- officer: here is your ticket - i cannot be leniant when you are exceeding the speed limit that much.
me: i'm sorry - it's been a long time since i've gotten a ticket
officer: yeah, your record is clean
me: i'm just glad my kids aren't in the car
officer: (with a chuckle) nothing like trying to explain why mommy is getting pulled over
me: (with a gigle) yeah!
officer: you have 10 days to dispute this ticket - just call this number
me: dispute it?....(giggle)....i know i was speeding
officer: so, where were you headed in such a hurry
me: to the hospital for a ct-scan, i was here last week with kidney stones.
officer: i hear those are awful
me: yeah, the worst pain ever. i wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. (with a giggle) i wouldn't even wish it on you...
officer: (full blown laugh)....i hope everything is ok - have a nice day!
me: you too!
- officer: let me see that ticket
me: ok (handing him the ticket he had just given me)
officer: i am going to just give you a warning (tearing up my ticket)
me: seriously? (in shock)
officer: yeah, it's just really nice to have someone take responsibility for what they did and be so nice.
me: thank you....(pause)...thank you!
officer: have a nice day maam and slow down