I can't believe this happened. Not one of my better moves. Are you noticing a trend here??
A few weeks ago I was in a group situation where I shared a solution to a problem I had solved. It was really a smart idea and had made a situation run a lot smoother. Someone commented to me that they were impressed that I could come up with a solution like that. I am pretty sure that they were getting at my lack of experience and knowledge in the world. I wanted to defend myself but realized that it wasn't really worth it. And, no, I don't think they were joking with me. I must admit I do some really dingy things. I can't help it. I try to be taken more seriously but it doesn't work often. And then this happens...
I was playing phone tag yesterday with a friend and realized at school pick up time that I had missed a call from her again. I loaded the kids in the car, pulled away, and dialed her knowing that she was sitting waiting for her kids, too. I pulled up to a stop sign, turned and an unmarked black car came shooting out in to the street and there go the lights on. I was about 50 yards from the kids school so I was ready to die on the spot. I pulled into a parking lot right away and sat there as the police officer approached. He wanted to see my license. He then asked if I knew why he had pulled me over. I honestly didn't. He informed me that as of January 1st, 2010 it is against the law to talk on a cell phone is a school zone.
And a construction zone.
I had no idea.
I told him that I had no idea and that I would never have done that it I had known. He let me off with a warning. So embarrassing and yet what a good law. But, I know that I have seen other Mom's and Dad's on their phones, too. I would spread the word! Tell everyone! The officer informed me that because highway construction time is coming soon with spring approaching that they will be enforcing the new law. What a smart law, truthfully. And I have been forewarned!