Seriously! Today has been one hell of a Barrelassin day. It started all good. Took my momma to her appointment at The Women's Center, it went great right up until they called a "code grey" for a tornado and we were all stuck there in the hallway taking cover. I felt perfectly safe, but my Barrelassin kids were scattered around the county with their friends. They were fine, but I was on edge when we were "released" and free to go leave. I'm trying to get my mom's car to a garage that is waiting for me before they close so that they can take a look at mom's window that has now slid down and won't go back up, in the pouring, tornado rain. My 71 year old mother is now holding plastic over it as we scoot down the road. At a stop light, I check my phone, the light turns green, I don't step on the gas quick enough for the police officer behind me, he pulls me over (it has stopped raining now), instantly accuses me of texting, I say I'm not, he calls me a liar, he gets really rude and hateful with me, makes me cry, grits his teeth and tells me I'm directing my anger toward the wrong person. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...let me think about this. I'm pretty sure I'm directing my anger in the exact direction, of the very person that is pissing me off. I'm crying because he's rude, and I'm a baby, but mostly because I can't control the fact that I know I'm right, he's wrong, and he has all the authority; there's nothing I can do but allow him to talk to me this way. Believe me, I know how to act with an officer, I'm no idiot, but he was down right rude to me!! Of course he kept telling me I was arguing with him; it didn't matter what I said. But I felt he was getting a little too close to my face in the window gritting his teeth, so naturally, I explained to him that I felt like I was being attacked. Not physically, but he wanted to be all "oh now I'm attacking you, huh?" WTF was wrong with this guy? I don't live in a town where the police act this way toward the citizens. I felt like I was in the big city now! Finally, I cry enough, nearly sending me into a serious panic attack, for real, he gives me some sort of ticket and tells me to just go pay some other amount and not go to court, blah, blah,blah, I leave, the garage is now closed, I meet and get in the car with my husband, in the next town over, fifteen miles away, he double parks in a fire zone to drop some movies off at the Red Box, a cop walks by and is pissed at me, I move the car, but for real, now I'm thinking "did all the cops in the county get their asses chewed today and perhaps they're directing their anger toward me.?.?." It could happen. Anyway, the police are watching you and it sure as hell isn't Sting!! P.S. whatever you do, don't touch your phone at the light, and even though I wasn't texting anyone...updating your Facebook status could cost you $103.00 ;) Just sayin'
Yeah, this is definitely not the police who pulled me over today!!
Enjoy Every Breath You Take Barrelassers :)