You may recall throughout many of my random things about me posts, that I would boast of me never ever being pulled over when I was driving. That streak is over...for no reason.
Yesterday as I was turning on the main road toward our housing addition, there the vulture was in his roost waiting for his innocent prey.
I drove right by feeling quite confident that I had just turned and therefore barely getting to the accelerated speed of 40mph. I drove casually by and even gave him an acknowledging bow. Cause, I'm cocky and doing absolutely nothing wrong.
As I get a good 20 yards past him, I glance in the rear view mirror like I always do when passing the vultures, just to make sure the coast is clear. The white lights came on indicating he was backing up to turn around.
At this point I'm going through 572 things in my head of what I possibly could have done wrong. I was way below the speed limit. I had in fact signaled on my turn, though there's no way he could have really seen that. I am up to date on all my tags. My seat belt is buckled. What could it possibly be? I even thought maybe it's one of those citizen appreciation pullovers I'd heard about, where they pull people over just to tell them they appreciate safe drivers. Uh huh..yeah.
He catches up to me and turns the lights on.
Normally during a something like this, I always imagined I would be in some kind of anxiety attack freak out mode. Where I would even be breaking down in sobs to the officer telling him how sorry I was, though knowing nothing of my crime. Possibly even begging him to take me in. Have I mentioned I have a very guilty conscious for things I'm not even guilty of?
I surprised myself and was shockingly very calm.
I pulled out my license and insurance as I wanted to show him that I am the very model of a major modern citizen. (If you know where I got that from than you truly are awesome) He came up to the door looked at my tag and apologized, as he thought it was expired. He then continually apologized and told me to go my merry way. He didn't even check my insurance or anything. Bummer.
Does it even count as a real pullover if I was accused of nothing? I almost feel cheated out of the full pull over experience.