Friday, November 02, 2007
I fought the law and the law won?
Okay... so many of you know that i have what is sometimes an "unruley temper." ...Now i'm not the type to throw fits or hit things but i do have a mouth on me when i feel like people are being stupid....Well... after reading Janae's blog the other day about stupid Provo parking and how we have even LESS of it now...i was PISSED. I drove home with anti-Utah tunnel vision and just wanted to get home and relax...Well... (and i don't usually do this, i promise) i drove angry... It mostly stemmed from thinking about utah and it's stupid people and then trying to merge on the highway but having the woman beside me (with her poofy utah hair and smiling SINGING face) being comPLETELY oblivious to everyone around her... i was so irritated by all the accumulative stupidity that i became the stupid one and ripped over two lanes haphazardly without signaling and sped passed the group of morons...well as i checked my rear view again after doing this... i saw a cop car......STUPID. I was so retarded...why did i do that? Well... if i was going to get a ticket i was going to go out strong and fight and tell him EXACTLY why i was speeding....so before he even gets the chance to turn on his lights i begin pulling to the right shoulder and as i pull into the slow lane he finally puts on his lights... I didn't care.. i was still pissed about utah and it's stupid laws and people and i was going to make sure this cop knew how stupid Utah was....He came up to my window and asked, "um... So why exactly were you driving so wrecklessly? That was really dangerous." and i looked at him with anger in my eyes and said, "Because i was mad at the moron woman beside me who was completely unaware of her surroundings. And because i hate utah and all the stupid people in it. " He responded with a slow and deliberate, "well, as far as i know the gates are open on all sides of the state. You don't have to stay here." I got even angry-er. "Actually, i DO have to stay here. My husband is still going to school here so i have no choice." "Well there are stupid drivers wherever you go. Have you been to California?" "Yes, actually i have... utah drivers are still stupider." "Well i'm watching all the people around you drive normal and you start to drive wrecklessly----" (my response) "AND YOU THINK I'M THE IDIOT DRIVER DON'T YOU." (he doesn't respond to that) "----and i'm worried about how dangerous the situation is. Can i see your information?" I hand it to him without a response and he takes it. Then he starts talking about how you can't drive angry...blah blah blah.. i already know this...blah blah blah. And i 'm not even looking at him right now because i don't care. I know he's going to give me a ticket and i know i deserve it but i don't care i'm angry and i want to be so leave me alone... i STILL HATE UTAH!!!!!....then he walks away to his car for a little while and comes back with my information and hands it back to me and says (you won't believe this)...."Hey... it's a beautiful day outside...it's Halloween (yes.. it was) and life is okay... Just take a few deep breaths (he makes the motion of doing this) and release all that anger... There's no reason to be mad.... I mean hey...One good thing about utah... a cop pulls you over for wreckless driving, something that can be cause for suspention of your license and all I'm giving you is a warning.." I was completely dumbfounded... WHAT? i couldn't believe that i just backtalked to this cop, gave him attitude and even rolled my eyes at him and he doesn't give me a ticket... he give me a warning and a bit of helpful therapy... Who knew? I was so astounded that i reached out my hand to shake his. I said, "Umm...thank you, i shouldn't drive angry and i know this...I was just irritated. I'm sorry. Thank you so much. " He continued to give me motivational advice and then sent me on my way and with that i drove home... driving safe and completely flabbergasted. I guess utah doesn't comPLETELY suck.... I guess we shouldn't think that all cops are ego centric, power hungry maniacs. .... Yes i knew this already but now i REALLY know this.