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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by colton, Aug 3, 2017.
A seat on the train with a backstop behind it. It's great for sleeping.
This kid is a good egg.
Good ****ing kid. Good-looking and seemingly cool/ballsy too. Kid will get laid a lot.
So I posted about my new car in a different thread.
It's a manual transmission and I haven't driven a manual in about 7 years, and from what I've read this one is finicky. So I've been driving a lot to try to feel comfortable with the clutch and the car.
So I'm out for a cruise yesterday, a sunny Saturday, and I'm headed home on the south end of the belt route, headed west. I'm at the point just after the exit to I-15 and where people are merging onto I-215 from I-15. It's an extended downhill drive and I'm doing some "spirited" driving. I know this is a common spot for speed enforcement. I usually don't speed downhill. If you don't know, cops are like fisherman, they usually go where the fish are, and people speed downhill a lot more than they do going uphill, so I usually do most of my fun driving going uphill.
Anyway, I move to the right at the point where the I-15 drivers merge so as to give them room and I see a car in my rear-view that comes from the left lane and looks like a Charger (common Utah Highway Patrol car). I start slowing down immediately. The car gets closer and yeah, it's a Highway Patrol. He is in the lane to the left of me, he pulls alongside and I look over with an "I'm sorry" look on my face and give him an acknowledging nod. Meanwhile I'm now doing 60mph in a 70mph zone. I move to the right. He hangs back a little and stays to my left. My exit is the next one coming up so I take the exit and so does he. I'm thinking he was waiting for a good spot to pull me over because he hasn't hit his lights yet. But as I go right off the exit he goes left.
My insurance is going to go WAY up anyway because of my new (to me) car, but man, I can't imagine how much higher it would go if I got a speeding ticket before I even added it to my insurance.
So thank you Mr. Highway Patrolman.
But I can't help thinking that if he had pulled alongside and saw someone who fit a different profile, that person would have gotten a ticket. I also think he probably looked-up who the car was registered to and I haven't had a speeding ticket in more than 8 years, so maybe that helped.
Thats a good one for this thread for sure. I hate speeding tickets. Luckily i havent got one in like 10 years. I drive like an old grandpa though.
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I drive fast and aggressive, but I haven’t had a speeding ticket since I was 17. I remember one time I was driving down to Snow College. Just as I left, I remembered a paper I was supposed to have done while I was home for the weekend, but forgot. I decided to bust my *** down there and do it. I was probably doing 90 and passed a Utah County Sheriff. I slowed down in a hurry, but he pulled me over. He came up to me and asked if I knew how fast I was going and I said “yes. Do you?” I knew he didn’t and he knew that I knew he had no clue. He must not have liked my answer because it took like 15 minutes to run my driver’s license to “make sure” I wasn’t a “wanted criminal”. Since he no idea of my actual speed, the only thing he could say to me was “slow down, next time you won’t be so lucky”.
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I got pulled over once for speeding and I had my wife's wedding ring on me (this was before I had proposed to her) and I showed it to the cop and made up a story about how I was on my way to meet her at the airport cause I was taking her on a helicopter ride to propose to her (that is actually how I did propose eventually) and that I was running late.
He was like, "well, what are you doing talking to me then?, Get going already and hurry!".
I thought about buying a fake wedding ring to always keep in my truck just in case I get pulled over so I could use that story again.
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I've been pulled over once since I turned 30. It was for my license plate illuminator light being out. I asked him if it was a slow night. He kind of smirked and said "yeah. Have a nice night." And let me go.
Otherwise I haven't had a ticket in 20 years. I don't really drive like a grandpa but I've become good at assessing where I can drive faster and where I can't.
I drive like a grandpa. Of course, that's because I am a grandpa and I drive like myself.
Last time I got pulled over I was on my way to church choir practice. I'm the director and I was speeding to get there on time. I said, "I'm sorry, officer, I was totally speeding, but I need to be at choir practice in 2 minutes because I'm the director. Do what you need to do, but please try to get me on my way as soon as you can." He went back to his car, probably ran my plates to make sure car wasn't stolen, and about 4 minutes later I was back on the road with just a warning.
Time before that I was on my way to a church youth activity with four 14-15 year old young men in my car. I passed a cop on the highway--I couldn't see him, he was to the right of a truck or something; I was in the left lane going about 10 mph over the speed limit. Cop pulled me right over and ticketed me. The young men totally loved it.
Standing on the train platform waiting to go to work in an LSU hoodie and some dude walks up and asks me if i play football for them. 37 years old, grey hair in my beard, fat as cow and this dude thinks im a college athlete. bwahahaha!!!
Maybe he said played, past tense, you deaf ****?
I dunno he looked too earnest for it to be a wind up, which is what i would do, just a harmless idiot I think.
When you're trying to figure out how to use your Audible credit and a book you never expected to have another book in the series has one and has the same fantastic voice actor from the first one.
Children of Time is a great book (I've only listened to it, but Mel Hudson is fantastic).
Children of Ruin is starting out really strong (Mel Hudson again).
I didn't expect it after the way the first book ended, but this story, this universe has a lot more story to tell and it is really working so far.