So, I am in the last two weeks of Fall Quarter.  I got two papers back that were due earlier in the quarter.  “A” on both.  I find that entertaining since I was worried that I had not effectively answered the professors’ prompts.  Evidently, their TAs disagreed.  No complaints.

I got pulled over  for the third time in my life Tuesday evening.  First time with a passenger.  We were driving a long.  I saw a cop turn ahead of me and then drive by.  I, as I normally do when I see patrol cars, watched his progress in my rear mirrors.  I saw him turn, but traffic prevented me from seeing that he had actually turned around.  So, I was a bit surprised when he caught up and turned on his lights about half a mile down the road.  Wondering what he could have noticed about my driving, I pulled over.  My friend and I were on our way to Tae Kwon Do and pulled over in front of the school.  I wondered if any of our peers would realize who had been pulled over.  Turns out, the officer had noticed that I did not have a front tag on my car.  I do not.  I explained that I bought the car in Oklahoma, which does not require front tags.  Because of this, many of their cars do not have a place to put a front tag, mine included.  I did not tell him that I had been in Washington with that car for over three years without incident, though.  My front tag was in between the front seats of my car.  The officer accepted my explanation and asked for my license, registration, and insurance.  I cringed at the last item, because I had realized when he pulled me over that I had not updated my insurance form.  I got cited for the lack of proof of insurance, but can take in said proof within two weeks and have the citation dismissed.  I will be doing that tomorrow on my way home from class.  Joy.  Any hope of not being noticed from the dojang evaporated when I walked in.  I was greeted with several grins and my brother asking, “What happened?” My passenger was greeted with, “What did you do?” I made the comment that I had hoped no one would notice.  Oh well.  At least it happened before class.  I am a little impressed the officer noticed that in the dark, rain, and while making a turn.  I also wonder what he thought he would find.


About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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