Man, I just remembered I have another "must do" on my list. Soon, very soon, I need to take traffic school (thank God they have it online now!!) for a traffic ticket I got the first weekend I arrived back in Florida.
I went to get the car checked out for my mom at the local gas station and back home, I didn't see the cop lurking somewhere behind me as I pulled a "California roll" through the stop sign--coming to a near stop, but not really stopping; it's more of a suggestion of a stop, a mere whisper, a pause to make sure no other cars are there. And at this particular stop, there are hardly ever any other cars, especially on a Sunday morning. It's a quiet spot. He could have let it go.
But no. As soon as I saw him pull out behind me, I knew I was screwed. In fact, he pulled me over, didn't even tell me why, just got my driver's license and went to write up a ticket! Bastard could have at least given me a warning, no? No. He came back to the car handed me my ticket and said, "By the way, you got this ticket because you ran that stop sign back there."
At this point, I have a ticket, no matter what and I just couldn't resist--"Yeah, but there was nobody there anyways." I mean, really, what's he going to do? Give me another ticket for stating a fact?