Thursday, September 23, 2010

A warning and a Hail Mary . . .

I've been rushing around like a crazy person this week, and yesterday I was told, in no uncertain terms, to slow down.

It came in the form of flashing lights in my rear view mirror.  The kind that make my gut clench and think, oh, crappola.

The motorcycle police officer was very kind.

"I was speeding, wasn't I?" I asked sheepishly.

"Yes, you were.  31 in a 25 MPH zone.  The folks around here have asked us to encouage people to slow down."

He asked if I drove drove in this neighborhood very often.  Hardly ever, I said.  I was on my way from early morning mass, taking a back road because the main street was so busy.

He scribbled on a piece of paper and handed it to me, smiling.  "Here's a warning. . . and say one Hail Mary."

9 comments:

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Too funny!! That definitely is a sign to slow down!

Susanne said...

LOL. I don't think I've ever had a speeding ticket. That's my hubby's department. He is now banned (by me)from driving down any street that has a playground zone.

Susanne said...

Oh and btw, I tagged you for a meme if you want to do it. :v)

Joanne said...

LOL. That's a good one. And I'll bet you did say that Hail Mary, in thanks!

Bill said...

Slow down, girl! You can't enjoy the journey if you're solely focused on the destination.
I'm glad you just got a warning. You must be living right.

Becky said...

Hahaha ... that is GRRRREAT!!! We need more public servants with grace and a sense of humor.

Sherri said...

I guess that was a sign to slow down! That was nice of that cop to just give you a warning!

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
BOY!!! WERE YOU LUCKY. YOUR HEART WAS PROBABLY GOING QUITE FAST. YOU POOR LUCKY GIRL. I'M SURE LOLLY SENT HIM ON YOUR TRAIL....SOOOOOO
S L O W..D O W N
TAKE CARE, LOVE AUNT RIZ

Country Dreaming said...

Thnk goodness it was a warning!

Melinda