Saturday, March 14, 2009


Often, while I am at work, I’ll listen to the local police or EMS scanner over the internet. It becomes sort of a daylong COPS show, only not as exciting. Even so, one of the cities in the vicinity has an active channel that’s always hopping with something, so that’s usually where I hang out.

Well, one day, as I’m working, I hear this exchange:

"238 to Radio"

"Radio to 238"

"Put me on a traffic stop at the 1800 block of Little Big City Highway, plate is Adam Bravo Charlie 123. Occupied one time, everything's signal 4."


I think, “Wait just a minute, … are you kidding me?! That's my wife! Scofflaw!

At this point (just my luck) the internet connection went dead. So, I waited...

About 15 minutes later, my wife called.

Wife: "Baby, I just got pulled over by the cops!"

Me: "I know!"

Wife: "How'd you ... never mind. When are you supposed to renew our vehicle registration?"

Me: "Ummm, I don't know, I think I already did it"

Wife: "No, it was due four months ago."

Me: "Ummm, see, wha-had-happened-was..."

Worst part was having to represent my wife in court, explaining to the judge that the error was inadvertent and she would not forget it again.

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