Eeeeep!

I just got pulled over by the cops because my high beams were on.

Of course, I didn’t know my high beams were on, so I had no idea why the cop leaped out into the road to stop me. Here’s my internal monologue:

Hey, cops up ahead. Shitty job on a rainy day. My speed is ok, because I just slowed down to go through the flood back there. Oh. Oh my GOD! He’s pulling me over! Jeez! Is it a headlight? Brake light? Has there been a problem somewhere? Hey, they can’t pull me over, I work for the Co-Op. I’m driving a Co-Op car. Maybe they think I stole it? Oh God. What if they think I stole it? I can’t go to jail, I have to buy chips! Maybe they just want to know about the Co-Op. Do I have flyers? I have flyers. Ok. I can give him a flyer.

I pulled the car over.

Cop: Are you having trouble seeing? Because your high beams are on.
Me: Oh. I didn’t know. Thanks. (Turn them off)

The speed of thought is faster than the speed of light or sound, for sure.

2 Comments to “Eeeeep!”

  1. By Stephanie, November 21, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

    Cops are so funny. Like, he couldn’t just say, “Hey, your high beams are on.” He has to say, “Are you having trouble seeing?”

    I got pulled over a few months ago because I was (inadvertently) speeding in a school zone (it was mid-day, no kids were out, no signs were out saying to slow and I just forgot it was a school right there) and the guy was like, “Are you in a hurry?”

  2. By Liz, November 22, 2009 @ 2:15 am

    Wah, I know! Cops need to keep it official or else, what? I’ll start a civil war with my high beams?

    The funny thing was, I totally didn’t notice the high beams sign on the dash because I was watching the road so closely, because the rain and flooding was so bad. I was being overly-cautious!

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