover! All I could think was... seriously?!? The car was seven years old- pulled over before and was even fished out of the ditch with a cop in attendance and NOW you pull me over?!? Then, the ticket I do get is for---- having an expired insurance card- it had expired the day before! Grrrr...

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Candy said...

Glad all is well in the end. Hope you are enjoying a blessed and restful Easter weekend.
Peace and Joy, Candy