Thursday, July 31, 2008

I'm still shaking...

You see, I am not a law-breaker. I haven't been pulled over in... in.... in...

hmmm. How long has it been since I've been pulled over. There was the time when I was with all my friends and I got pulled over for running a light that I (Vanessa, Gretchen, Ron and Brent were in the car too) SWEAR didn't exist. And, there's the time I was pulled over with Gretchen for speeding. Gretchen wasn't in the car this time. I was just in a hurry to get home.

At any rate, both of those times were before it was legal for me to walk into a bar. So, let's just say it's been a while. So, when those lights flashed behind me, I thought for sure he was pulling someone else over. Because I'm a good girl. I don't do bad things. But as it turns out, when I do I get caught. Every. Time. Which is part of the reason why I don't do bad things.

I went through the papers that I gave the officer last night. There was a Nebraska Insurance card for Schmitty. I assume that was the temporary one we got until we got the California one, since we acquired the vehicle on a weekend. The California paper was right behind the Nebraska one. I guess he didn't really look through all of the papers I had. Then, I started wondering (like a fool) if maybe the "California Proof of Financial Responsibility" might not be proof of insurance. But it has to be. This state is just messed up, and has to call it "proof of financial responsibility" instead of "insurance card." Right?

The best part about the whole deal is that the ONE morning of the week that I have somewhere to be EVERY week is the morning I have to appear in traffic court. Of course! With my luck I'll also be sick as a dog that day.

So, does anyone know... Is there a way to send my proof of insurance in and pay the court fee ahead of time? How much is a traffic "court fee" exactly. Did I want the speeding ticket instead? Lots of questions today. And sadly, I'm not sure any of my readers, except maybe 2, live in California.

le sigh.

Oh well. I'm off to pick strawberries. Again. Because no one has rhubarb. Not having rhubarb is making it hard for me to make the fantabulous secret recipe pie that I crave so much and wanted to take to share with friends next week!

By the way. I hope you're having a better day than yesterday. Even if you thought yesterday was the best. day. ever.


Dan & Misty said...

awwww bummer about your ticket. that happened to me once (in WA). I was pulled over and got a no insurance ticket because I was so stressed, I overlooked it in the glove box. I had to go to court to get it dropped (and show that I indeed had proof) and still had to pay a $25 filing fee. Sorry I don't know about CA though. HOWEVER, I did get screwed in CA though. We rented a car in Anaheim and we had to buy temporary insurance from Thrifty (for $180/wk) because I didn't have my car insurance card with me. They wouldn't let us have the car without one or the other. The insuranace cost more than the rental!

The Khaje Khronicles said...

Hmmm...can't help you. I got a parking violation and the JAG got it dissolved. I just had to stand in front of the judge for like 2 second while he pounded the gavel once in acceptance. But if u'r having to go to the town that I just moved from in March for the whole insurance thing...prepare to be there all morning. My court appearance was at 9am. The judge did not make his appearance until 11a. Olyvia was having serious meltdown time. And the judge took the more serious offenses first so, we didn't get seen until closer to 12pm. So, be sure to bring plenty of entertainment for your little man.

i gave u a buzz this am to see if you wanted to go out for lunch...

see u tonight.