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The Streak is Over!

I knew this day would come...I just didn't know when. I was always proud to tell people that I had never gotten a ticket. Especially when you consider that I'd been stopped 14+ times...I literally don't know how many times because I stopped counting at 14.

However, I feel that I should explain that most of those stops were bogus stops because in college, I used to drive an Eclipse which is a sports car, and I'd always gets stopped on weekends, late at night, near campus. I was stopped 3 times for "drunk driving". I have some crazy stories of getting stopped and how I got out of the legitimate speeding tickets...but there was always one common factor: the cop was a male.
Now, if you know me at all, you've probably heard me say that I couldn't flirt to save my life. It's true. My sisters could attest to that...however, when it came to tickets, I was always genuinely sorry for the legitimate stops and somehow, that always got me out of my tickets.
This brings us to last Saturday. I was late...AS ALWAYS. But this time, I knew there was a classroom of little 3 year olds that needed to get their Christmas gifts that were in my car. So, needless to say, I was speeding.

When I looked in my rearview mirror to see

My thoughts was, "Hmm, I wonder if I'll get out of this one"...and my questions was immediately answered when I saw that the cop was a...

Let's just say, my streak is over as I am no longer a part of those with a "clean record". :(


Heidi Rink. said...

Well Tam, even though I have always been bugged that you have never gotten a ticket and I have been stopped 14+ times and only gotten away with ONE warning...I was still sad for you that you got your first. It's never fun...believe me, I would know.

Minders said...

What a bummer Tami. I still think it's amazing that you've gotten out of so many tickets! I've only had two tickets - #1 I totally deserved; #2 - Was given to me by a woman cop.

On the bright side Noah is LOVING his Christmas gift from you! He slept with his car last night and it chewing his red gum right now. When he woke up this morning he said "Mommy, I want my Christmas bag." He got out his pen and paper and was exclaiming over the fact that they were "HIS". :)

Amber said...

Having listened to so many of your "get out of ticket stories" and since I never seem to meet the sympathetic male cop . . .I was having trouble feeling TOO empathetic. : )

But Heidi's right - I can't stay that way too long. I don't care how many tickets you've had or haven't had, it's NEVER fun. So I am sorry Tam.

Hope your streak can begin again!

leisle deisle said...

okay, so i was going to write "it's about time!" click post comment and chuckle to myself, but everyone else is being so sweet about it so now i just feel like a big jerk! love you tam :)

Sharlin said...

that's so funny. :) sorry your streak has ended. :)

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

That is so funny Tami. WOW, 14+!!!!

Rebekah said...

well, I guess I'm going to have to carry on the tradition of sympathetic cops for us eh? I have only been stopped twice but both times just got warnings. i must say i'm bummed your streak is over...it was fun being able to rub it in that you and i had clean slates together. oh well...

Alissa said...

Maybe you should just start obeying the law! :)
As the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end."

Christen Leigh said...

That is sad that your ticket-less streak has come to an end.... but holy cow! How in the world did you get pulled over that many times without getting a ticket?! I have been pulled over 3 times and have yet to drive away ticket-less. Teach me your skills! :)

Hope you have a Merry Christmas-- good to see you last weekend!

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