Monday, December 13, 2010

Road Rage

OK, so I think this post is going to solidify in your mind that I either A. Have road rage (because of what happened here) or B. Am completely justified...

It was one of those sleepless nights last night, and on my way to work this morning, I was just minding my own business, driving up the same highway I drive every morning. There was a minivan in the left hand lane cruising at under 60mph, which forgive me if I'm wrong but I thought that was illegal. I was getting frustrated and in that frustration I threw my hands off the steering wheel, not sure what I was hoping what would happen, but didn't imagine what happened next.

All of the sudden I see the blue and red lights flashing behind me, my heart started racing. I have never gotten a ticket - knock on wood - in my whole life. I pulled over into the gas station at the end of the freeway and followed the usual instructions.

Cop: What are you in such a hurry for this morning ma'am?
Me: Um, just going to work?
Cop: License and registration?

I don't know about you, but that moment when the cop takes your papers back to his car, or bike in this matter, it feels like it takes forever... (Sandlot style)

Cop: Alright, well it looks like you were having a bit of road rage this morning.
Me: (Staring blankly, racking my mind, what did I do?)
Cop: I saw you throw your hands in the air.

Right then, no matter how bad it was, all I wanted to say was,
"I throw my hands up in the air sometimes."

However, I refrained, I didn't feel like back talking back to a police officer this morning... He let me go with a warning and told me to just take it easy.

What would you have done? Ever feel like being cheeky?
I really felt like saying,
"You must be bored."
"You must need to hit your quota for the weekend."
"I'm just an innocent girl trying to get to work!"

Either way, thanks motocop for letting me go with a warning. Although, there are no promises I won't throw my hands up in the air if song comes on the radio...


  1. wowww... someone was on an ego trip today! I would have been like, "what, you never get excited about a song while your driving?" People are ALWAYS jamming out in their cars, how did he know? Geesh!

  2. I didn't even know you could get stopped for road rage!!!!??!?!??! I probably would have been mean to the cop. How did he know you were mad? You could have been dancing!

  3. that's ridiculous! I know Pullman cops pull people over for dumb things like that because they are generally looking for drunk drivers (go Pullman...) but that really is ridiculous! It wasn't officer kellams was it? if it was I'll have a talking to him at Christmas! :o)

  4. I can't believe you got pulled over for that! I'm glad you got let go with just a warning though! I hope the rest of your day goes better :)

  5. I don't know if it's illegal to drive severely under the speed limit, as you imply the van was doing, but it's gotta be as dangerous as speeding. (OK, OK - I got that from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody when London was learning how to drive. But forgive my childish nature - I don't have my license). But still, why pull someone over for throwing their hands up in the air and calling road rage? Road rage is when you yell and cuss and swear at someone for cutting you off or not going when the traffic light turns green - right?

  6. haha I didn't know you can get pulled over for road rage?! Maybe the police officer should be more alert and pull over the person going 60mph which is more likely to cause an accident than road rage.. silly police man! I would've sung to him haha :) x

  7. Wwwhhhaaaatttt???!!! Are you serious?! I have seen much more WORSE road range than that. Sorry to hear you got pulled over, esp. for a dumb, dumb, DUMB reason. LOL. I think he reached his quota. Haha. At least you got a warning!

    Oh, and I wanted to know that you made my new post! I love your blog (esp. posts like this that makes me laugh till my tummy hurts) and always look forward to reading more. :)

    <3 Ash

  8. haha! loving that song and loving your blog! I'm following! :)

  9. That's ridiculous. I would have pulled away more ticked off than when he stopped me! When did the police become such a waste of $?

    Ok, that's my rant because I was driving down a back road (in the snow!) the other day and watched a state trooper swerve into my lane to go around a trash can in the road...AND KEEP GOING. Hello! I stopped and moved it out of the road before someone got hurt. Aren't they supposed to protect and SERVE? It's not like he was on his way to an accident or a bank robbery or in a high speed pursuit or anything. There's more to keeping people safe than writing tickets! Ugh!