Thursday, May 15

Writer's Workshop- Not for Long

Last fall, when I started c25k, I was going jogging everyday after I dropped off Yvette at school. It was a great habit that I got going and was so proud of myself. This one day, after I was done I was so happy because I had ran for 5 minutes straight! I was over the moon! Then the day got even better because everything was working out for the #MAM in October, and I had just got off the phone with the police department and they okay'd the march. I was jumping for joy. I was still at the track at this time, so I grabbed the keys and started driving home.

I was literally dancing in my seat. Right at that second I didn't make a complete stop at a new stop sign in front of a school. It was a rolling stop. Then a few seconds later.... yup, a cop was right behind me and turned on his lights! HAPPY FEELING? GONE!

I was so bummed. So I pulled over and he walked up to me and I told him I was having the best morning. He didn't respond to that, just said why I didn't stop. I could have lied and said I was not from the area, but I was drenched in sweat and in my work out clothes. I still lied, but I should have just said the truth that it was a new stop sign and I forget to stop sometimes, I told him I didn't see it. Which was a lie because, I did and it was a rolling stop, so he knew I had seen it.

He gave me a ticket, FUDGE! And we were at a bad time financially, I knew we weren't going to be able to pay it. I DIDN'T TELL MY HUSBAND! I kept it from him for over six months! I went to go talk to the judge and got community service. My mom was with me, she knew and we agreed that I would help her at church, as she helps and volunteers for a few organizations, so I helped out for a few weeks.

Then a few months after that hubby found a copy of my hours and he was so mad! I almost got away with it!

Mama’s Losin’ It
 
Linking up with Mama Kat's writer's workshop!

2 comments:

  1. Wow. That is crazy. Sorry it ruined your day tho!

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  2. Oh man! If that cop only knew how disruptive that ticket was going to be for the next 6 months! That being said, we all make mistakes, people get tickets everyday...nothing to get too worked up about especially considering you worked it off.

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