December 1 08

oh, Officer McBride, have i got a bone to pick with you, miss. yes, yes, i get that you are trying to keep speeding down in our neighborhood. i get that. trust me, i do. i curse out the crazy kids who drive at 80mph down our residential street because i am a) old and b) concerned for the safety of my children. but, i gotta tell you. you need something better to do at 8:30am on a sunday morning.

because i was out on a mission. coffee for the husband and me. it was much, much needed after the complete and total barf-o-rama weekend. why yes, little miss isabella decided to saunter into our bedroom at 6:15 in the am on saturday morning, tell us that she was going to throw up, haul her little tushy to the bathroom, and make good on her promise. lather, rinse, repeat. all day.

and we all know how i. feel. about. barf.

so, i was out. getting the reinforcements we needed. and then, along with the only other 9 cars on the road, pulled over.

for going 52 in a 40 zone. that’s kilometers, people. which means that i was speeding. SEVEN miles over the limit. on a deserted street. before 9am on a sunday.

hi, i’m speed racer. a total menace to society.

Officer McBride was all too kind and knocked it down to only 10km over.

TOO KIND. and i actually told her so. in a slightly sarcastic tone. and as a had a vision of me calling my husband from jail in my sweats and unbrushed hair telling him that his coffee was gonna be REAL cold because i got arrested for snarking an officer….i quickly pulled away and raced – as fast as my car at 4km an hour could go – home.

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  1. At least it’s no points???? Not that that will be much comfort???

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    Comment by Cindy on December 1, 2008
  2. The metric system is lame.

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    Comment by slynnro on December 1, 2008
  3. Oh that completely sucks Ali! Especially the barf part…I share your fear of all things barf…couldn’t even watch the video you linked to…and the ticket too top it off..the worst! I hope everyone is feeling better and crossing my fingers that no one else is puking!

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    Comment by KathyM on December 1, 2008
  4. Oh that asucks. All of it. I hope that you went back for new cups of coffee.

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    Comment by Renée aka Mekhismom on December 1, 2008
  5. OH.MY.GOD. Did we have the same “catch me now” signs across our cars yesterday? I have a pic of MY speeding ticket on my recent post. I almost fell off my chair laughing when I came here. LOL!!

    But I was going faster than you and he did drop it down… oops.

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    Comment by Holly on December 1, 2008
  6. and my son barfed last night too. joy.

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    Comment by Holly on December 1, 2008
  7. That’s some expensive coffee. But hey, I’d take a hit for coffee. Was it Timmie’s? I’d take a hit for Timmie’s.

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    Comment by Nenette on December 1, 2008
  8. no doubt in my mind I would fight that in court. I don’t think they can ticket you unless you’re going more than 10 mph over here. atleast I hope they can’t.

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    Comment by kristin on December 1, 2008
  9. Sorry about the barf :( Maybe this will cheer you up:
    http://irishgumbo.blogspot.com.....treat.html

    Hey, how did the coffee turn out? Good?

    And my post feed still refuses to show up :(

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on December 1, 2008
  10. I’m thinking they had a monthly quota to fill.

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    Comment by Angella on December 1, 2008
  11. I probably would have mouthed off and ended up in jail…Way to restrain.

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    Comment by Nap Warden on December 1, 2008
  12. *stifles laughter*

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    Comment by Maria on December 1, 2008
  13. Do they have ticket quotas in Canada? They must if someone was out ticketing at 9 AM on a Sunday morning.

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    Comment by Kristabella on December 1, 2008
  14. This reminds me of the summer when I was pulled over by OFFICER PIGEON-FACED HALL (if only I had his full real name, I would totally ruin his Internet reputation) for going 70 in a 70, but instead citing me for 94!!! That’s reckless driving, and after a four-hour round trip to court, the issue still hasn’t been resolved. I hate cops on power trips.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on December 1, 2008
  15. oh Ali sorry about the barffest.i’ve had all 3 girls puking off and on all weekend.hope they stop soon…

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on December 1, 2008
  16. Too bad it was a Ms. You could have used your smile and that nappy hair to talk your way out with a Mr.

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on December 1, 2008
  17. Vomiting AND a speeding ticket?! OK, that sucks more than my weekend! I think we get a pass up until we’re 10 mph over the limit. That or I’ve just been EXTREMELY lucky!

    :)

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on December 1, 2008
  18. You know, I find that female officers are really hard on female drivers. I hope you got that coffee – most expensive you’ve probably ever had.

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    Comment by kgirl on December 1, 2008
  19. You should have told her about barfapaloosa 2008 going on in your house while you breathed on her.

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    Comment by kd@abitsquirrelly on December 1, 2008
  20. I got pulled over once when I was pregnant, CRYING, in front of my office, wearing clothes that clearly identified me as a worker of said office, and the cop asked me if I was okay and THEN gave me a ticket. Bastard.

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    Comment by heather... on December 1, 2008
  21. Are you serious??? Well, of course you’re serious or you wouldn’t be writing about it. Guess the whole “getting in their quota by month’s end” rings true.

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    Comment by Jennifer, Playgroups are no place for children on December 1, 2008
  22. Ugh. That SUCKS. I hope Bella’s feeling better now. And that nobody else has caught it.

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    Comment by mamatulip on December 1, 2008
  23. When my wife got pulled over for creeping a stop sign she asked the officer: “So, are you pulling over all of the honor’s students leaving their reception tonight?”

    That cop showed up in court when she fought her ticket. He brought diagrams and stuff.

    She said something similar once when customs Canada pulled us over in Windsor for an inspection. She’s going to jail for sure someday.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on December 1, 2008
  24. they are EVERYWHERE here in toronto. Holly (from hollythisandthat) had a similar experience — only not with a female officer, with a not-hot officer.

    I hope Bella’s feeling better!

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    Comment by Haley-O on December 1, 2008
  25. oh you poor thing. how did you manage with all that barfing?

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    Comment by Giblet on December 1, 2008
  26. that really sucks! i said to aaron yesterday that 10 km must be like 7 miles over the speed limit. is there nothing more important for the police to do than hand out speeding tickets at 8 am?

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    Comment by adrienne on December 1, 2008
  27. I just spent the last ten minutes trying to figure out Kilometers vs. miles and then decided I am too dumb to figure it out.

    I haven’t had the problem here, but in LA, the last day of the month is when they try and give out as many tickets as possible, which is why it’s common to see 6 people pulled over on one freaking block. I once got on for not yielding to a pedestrian. The pedestrian who finally made it too the intersection, about the time the cop had fully written out my ticket.

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    Comment by Issa on December 1, 2008
  28. I swear that you must have been in Cleveland and not CA. Or maybe the officer was from here. Sounds just like what we have going on. UGH.

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    Comment by OHmommy on December 1, 2008
  29. Somebody complained. That’s the only reason for them trapping at less than 20km/h over. One of your neighbours was a squeaky wheel, and you got greased.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on December 1, 2008
  30. Bah. Glad you did the math for me, though. ;-)

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    Comment by Colleen - Mommy Alwa on December 2, 2008
  31. Obviously the officer didn’t believe in forgiveness since it WAS SUNDAY!

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    Comment by gorillabuns on December 2, 2008
  32. And they deny having a quota. 10 km over at 8:30 in the morning.
    Bullshit I tell ya!

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    Comment by monstergirlee on December 2, 2008
  33. Those cops are everywhere on a Sunday morning…they haven nothing better to do.

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    Comment by Gabriella on December 2, 2008
  34. Whatever happened to “If you’re under eight we’ll let you skate, but if you’re over nine, then you’re mine.”

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    Comment by Christina on December 3, 2008
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