DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Monday, March 29, 2010

PONY-TAILED COP



TALE OF A BLONDE 
PONY TAIL 
WITH A GUN

Tonight, returning home from a 7:30 Speaker meeting, I was in a great mood.  The day for me included two AA meetings, some good quality conversations, some...well, lots of blog reading, commenting, and violin practice.  And then...then I met a young, pony-tailed blonde, who bounced as she walked up to my truck.  Smiling, she asked me, "Sir, why are you sitting here in your truck?"

Let us back up a few minutes.  I had just left the meeting, it was dark (cloudy under the nearly-full moon), I was driving--speeding more than 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The brightest lights suddenly were flashing right behind me, (what a COLORFUL picture-worthy scene!) blue mingling with the reds and white. I stopped, and with a flashlight, searched for and at last found my registration and driver's license--and I waited.

The cute pony-tailed deputy (Badge #417) bounded up to me, and I smilingly said to her, "Well--tell me, how fast was I moving?"

She smiled and touched my arm, saying "I was stopping the girl in that little car behind you. Sir, you are free to go!"

Of course, me and my big mouth never know when to shut up and move on. I asked, "Will you please at least LOOK at my registration and license, because I spent several minutes digging them out to show you?"  Deputy 417 laughed and I pulled away, before she had time to bring out the handcuffs.

Joys in life can sometimes be the "little" things, like staying sober today. I very well might have been (years ago) right now lying in my own vomit on a cold concrete slab, sleeping off my drunkenness in a jail cell. I could be standing tomorrow morning before a judge, silently thanking God I did not kill anyone.

Can you see that I am grateful?  Does it show?  I vow to drive more slowly, at least tomorrow, and I'll try even the days after.



PEACE!


19 comments:

Steve E said...

G O
S L O W

Joe said...

Funny!

Ed G. said...

Way funny.

Blessings and aloha...

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh Steve...I wish you could come help haul all my siblings out of the alcoholism grip. I think only one of them admits he has a problem, but he has no desire to change. He is killing himself and he's the youngest of the lot of them. I admire you strength and determination and pray that today is another good day for you! I am so impressed that you are concert violinist! It must be so amazing to have that fire within and that talent. Must say that I got quite a giggle out of your pulling over when the cop wasn't even gunning for you! A nice way to start my day with a smile!

Shadow said...

this really happened????? your life sounds like a storybook some times...

Nessa said...

What a cute story and a wonderful reminder that even when sober we can get carried away behind the wheel of 2000 pounds of deadly metal.

Fireblossom said...

That was me behind you, in the little green car. This ticket is gonna cost me. Dang!

Dulce said...

... And I was the ponnytail with the gun, but your smile and sense of humour made me change directions to FB... we had a nice talk, though... you could have stayed!... But you were so in a hurry!
;)

chitowngreg said...

Reminds me of the amazing sense of relief I've feel every time a police car comes up from behind with its lights flashing, just to zoom by me on its way somewhere else. Thanks for the reminder!

drybottomgirl said...

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.....things we cannot change. Things we can, like being sober when we drive, and you already have the wisdom to know the difference! Blessings!

Syd said...

You are a lucky fellow. You almost talked your way into a ticket. That would be me trying to explain everything. It pays to say little and go slowly.

Sylvia said...

Well, it seems to me that you were trying to have a nice friendly chat with the girl and she was trying to get you moving on! Cops are no longer what they used to be! :) Anyway, I like her shiny shoes...

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Stevie, you make me smile. :)

Hap Joy Free said...

You sir, are a HOOT.

You can show me your documents anytime, hun.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Yup until that moment you only understood that they were out there, those powers, tonight...conscious contact!

LOL

God be with you Steve :)

Garnet said...

Another delightful Steve-post. I love your humor and devotion. Thanks for being out there.

Scott said...

lol cleverly spun tale, my friend :-)

I thought of you this weekend while enjoying the Toledo Symphony with my dad...

Margie said...

Great story, Steve.
It made me laugh!

Margie :)

Secretia said...

Take it slow, you'll have a better life-Ha Ha, you know that already!

Secretia