He would have been Officer X this morning.
So that mother of all witches - Karma - reared her head again this morning.
Only, she saved me . . . again.
Apparently she felt a little bad about the hold-up yesterday.
True and Rolli are gonna love this.
THIS is the reason I get pulled over so much:
I am always driving during commuting hours and I travel EVERY.DARN.INTERSTATE.AND.HIGHWAY.IN.ARKANSAS.
Morning commute to first center:
City streets to
Highway 286 to
Interstate 40 to
Interstate 430 to
Interstate 30 to
Highway 10 to
And I travel other interstates and highways as the day goes on - 440, 540, 365 - oh yeah, I play the number game all day.
Interstate 430 is where I get pulled over the most.
Mainly because I KNOW where the cops hide . . and that they are ALWAYS there . . . but I really just don't give a rat's patootie.
I also know where they are because the local Hip Hop station gives quarter of the hour updates on "Where the Po-Po's is at" . . . no SERIOUSLY.
But, I still don't care.
I want to get to work.
The sooner I get there, the sooner I can leave.
So, I'm on 430 this morning.
65 mph zone because it's about to split and turn into I-30.
I'm doing 87.
Semi truck in front of me.
SLOW AS CRAPOLA!
Which means, of course, that he was doing the speed limit.
But he's gargantuan so it seems like he's going much slower.
And this is important for a second reason . . . I can't see around him.
State Trooper is directly in front of him.
But I'm jammin out to Union Underground and ignoring anything save the road itself and my vehicle.
This cop was the COOLEST cop EVAAAARRRRR!
Comes up to my window and says:
"Here's the deal. I don't know how fast you were going, but it was damn fast."
I'm still trying to gauge the level of his anger.
"I didn't get to clock you because my radar wasn't on."
Ummm . . . so . . . yeah, huh, what?
"I pulled you over to warn you to slow down. But also to tell you that's pretty ballsy to pass a cop that fast. You must have brass ones."
Did he just, uh, compliment me???
"Hey, is that Mr. Deadman?"
He knows Union Underground????????
"Slow down. Don't pass anymore cops."
Seriously, Rolli, this guy should be your idol.
He reminded me a ton of you!
Oh . . and to True - - ha ha ha ha ha - I got out of another ticket!
"Turn me on, turn me on, Mr. Deadman
Yeah, I want it, I need it, to make a million
Yeah, I love it . . ."