Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Seeing Red


The car in front of me was silver. Going the same damn speed as I was. And yet, Officer Gottschall (pronounced gots ya'll) picked my little red car to pull over.

He clocked me at 10 mph over the speed limit. Just FEET before it changed to 40 mph.

Apparently, I'm the talk of the town. Today, I've heard from three locals today that saw me pulled over with a cop's lights on yesterday afternoon as I raced to the dentist.

He walked up tall and tan in his uniform and aviator sunglasses. Smiled. Was polite and even joked with me. He looked like a cop off of a Hollywood movie set.

It was the perfect scenario...for a straight woman.

25 comments:

Eric said...

That sounds like one of my fantasies...well the beginning any way hee hee!

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about your ticket! That sucks. I have always been able to batt my eyes, smile and drive away with a warning.

Why do they like red cars so much?

Jeff B said...

Where's a woman cop when you need one?

Leighann said...

I remember reading somewhere that red vehicles have higher chances of being pulled over because they're more noticeable. I guess that's true!

Brad said...

I've had more than one insurance agent tell me to avoid red cars. They just stand out to much. For me a perfect excuse to never wash my car. - Sorry about the ticket.

Jay said...

Sorry bastard. Didn't have anything better to do I guess.

I got pulled over once while driving to a UofA football game. Virtually everybody I knew passed me and honked and waived. Yeah, that was fun. ;-)

Lu' said...

I'm the speeder in the family. Several tickets since I moved here to Pa. I am always polite, because lets face it, I was speeding. Every time they've reduced the charge slightly so that I don't get any points on my license. I think it's 3 points and it gets suspended.

Raven said...

Being straight, and being a speeder, I will say...it wouldn't have mattered if he had walked up to the car in just his hat and gun belt. I would have been annoyed with the situation I probably would't have noticed.
I never ever get warnings...I always get a ticket no matter how nice I am.

Fortune Cookies said...

that sucks! sorry about your ticket. they do love the red cars, don't they? pfffft! he could be out catching rapists or serial killers, but noooooo...instead he's more concerned about catching a little lesbian going 10 mph over the limit. he's got priorities, yah know!

Em said...

ohhhh... well. Did you get the ticket?

Tall Man Molly said...

It was the perfect scenario...for a straight woman.

Somewhere across town some straight woman was getting a ticket from a hot lesbian cop.

Irony sucks......

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

wait, did he tix you or not? And didn't nobody tell U that red cars are easier to see and therefore pull over? They did a study on this i the 80's, I think: red cars were pulled o'er the most whereas silver and black cars the least...

Beth said...

not even for a straight woman, honey, believe me....

Anndi said...

I'm partial to firemen... wooowooo!

Why don't they hire colorblind cops?!

Kimmie said...

LOL at Tall Man Molly's comment!

Sorry you got a ticket. I have always driven red vehicles, I have only gotten one ticket back in '87, so I'm doing pretty good, or am just really lucky! I am a sucker for a man in a uniform! ;-)
Oh Yeah...
Kimmie

Akelamalu said...

He booked you?
The rotter!!

Tequila Mockingbird said...

hmm....

i never really like "officer friendly"... it's liek, just give me the fucking ticket and i'll be on my way.

Southern Sage said...

did he write you up?
hmmm
mean ole po-po man!

Mike said...

I always wondered.

Could lesbians have sex with a fat guy with man boobs and pretend it's a chick with a strap on?

If that's the case, i'm going to get myself fat. Or at least man boobs.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Getting pulled over even by a good looking cop is never a perfect scenario, because it inevitably means a ticket I can't afford and points.

BTW...cops always target red cars.

southernfemme said...

I'll confess to batting my eyelashes more than once to get out of a ticket. So far, so good... knock on wood.

doggybloggy said...

flashy cars get noticed...its basic human response... - a bright color stimulates....

Ginormous Boobs said...

It's only a straight girl fantasy if it ends without a ticket.

Diva said...

Dammit! I hate when that happens.

KellyKline said...

LOL at Tall Man Molly! I'm thinkin' maybe you were on Andrew Jackson, oh, let's say close to Starbucks? ;)

Y'know, maybe you should speed out in Mt Juliet. There's a cute lesbian cop out there. Just sayin'.