I guess you can say I am now a full-fledged
resident of Tennessee.
I got a big ole TN welcome and a citation
from the Almighty Lebanon police patrol.
(I didn't see the little man on the scooter with the blue light.
Hey, I was listening to Holiday music.)
He was rudely pointing his finger at me
(no, not that finger) motioning for me to get over.
Have you ever tried to get over at rush hour
when you're in the middle lane?
"Did you not hear my siren about a half mile back?"
"I can't hear, sir."
Seriously, I can't.
Yes, I was going 46 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Hey, I was just following the car in front of me.
It's what you have to do in the big city or you'll get run
over. Only this is not the big city. It's the little city
just off the big city highway,
a little town with a big city attitude.
The usual, "Mam, where you going so fast?"
"How fast was I going?"
"I see you have a GA license and a TN tag. How long you been in TN?"
Wrong answer again.
"I'm gonna have to give you a citation for speeding
and I should write you up for driving without a TN license."
(I found out you have 10 days to transfer license.)
"Sir, I'm sorry. I didn't know."
I guess I got this one right.
"Of course, you didn't. (Don't know if that was sarcasm. I'll try to believe not!)
I'm gonna let you slide this time.
Now head on down to the DMV and take care of that for me....
hey, and slow it down."
"Oh yeah, and Merry Christmas."
"Merry Christmas to you, too."
I'm giving you the nice version of what happened.
Not the naughty.
I'm gonna be nice today.
The photos are taken from the Lebanon, TN city square.
"Oh yeah, take the Driving Class and the ticket will disappear from
He circled the number and gave me the pink slip.
I called the office to schedule the class.
"That will be $149."
"WHAT???? How much was the blooming ticket?"
Christmas bonus time, right???