Yeah. So... I got totally busted tonight. I decided to try and put some miles on the car today since it did so well yesterday and it seemed to be running pretty good after 70 miles or so. So when we got back from the Easter rounds tonight, I decided to wash it and get it ready to show off at work tomorrow. And that's where this story begins...
I drive up route 3 to Amherst St to the touchless "Laser Wash" that I use pretty often. So the car wash goes pretty normal and car looks nice after the "post wash walk-around." So at this time, I'm all stupid happy that she's running good, and is nice and clean, and can't wait to show the guys at work tomorrow.
So I pull back up onto Amherst St, and for those who don't know the area, it has a median between the opposing traffic lanes. 3 lanes in each direction, so I am forced to go up one set of lights and bang a U-ey. Sitting at the light for the left turn, waitin' for it to change, I figure, "Why not?" And when I the light turns green, I decide to go ahead and let EVERYONE within a mile radius know that I was doing an Effin' U turn, dammit! And boy, was it fun. Smoldered the tires through first... And into second, most of the way through second, actually, til I let off. The whole intersection disappeared in smoke. It was totally awesome. I was having some real fun now! Then I just dumped it into third nice and easy, and then 4th, and cruised away at like 45 in a 40. I was grinning like an idiot.
And then the blues emerged through the smoke...
...and I started laughing hysterically.
Caught RED HANDED. I was phucked. He was actually behind me at the light, waiting to turn. Ha ha... oops.
So, I pull right over to the side of the road, in an opening to a closed business, turn off the car (way too loud at idle!), shut the lights, flipped on the interior lights, grabbed my license and registration, set it on my lap, and continued to giggle.
The cop let me sweat it out for 2 or 3 minutes before he decided to saunter on over and address the situation.
So I'm still laughing when he walks up to the window and he's laughing too. (good sign) And he's a younger guy (another good sign) and this is how it goes...
Cop: *snickers* So. Uh, do you know...
Me: *laughing* Yeah, I know.
cop: You do? You know why I pulled you over? *smiling*
me: Yeah, I think I might. *still laughing* I think you might have caught me being an asshole in my totally obnoxious car.
cop: Yeah, pretty sure that's it. *smiling*
me: Yup. I figured. It was kind of obvious. I'm sorry man, I haven't driven it since last May, and I just finally got it running and back on the road this weekend. It was finally running good, and I decided to take it out and wash it so I could show it off to the boys at work tomorrow. Sorry.
cop: Oh, don't worry, I'm not gonna give you a ticket.
me: Seriously? Did you SEE what I did back there? Being a HUGE asshole...? I just couldn't help it. It's finally running right!
cop: Oh, I totally understand. If I had a car like this, I'd be a total asshole, too. I just had to pull you over to check it out.
me: Seriously? I can dig that. I really appreciate it.
cop: Yeah, I'm not giving you a ticket, you're free to go. Enjoy your night. Oh, and nice car.
me: Thanks, you have a good night too.
I fired it back up, hit the lights, and pulled away. He flashed his lights and turned around in the lot.
I shit you not. That was exactly how it went down. And I am STILL giggling about it an hour later.
My wife got a kick out of the story and called me the luckiest bastard she knows. Funny thing is, that's the SECOND time I've been let go, with no ticket, for doing the exact same thing... A neighborhood destroying smokeshow, in front of a cop! Hahahahahaha!
But just to get back at me, as I was pulling into my driveway and putting the windows up, the front roller on the passenger front window broke and the glass jack-knifed on me... Grrr... Always something.
Still laughing though!