Thursday, March 12, 2009

First Ticket

I'm temporarily breaking my hibernation to post a short rant.

A cop gave me my first ticket yesterday. Yes, my very first. I'm usually a law-abiding citizen. ;-)

And no, it's not for speeding!

It's for talking on the phone while driving!!! Yes, seriously! How the heck am I supposed to know that I was driving by one of the very few cities in Ohio that imposes the 'no talking while driving' law? Okay, I know, I know! With or without law, I shouldn't be doing that in the first place, so I guess that should teach me two lessons.

(1) Don't talk while driving!
(2) Pay attention to road signs (big or small)!

And you know what the irony is? I was actually at the store thinking of buying a Bluetooth last weekend (you know, that thing you use on your ear that makes other people feel stupid thinking you're talking to them and then realizing you're not?), but decided to put it off and save money for our Chicago trip. Well, I'm definitely spending money to buy one now, in addition to paying a $105 fee! Ugh!

15 comments:

Sassy Britches said...

Yeeps! And FYI Chicago is one of those cities, so beware!

bodelou said...

ahhh tickets. booo

and i was going to tell u exactly what sassy britches did...watch out, while in the chi!

Cass said...

Oh man, I've been there! Luckily in WA they can't pull you over for that but they certainly can ticket you if they got you for something else. In my case it was for wearing my seatbelt "incorrectly".

Grr, I'm still pissed about that. I ended up going to court to fight it, I only had to pay the court fee instead.

jane in the waiting line said...

all of california is that way! its horrible. i don't normally talk on my phone and drive but sometimes its needed!

Errant said...

congrats .. lol

you gotta try everything once ..

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

Aww man!! I'm so sorry to hear about that!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh no! That sucks! Looks like you need to buy a bluetooth. =)

{Diamond} said...

I'm so sorry about the ticket, but the bluetooth sounds like a very good (and safe) investment :-).

Cecilia said...

That really sucks! I have to admit, there are quite few drivers out there who can't multi-task at all (contrary to their beliefs). I'm not condoning the multi-tasking, but why did their incompetence have to ruin it for the rest of us?

The Demigoddess said...

In the Philippines, there is no such law and even if there was, law enforcers can't enforce it. This country sucks.

Anonymous said...

argh!
must make you feel grrring!!! but hey it could b worse like they say :)
when life gives you a ticket, you take it as a clue remember :D
hugssss

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

hey you... i have something for you at my blog. =)

Michelle said...

What a shame, first ticket. Definately get a bluetooth headset. Much safer and you'll never have to worry about another ticket again! It's been illegal to drive and talk on the phone forever.

Marissa said...

That is so frustrating! Go get the bluetooth!

Anonymous said...

i m missing you.
just too much.
hope u r well!