I finally applied for and received a California Driver's License and I'm glad I didn't wait another day. The Newport Beach Police van followed me onto the island the other day. One block. Two blocks. Lights flashing. Dang. One of my taillights has been out for a pretty long time and let's be honest, it was only a matter of time before I got caught. So, I pulled over and rolled my window down, handed him my *brand new CA DL* and said with a really naive look on my face, "Is it because of my taillight? I know I need to get it fixed." And he said, "Well, that and your speed." (Oh, didn't I mention that part? Whoops.) But then, oh blessed day, he looked at my license and said, "You live here?" *smile* "Ya, but the car (which has Utah plates) isn't mine..." followed by a lengthy explanation of why it's not registered in California)... and then my stroke of genius: "Where's a good place to get a taillight?" Then he proceeded to tell me about how when 'the taillight burned out in his Z3', he looked everywhere and finally had to take it to the 'BMW dealer'. Yes, he was wearing a wedding ring ... and then he noticed he was blocking traffic and said he had to go. Gave me my new license back and bid me 'good day'.

Sweet talking daughter-of-a-gun!

9 comments:

Jenn Daniels said...

You've learned a lot since that one ticket...you know the one. The BIG one! Oh how I love you!
XXOO - ME!

elizabeth said...

way to sweet talk your way out of a ticket...


btw...who is dr. daines?
that is a crazy blog!!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

you are so lucky. i have had a few lucky run ins with the police as well. brent - not so much!

Tiff said...

I miss you! Gosh...the big one that Jen mentioned...is that the same big one I am thinking of? Yikes, what a trip!

charity said...

Yes. the BIG one. what a nightmare. did i ever tell you guys that it was on my record until just before my mission? I guess SLC got the letter from Elko County, but never switched something in the computer. So, until May 2000 my license was unrightfully suspended. goodness.

The Hokanson Family said...

That's my girl! You make us proud! :)

Summer said...

It is fun to see what you have been up to Charity! You seem to be so great - it's awesome!

Sara Jensen said...

Lucky girl! I'll keep that in mind for next time.

Freeman Family said...

I'm so proud of you. I have only gotten out of a ticket one time, driving down main street in Provo with Carie. Who drives 15 miles an hour down that street anyway?