What a day

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
January 14, 2008 5:30am CST
Yesterday I went to my aunts house to do the laundry and Im usually there all day. Because you know how laundry takes up alot of time. And yesterday I left her house alot later then I usually do. I was really tired. And of course it starting raining last night while I was driving home and I hate driving in the rain. Next thing you know a cop pulled me over. Guess what I didnt have my license on me. I left in another wallet because I had just changed handbags. I told him that and of course I had to wait a million years while he ran my name and all that good stuff. He said I didnt have my lights on. I couldnt believe it because my lights on the dash were on. When I turn the windshield wipers on I must have turned them off. Good news he didnt give me a tickett and let me go. I thanked him and I know he must have been thinking I was such a dah! So have you ever been giving a break from a policeman?
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
14 Jan 08
No, not really. The very last time I got pulled over (about a week and a half ago), for my headlight being out because I hit a deer, he gave me a warning. But, everyother time I've been pulled over, I've gotten a ticket! I'm glad you didn't get a ticket. And I'm really glad you didn't get in an accident while driving in the rain with no lights on! Take care :-)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Im so glad too! There are some good ones out there!
• United States
14 Jan 08
I have been let go a few times....in fact, I have been let go every time. I just agree with them that I was driving to fast or that I didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign and they just tell me to be more careful. One day my luck will run out though.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Hi barbiegirl Im afraid it will too!
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
14 Jan 08
yes i was let off years ago,when i was training to be a nurse. i was pulled over on my way home after a evening shift.i think i was speeding a little at the time and the policeman did the usual and checked out all the details over the radio etc,meanwhile i was having a nervous breakdown.he started to write the ticket and noticed my nurses cap on the back seat and said to me do you work at the hospital,and i said yes. we dont book nurses especially from the local hospital.well i was so delighted he let me off.the next day who did i see at the hospital having breakfast,my friendly policeman who just gave me a nod.cheers sue
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh thats so great!
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
Yes, I have been given a break from a police officer. I was pulled over for speeding once, and I was let off with a warning. I find there are some really nice officers out there, wo will give you a break. There are some nasty ones though, who I think are on some sort of power trip. For the most part, if you are respectful, and pleasant, and don't give them attitude, you'll get the same in return.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Well I couldnt have thanked him enough!LOL
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
I dont and have never had my license, but i have driven without it a few times, Stupid me! lol i had to stop for directions once, and was even so brave as to ask the police man in the gas station for directions lol. I figured he wouldnt think anything was up if i walked straight up to his butt and asked him a question. lol luckily i didn't get caught. That would have been a HEFTY fine! Have you considered going to the laundry mat to do your laundry ? i know it costs more, but you can do as many loads as you can bbring with you and it takes just the same amount of time as one load, except the folding part, cause you can do ALL loads at once!! That's how i do mine. Usually ends up taking 20$ and 2-3 hours. for about 6 loads, isntead of 12 hours to do six lol.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes I have considered the laundramat and I couldnt stand to wash my clothes where a thousand of people have used that washer. Ewwwwww that turns my stomach.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
lol well i'd hope they use soap, and you use soap, so i'd think that would kill anything that could possibly be in there wouldnt it ? And if not the dryer would for sure.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I know but it still gives me the creeps.LOL
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Am glad you didn't get a ticket. I understand they can be rather expensive. I certainly understand your feelings about driving in the rain. It's worse than muddling through the snow. I have never been stopped by a policeman, never had a ticket and never had an accident. You can say I am proud of my record. I've been driving since I was 13 and it's now 48 years later and I'm still driving all over. Am starting to have trouble driving at night but that doesn't keep me homebound. Just am more cautious. So my theory is I should get a break on car insurance for being a good, safe driver for this many years of driving without any tickets. I questioned that when I talked recently to our agent about another issue, homeowner's insurance. Because of my age, the rates will go up and I can't defy age..lol Glad you got home safe.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
And you should be proud of that record. Ive never had any accidents. Touch wood! But I have had a couple of tickets.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I am really proud of my driving record. My husband only had one accident and it was a fender bender when he was 16 so he has a good driving record also. And he's never had any tickets.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh, good thing he let you go, that is so scary.. And yes, I was let go, my first pull over years ago. The reason was, my son had this car and the speedometer didn't work. I was on him to get it fixed, but he kept putting it off. This was before he had a license and I was taking him back and forth to work.. So, one day, after dropping him off at work, I guess I was speeding, because I had no one around me to help determine my speed, so I got pulled over. I had my license, but what I couldn't find, was the prove of insurance.. I did tell the officer the name of our insurance company and he did the same thing, ran my name and I waited forever. Finally he let me go.. I told my son, that he really needed to get that fixed. But what happened was, he got his license and ended up wrecking the car first..
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
So you lucked out too!
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• United States
14 Jan 08
Yep, and considering it was the first time I have ever been pulled over, I was terrified..
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes, I have. The last time I got stopped I was on my way home from work. I was so utterly fatigued all I could think of was getting home and lying down. I was apparently speeding. The officer looked at my license and my work ID, that was clipped to my collar. He said, "On your way home?" [he could tell from my address on my license that I was about a mile from home] I said yes. I must have looked dreadfully tired. He said, well you were more than fifteen miles an hour over the speed limit. But if you slow down to get home you'll be o.k. I'll just issue a warning." I think he had compassion for me. Not long after that I went on disability with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Most officers are human AND do their job.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Im glad it worked out for you!
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I'm glad you didn't get a ticket Terry. One year on Easter, I was driving back home from my mom's house. I had with me my grandparents, my son and my hubby in the car. I got pulled over but had no idea why. The cop wasn't very nice and asked me where I was going and shined a flash light in the car at everyone. I then asked him why I was pulled over. He told me that my tail light was out. At that time I didn't know what he was talking about so I asked him what he meant. I got out of the car and he went to show me on his car. Guess what, his tail light was out too. All he really could do at this point is give me a warning. I bet he felt dumb. We still laugh about this.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
LOL oh thats so funny! Im glad it worked out for you too!
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 08
I was wondering where you where Fancy driving with no lights on I don't know But no I have never been let of by one they are not nice People here the Police but its ok I only got caught speeding twice when I used to work lol and that was because I was late for an Appointment with a Customer well I was even more late then lol Love and Hugs
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yea I thought I would try it with no lights.LOL Well I almost wet my pants when I saw the lights and then the sirens. Hey I lucked out. Love you sweetie!
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
14 Jan 08
Hello my dear TerryZ. It is good to know that you were not fined by the cop, but were let go even if the licence was not with you yesterday after your explanation to him, who was so nice. So, dear friend, always try to remember to bring it with you. Good luck.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Hi williamjisir you better believe I will remember to take my license. When I came home I put it immediately in my purse.LOL
@alamode (3073)
• United States
14 Jan 08
The best break I've gotten is that I've never been pulled over! I don't drive now, but I used to cover a lot of territory... I don't know how I got so lucky, but I've always appreciated the fact!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Jan 08
You are very lucky!
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I am lucky to say I haven't been pulled over before. But I do know that there are policeman if your nice to them and respectful they are more likely to give you a break. I found that out from being friends with a policemen.