Breaking the Law

When I looked in my rearview mirror and saw flashing lights, I wasn’t concerned.  I did what law-abiding drivers do – I eased over to the side of the road so he could quickly proceed with pursuing a wily suspect.  My mind concocted scenes from CSI, The Wire and Law and Order.  Was it a jail break? Felony in progress?  As I waited for the cruiser to pass, I realized it hadn’t.  Another glance in the rearview revealed the spinning lights were sitting behind my truck.

The suspect was me.

When the officer got to my window, he asked, “Do you know why I pulled you over?”  “Yes, sir, I do,” I replied.  “Because Older Boy is not in the car with me telling me everything I’m doing wrong while operating a motor vehicle in the State of Montana.”

That’s not exactly what I said, but it would have been true. [Read more…]

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