Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Honda Accord

CC had another court appearance a couple of weeks ago.  This was for a city traffic ticket for speeding (CC can either write campus citations or city citations.)

Here's the scenario:
12:50ish am - CC was sitting running stationary radar.  He gets a call over the radio from another officer that was just ahead of him that said he clocked the car coming in CC's direction at 31 mph (speed limit=20).  By the time the car gets to CC, he gets her going 35 mph.  So he pulls her over.  He gives her a ticket for speeding.

A few weeks later, he gets a subpoena for this ticket.  Luckily he wrote notes on the ticket of the actual events so he was able to recall exactly what had happened very easily.

He shows up to court.  The girl decides to represent herself (which was probably not the best idea.)  Turns out, she's fighting the ticket because she believes that since she drives a Honda Accord, which is the most common vehicle in the US, that CC got her confused with another vehicle.

Yes, at 12:50 in the morning, with all of the cars driving on campus, CC got her confused with another car.


Then she goes on to say that her car is not capable of getting up to 35 mph in the 600 ft. of road she was driving on.  And it was cold outside, so her car doesn't accelerate as fast in the cold.

Needless to say, she lost.  Nice try, young lady.

In the Past 2 Months...

Well, I've completely dropped the ball on this blog!

I had really hoped to be able to post more fun stories about CC's adventures in law enforcement, but unfortunately, that's not happening!

Just a little update: CC is still working the night shift, and enjoys being on this shift for the most parts (except Sundays when we go to church 2 hours after he gets off work and he has to stay up until 2pm usually and then is exhausted for his last work night of his week.) 

We have been going through a lot lately, personally, so his job doesn't seem like much of anything. 

Here are some things I predict for 2011:
  • CC will continue to wear his gross clothes way too long before he washes them
  • CC will apply to a municipal agency
  • CC will have to switch shifts
These aren't necessarily bad things, but just another thing that could change.

CC is still bored.  He has been getting into some little stuff here recently, but over the holidays, campus was pretty dead.  Not a lot going on in his neck of the woods. 

I thought it was interesting that the majority of his Christmas presents on his wish list were all police related.  It was almost like he went through the GT magazine and said, "Oh, that would be cool!"  But, he enjoys getting gadgets.  So, I don't know why I would think this is weird.

Other than that, hopefully our house will sell (putting it back on the market this month most likely) and we'll get pregnant.  Those seem to be our priorities and focus right now.