Perkins808 Posted October 9, 2010 Report Share Posted October 9, 2010 So I spoke earlier of dreading a long weekend, I needed to find something to fill up my time to make it bearable. Well, I thought I had the perfect plan for the night - I would go and watch the local high school football game. My daughter is in the band and would be there playing tonight. That should keep me busy for a few hours. I dropped her off an hour before the game and went home where I discovered that my Explorer was dripping anti-freeze. OK, plan B. Jeff's truck is still in the driveway, I'll just take that to get back to the game. Its on empty, so I'll just stop at the gas station after I grab a quick cup of tea. Well, I never even made it that far. About a mile from my house I was pulled over by a cop. I had no idea what I had been pulled over for, I know I wasn't speeding. When the cop approached the car he asked the standard question - do you know why I stopped you?? I admitted that I had no idea. That is when he informed me I was driving an unregistered vehicle. And that would be when I burst into tears. What do you mean an unregistered vehicle? When did the registration expire? He informs me 8 days ago. He then asks me if I have a cell phone on me and I said yes, why? So you can call a friend to pick you up. I asked what I was supposed to do with the truck, just leave it on the side of the road? No....we're going to tow it. Now I am sobbing uncontrollably when he tells me (in a condescending tone) to take a deep breath and relax. Relax? This is my husbands truck. He died in July. It has sat in the driveway since then....and the only reason I am driving it now is because MY vehicle is leaking antifreeze all over the driveway. Can you please just follow me home? I only live a mile away and I will just park it in the yard until I renew the registration. Nope, can't do that....I could lose my job. Well, after the rough week I have had (did I mention my Dad is in the hospital with cardiac problems and I am now waiting on biopsy results of a mole my daughter discovered on her arm) I was convinced I was losing my mind, didn't really care if he lost his job!! So, the truck was towed. I had to have a friend come pick me up.....and I get to figure out next week how to get the truck back and registered, and how to get MY vehicle fixed. Now what I am going to do to keep busy this weekend seems kind of minor in comparison. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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