28 January 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Spinlates

Bored? Check out my guest blog on Fit Me Pink for some cheap entertainment. That's right, I'm a guest blogger on a women's fitness blog. I like to think that I am to Fit Me Pink as Dr. Oz is to Oprah. (Yeah, I dominated those on the SATs.)

My Fit Me Pink post is about my first experience in a Pilates class. Fascinating, right?

Now, in other news, last night as I was on my way to Spinlates (you'll find out what Spinlates is if you read my entire entry over at Fit Me Pink), I got pulled over.

I was in a hurry, and had broken at least 15 laws on my way to the gym. Fortunately for me, I broke all of those laws before the cop saw me. He decided to pull me over because he was bored. Oh, well I guess I don't know that for sure. He said he ran my plates and couldn't find any proof of insurance.

At hearing that, I hurriedly (I was gonna be late to Spinlates if he didn't hurry) explained to him that my car is a company lease car through my dad's work and that it's insured in California even though it's licensed and registered in Utah. I handed him all the paperwork he should've needed, but he still wasn't satisfied. He said that my insurance card didn't specifically state that the vehicle I was driving was insured.

(BS, I thought. You just want to issue me a citation, hoping that I don't appear in court so I have to pay whatever penalty or fee or whatever is associated with that. Maybe if I'm really delinquent, Dog the Bounty Hunter will come after me. My 15 minutes of fame is on it's way. Thanks, traffic cop.)

I know he's probably a simple man, and that he's probably never been north of Lehi or south of Spanish Fork, but come on! There's a world of insurance companies and policies out there. As a cop, he should know the ins and outs of all of them, so that I, the one who doesn't get paid for all the time I have to spend dealing with having done absolutely nothing wrong (in front of him), don't have to be inconvenienced. I'm the taxpayer. Geez! The car's a lease. I don't even own or insure the car I drive. Take it up with them, not me.

In the end, I got a citation and have to appear at the Provo Justice Court "not less than (5) five nor more than (14) fourteen days after issuance of this citation." Even worse, he made me late to Spinlates. To console myself for the inconvenience, I stopped at McDonald's to hit up the Dollar Menu. That's right, instead of burning upwards of 1000 calories, I ate my weight in McDonald's grease.

Ready for the twist? Yesterday at lunch I told Cody I was overdue for a ticket. In my mind, I was thinking of the 15 laws I broke before the cop saw me. Funny how fate put a twist on that one. Didn't see that one coming!

11 comments:

Robyn said...

No way! Ha ha...I would've been bawling. I've never been pulled over without breaking out into tears. I can't believe you missed spinlates...stupid cop!

Crystal said...

You know they only pull you over when its inconvenient! and now I'm seriously going to have to read what Spinlates is!!! :)

Diane said...

You'd better send a mass e-mail out to all the "Nissan kids" at BYU letting them know they are subject to being pulled over at any given moment for driving without insurance! GEEZ!

Starla said...

Love the "guest entry." ha ha

Shirley Hale said...

Hey Michael, I got your blog off the family address list that Grandma sends out at Christmas. I must say your blog is totally awesome! I had my doubts reading a man blog and I didn't think you'd ever post. Man was I wrong! I love it. I am your new blog follower and I look forward to many posts of entertainment!

As for this post, Cops are so dumb in Provo. Instead of giving you a stupid ticket, he should've been on Center St. ticketing the people going 40 in a 15 almost killing old people crossing the crosswalk, all in front of the police station. Sorry you have to show up in court. :(

Kimberly said...

Your post on fitmepink was great, by the way. When are you going to come to my stepilates class???? HMMMMM???? or hipilates class????? I'd love to see you shake you booty! I had this guy come to my class tonight, and, afterward, told me that he doesn't think men were made to do pilates. He had a really hard time doing some of the stuff...but I was glad he stuck it through! Too bad about the ticket. Did I tell you about our experience getting pulled over a couple weeks ago? Luckily for Devon he didn't get a ticket!

Tammy said...

Ha ha! However I think you told it better in person then in your blog, which doesn't happen too often! (Or maybe I was just that bored at work tonight!)

Julie Mack said...

I love that you are part of a woman's exercise blog. You are my hero. Your story was hilarious, as usual. :)

Tina said...

MAN, I feel jipped because I can't read your blog. It won't load except for pictures and the commments? Weird. Hopefully Paul can fix it!

Crowther said...

Haha yeah its lucky that he got you just for the insurance, I suppose.

Strawboat said...

don't feel bad about gaining more calories than lost. Consoling yourself in fastfood can be a good thing! -> http://mingle2.com/blog/view/history-impress
(sorry bout the language)