And I left before he could change his mind. And never mind Leonard's bald-faced lie in there. Of course, I'm correcting your grammar! That is why I was twitching just now when I had to write "drive safe" instead of "drive safely."Officer: "Do you have your license and insurance?"Me: "Yes, sir," handing them over.Officer: "You were going [XX] in a 60 mph zone. Do you have a reason why you were going that fast?"
Me: "No, sir, I'm just trying to get to school."
Officer: "Just trying to get to school, eh?"
Me: "Yes, I teach at X. University."
Officer: "Oh, what do you teach?"
Me: "I teach English."
Officer: (He gets that rueful smile that 90% of people get when I tell them I'm an English teacher.)
Me: "Lemme guess, not a fan of English?"
Officer: "I went to X. University."
Me: "Oh? I just started teaching there this semester."
Officer: "Yeah, English was never my best subject."
Me: "That's what most people say. I promise, I'm not going to correct your grammar."
Officer: *chuckling* "Well, just drive safe, okay?"
Me: "Yes, sir, thank you."
I texted my Unit about this, and here's how that exchange went:
Me: I got pulled over on the Interstate.I laughed out loud at that, and replied, "No, not exactly." While I was wearing a very cute dress that day, it showed neither cleavage nor leg. Maybe he let me go because I made him laugh (I'm very funny). Maybe he let me go because I'm adorable (I'm very adorable). Maybe he let me go because he was afraid of red-pen-teacher-marks on whatever citation he wrote. Whatever the reason, I'll take it!
Her: Are you costing us money?
Me: I didn't get a ticket.
(Annoying animated GIF compliments of Adam Rifkin)