Driving from wk to the bank to pay the mortgage yesterday. All of a sudden police lights in my rearview. Oh crap.
Me: I don’t think I was speeding.
Officer: When was the last time you got tabs?
Me: um. Oh crap. I thought I bought them.
Officer: no ma’am they are expired. From October. Is there a reason for that?
Me: I forgot and I am an airhead?
Me: its in the trunk in my purse
Officer: ma’am you cannot get out ofthe car during a traffic stop.
Officer: give me the older registration and I will run your name. Insurance? I see you are trying to pull it up on your phone. You do understand that only wks if you have internet signal.
Me: yes sir (misty eyed at this point, and angry because I forgot the DAMN TABS). He walks away. As I frantically try to get my insurance card.
Officer comes back.
Me: almost have it…
Officer: well, a ticket for expired tabs, a cracked window, no license and no insurance..is blah blah blah
Me: frantically money budgetting in my head, yes sir.
Officer: but this time I am going to let you go with a warning.
Me: babbling in my head. Thank you very much sir.
A loophole? Perhaps. I am just glad he didn’t slap me with the over 500.00 in fines. Still can’t afford to fix the crack in the window, but the tabs are payed…
Word Prompt – loophole ( a day late)