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Now I'm paranoid

So I paid my ticket Wednesday. Since then, I've been so completely paranoid about getting another. I believe the fine doubles if I get another within the year. Yikes!

Thankfully, my car has cruise control and I've been using it whenever I can to avoid "accidentally" going too fast.

Two times this week, however, law enforcement has made my heart race. Saturday morning I was leaving work at 3 a.m. after my proof-reading shift for Saturday's paper. Of course, just outside of Bryan I pass a state trooper. I looked down at my speedometer: 58 mph going down-hill. He'll leave me alone, right?

Wrong. I watched in terror as his brake lights came on in my rear view mirror. Then he turned around and suddenly was on my bumper, following me a little too close for comfort. I braced my hands on the wheel and turned the cruise down to exactly 55. All I could think was "Please leave me alone, please leave me alone."

He followed me for the longest five miles of my entire life. I have a feeling he was just making sure I wasn't a drunk driver out in the wee-hours of the morning. Once he saw that I never crossed the center line or even went a half-mile of the speed limit, he turned around to follow another driver. Thank goodness!

Then this morning, I saw my favorite sheriff's deputy in the exact same hiding spot on my way to work. Checked the speedometer: 53 mph. Hahahahaha! You can't pull me over this time, bucko! Even though I still flinched when I passed, I was so relieved to be in the clear this time.

Needless to say, I love my cruise control and will be using it like it's going out of style. I believe the next 11 and a half months will be the longest of my entire driving-privileged life.

Happy SLOW driving everyone!


  1. Continue to be paranoid...if more poeple were paranoid, we'd have less accidents...if more poeple drove with their moms/wives...we'd all be a little safer...but paranoid...


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