Wednesday, November 11, 2009

the tale of the idaho cops

wow. i havent blogged in a week! not that any of you care, i'm sure, but i feel guilty.

maybe i'll catch up soon. or maybe i won't. but here's a little summary of recent life:
- went to a blogging workshop and met rachel from black*eiffel...definitely a highlight of the week
- been getting the NICEST cards to use for the card drive...for real, people are so sweet. i cant wait to send them off.
- went to idaho for the weekend to visit the sibs [and sib-in-law]. it involved lots of wind, giant hamburgers and many cows. more on that to come.

anyway, i do have an entertaining story, hence the title of this post. so on sunday we were getting ready to leave idaho, and b left to fill up the gas tank while i finished packing. on the way back to my sister's apartment he got pulled over by the rexburg PD for going 45 in a 25 mph zone -- this was a main road, mind you. they drive reeeeal slow in the country.

so he was upset, but not a big deal. we loaded the car, dropped my brother off and got on the highway. no joke -- less than 10 minutes later we saw a cop driving down the freeway in the opposite direction. he slowed down, put his lights on and turned around just as b started to slow down. and PULLED US OVER. 80 in a 65. second ticket in less than an hour.

b was pissed. actually, that's probably an understatement. he was really, really, really mad. and lucky me had to sit in the car with him while he cooled off. all i could do was laugh...what are the odds? honestly, if i had been driving, it probably would have happened to me too -- my average speeds are 50 mph city, 80 mph highway. i don't think my car operates at any other speeds, and those just aren't kosher in idaho.

anyway, one of the things i love most about b is that he rights himself pretty quickly, so an hour later he was back to his happy self and making plans to do online traffic school and avoid eating out for the next month to help contain some of the damage. still, gotta admit it was pretty hilarious. i guess my good cop luck ran out.

oh, and i don't think we'll be going to idaho ever again.

12 comments:

Amy said...

I am not a fan of small town po-po! I despise them actually! I got pulled over going to see my parents in MT and the cop told me I had to pay the ticket righ there on the spot. I didn't have the money with me so he followed me to an ATM and made me give him money! When I say "despise" them, I actually mean that I want them to go to hell!

LB3K said...

That is kinda funny-- I have a funny Idaho cop story, too. In Rexburg even. On Brandon and I's second date we were. . . ummm. . . talking in the park (OKAY, it was our first kiss!). Apparently there is a curfew on the parks in Rexburg and it was after curfew. A cop pulled up with his spotlight and asked if everything was okay and told us it was after curfew. He then asked me to come to the back of the car to talk privately. He asked me if there was anything going on that I didn't approve of or something like that. . . Pretty memorable for a first kiss. ;0)

Jean said...

Hahaha!! Okay, that's a huge bummer. Stupid traffic cops. I'm glad he's recovered, though. Shortly after Tim and I moved to Provo, Tim got pulled over twice in about a month for speeding. The first one was annoying, the second one was infuriating. (So I can imagine how mad B must have felt, with two in an hour!!) But at least Tim vowed to never get any more speeding tickets, and he hasn't. :-)

Dionne said...

Hahahaha - that is a new record, I think!

Melyni + Alma said...

.......Rexburg is the worst. I swear every time I go to that town, I get pulled over.
I got a ticket for not scraping my windows enough one winter......in THAT town.

dana said...

WOW! two tickets in one hour! That's a record. Kind of a cool record, I guess :)

dietcokegrrl said...

Wow--he's got me beat! I've gotten two tickets in one week, twice. Does that make sense? The first time, both were in West LA, and the second time both were in Pasadena--but I WAS 36 weeks preggo the last time. Can't a pregnant girl catch a break Pasadena PD? I seriously hate Pasadena PD AND their stupid parking enforcement drones.

Sorry Brandon--I feel your pain!

And yes, i just copied my facebook comment because I'm too lazy to type something else, but I wanted to comment here as well. Soooooo lazy today. :)

The Facks of Life said...

That is so something that would've happened to Matt.

I can see him now...flaming mad...then happy as a lark. :) We miss B.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Yikes. That is why we'll never drive through Oregon again, the cops there are LAME.

Oh, except, we have to drive through the ENTIRE STATE OF OREGON to get to Washington for Christmas...looks like I'll be driving then...

Season said...

Ha ha—I went to school in Rexburg. The cops seriously have nothing to do. For a journalism class once I had to go on a cop ride-along. In REXBURG. It was the dullest two hours of my life. The next time I see ya—we'll have a chat about kitchen aversions. :)

megan said...

rexburg is the town that people get ticketed in for j walking...

but hey, I think pasadena has its analness(that a word?) too...like with the whole parking for 2 minutes too long in a 2 hour parking zone..

and it is a funny story...

JoLee said...

Ha ... tell B I know how he feels. Well, actually never had 2 in one hour before :)