Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Life and Cars...Part 4

Okay, okay, just kidding. There is not really a part four.

Though this does have something to do with vehicles. And it made me laugh that it happened today.

So for work I had to go to this development that has gotten SO huge, it is now been declared a township. This township is for the affluent of southeastern NC. (Read: old money and snobbery only allowed here)

The township has a guard station set up, so those who do not belong, can NOT enter. They are serious folks. No pass, no entry.

Thankfully, I have a subcontractors pass, and the nice security girl always smiles and waves as I come through!

There are signs, that say 'Welcome Home'...nice touch.

In this little township they have a fire station. It is cute.

However, what is NOT cute, is the thirty mile per hour speed limit the entire way through. It is a LLOONNNGG little windy road and it is hard to go thirty. Now don't get me wrong, I don't go crazy and all speed racer on this little township, in my hip, sporty, low profile piece of crapola.


So today, as I was driving a whole WHOOPING 38 miles per hour, I see this white truck pull in behind me. A white chevy that has these weird little green/blue lights going off behind me. And I think to myself, "Is this truck PULLING me?"

So yes, today, I got pulled by the Paul Blart of the township. It was a rent-a-cop. Now to be perfectly honest, I didn't know such a thing could happen. Armed with his white truck with Regent Security on the door, and a sweater that had been embroidered to say Security, he came strolling up and said, "So, do you know why I pulled you?"

Seriously it was ALL I could do to keep from laughing. So I said, "No sir, I sure don't.".."Well you passed me going about 38 miles an hour in a THIRTY mile per hour zone." Silence. "Can I have your license please?" I wanted to DIE. It was just too much humor for one girl to handle.

So he saunters back to his truck and gets back in. And I can't help thinking, what is he pulling my record back there? Five minutes go by and he comes back out. He comes up to the window, hands me his metal clipboard, and asks me to sign saying that I was speeding in the oh so holy township. But I couldn't help but notice, that my security cop was young, bald as a cue ball with bright blue eyes, and had L-O-V-E tattooed on the bottom part of his fingers...so of course I couldn't help but look up at him and ask, "Where's the Love?" To which he tore out my copy of my "ticket" handed it to me and walked back to his "patrol" truck.

So later this week, when I am back in said township, I will march myself down to the courthouse police station POA (property's owner association) and pay their stupid fine. (It better not be huge)

21 comments:

Kelsey said...

That sucks!!!
I didn't know rent a cops could pull you over...wow I better stop speeding through the mall parking lots.

LadyFi said...

Goodness me - I'm glad I don't live there cos you've got to leave your sense of humour outside the gates...

Young Momma said...

LMAO!!! I don't know if I could have held back! Rent a cops get NO respect around here!! And we say "Pulled over" is that just CA? lol

Anyway, you have some awards waiting for you over at my blog! :)

Vanessa Rogers said...

did you really say "Where's the love?" cuz if you did, that is awesome!!1

Fabiola said...

I CANNOT believe this.
Well... I can believe, in this kind of subdivisions down here, it is the same..... They have their own police as well as they own laws ; )

Fabiola

angi_b72 said...

OMG i can not believe that!!

Betty said...

LOL! You always crack me up! I was actually surprised you didn´t laugh in his face.... :)
Can´t wait to heat how much the ticket was!

American in Norway said...

I didn't know rent a cops could write tickets...Funny, but I hope the fine isn't too much!

Michele said...

OMG Stephanie ~ I'm just now getting around to reading about all your car troubles...sheesh and a ticket on top of it all. It would have taken all my restraint not to laugh at that little rent a cop!

Hope it gets better!

Hugz,
Michele

Christy said...

Wow.. that's funny but absurd too. We had a rent a cop in the town I used to live in who would pull anyone going over 5 miles over the speed limit over. We all laughed at him too.. haha!! Sorry you have a fine to pay now.. ughh!!!

"where's the love".. ROFL.

Amanda X said...

I'm intrigued to know how this turns out. Lame 'cops'. Do you remember getting pulled over at BYU? Like all the time!!!

Krystyn said...

That sucks. I had no idea they could give a ticket!

Rebecca Louise. said...

Oh that has made me laugh!

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Ok, that is way to funny!!! Sucks about the fine, but makes for a great story! I had a nice little laugh.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Ronnica said...

Oh, I don't have much patience for security. All the respect in the world for real authorities, but not for their pretenders.

Shannon said...

really?? they can fine you??? WTH??? what happens if you don't show up?

Glennis said...

It will be huge, count on it!
Thank goodness we don't usually have to drive at 30, it would be so boring, and we might as well all go back to driving Model T's.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Seriously?! Thats kinda funny!!!

I couldn't drive 30 either.

mrsmouthy said...

Paul Blart--classic reference! You totally made his day, too. The only thing that would have made it better is if you had tried to resist a bit.

markuza said...

That's one nice thing about living in Brazil- I will never get pulled over for a moving violation. I might get a ticket in the mail, or pulled over in a 'blitz' (mostly those are looking for weapons) but no cop is going to stop me for driving too fast.

AndreaLeigh said...

what????? and what exactly would they do if you didn't pay? that is just craziness. i can't imagine living in a develeopment so large that is has its own paul blart and fire station.