Ok, I need to share something that happened to me today.
Took my puppies to the groomer at 7:30 (about 20 mins away); hadn't showered, no make-up, yesterday's jeans and a sweatshirt, looked awful. Planned on getting home and jumping in the shower and getting ready for my day before my painters got there. Get off the freeway - road construction and it was a mess. Sign ahead says "right lane closed ahead." I'm in the left lane, no problem, people will be merging, no problem . . . easy, right? Big van in front of me, and I'm in my cute little red sports car, kinda low, and all of a sudden he merges right, and there are cones that are closing the left lane. Criminey! Now I have to get over, I hate butting in front of people, but I had no choice. Get up to the stop sign, there's all this construction traffic . . . yada yada. I finally am able to make my left turn. I SAW the motorcycle cop down the road. I saw him. But I wasn't doing anything wrong. (In fact, I had thought about pulling over and telling the construction crew they had the wrong sign posted! But ya know . . . it was the dirty hair, no make-up thing . . . just couldn't do it. At least I had my contacts in!) I had no more made my turn and the cop pulls me over. I did not for the life of me have a clue what I had done. He informs me I had made an illegal left turn.
No sign was posted, yada yada, I was very polite and tried explaining what had happened with the whole wrong sign thing. I got out of the car to plead my case (remember what I LOOK like!) and we chatted and WATCHED about 12 other cars do what I had just done. I told him I'd never had a ticket before. (big joke with my kids, I am such a rule follower) he says i can go to traffic school and it'll never show. He didn't get it. I've never had a ticket before!
"Sign on the line please Maam" (Geez I hate the word Maam!) and off he went to get all those other guys making left turns too.
I was disheartened. I had no camera (forgot about my phone) plus I was mortified that I had been pulled over in front of all the construction crew - good grief! I knew I had to get home.
Got home, showered, let the painters in, let the roofer in (that's another story from the girl whining about 80 degree weather!) Grab my camera and head back down there to take pictures. But of course, now it's all different. The sign now says left lane instead of right and there is a big "no left turn" sign on a cone in the crosswalk. Good grief how could I have missed it?
Pouting, I go about my day. Called my friend to moan and groan and then tried to get back into a positive mood. "When life gives you lemons . . . " right? Come home, go out to the mailbox and notice a business card on the front door mat. From the police dept! Note on the back. "Please contact me about citation issued this morning". I called and he told me that he had gone back to the intersection and upon further review of the incident, the construction posting was all incorrect and to bring my copy of the ticket down and he would delete the citation.
YAY! (BIG sigh)
He could've blown me off. I had absolutely no proof. But I knew in my heart I had done nothing wrong. But he went the extra step to make it all right. What a guy!!
AND JUSTICE PREVAILED!!!!!
So I am happy! Went and got my clean puppies, hubby taking me out to dinner.
It was a good day.
And guess what?!!!!!
There is a rainbow out the kitchen window!!! WHOO HOOO!
The Lord works in mysterious ways. Sometimes he knows it's just a little itty bitty thing that'll make you smile.
Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!! Hugs to all. Karen