Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Speeding Ticket

There are moments in a DD wife/TiH's life.  We all have them ... and don't try to tell me you don't! :)

Yep.  Those moments.

Those moments where your heart pounds in your chest so fast you think it's going to burst.  Blood rushes to your ears and your stomach drops to your feet.

Those "I'm soo in trouble" moments.

I had one of those moments yesterday.

I emptied the mailbox.  An everyday occurrence.  No biggie ... except for what it contained.  An unfamiliar looking envelope.  It didn't look like a regular bill so I thought I better open it pronto and what did I see?

Yep

A Police infringement notice for speeding.  A fine!  OMG ... No, it can't be!  Rick is going to kill me ... or at least my backside!

After panicking for a bit I then studied the details on the notice (date, time, location etc) and slowly started breathing again.

It was Rick not me!!  I was sure of it!

Ha!!

I then started to shake my head and I confess to having a little laugh to myself.  Yes with relief but also the irony of the situation.

I phoned Rick to give him the good bad news.  I confess part of me relished telling him.  Is that un-submissive of me?  Mean even?

I told him all the details.  It was you! I said.  After talking for a little while he said "Well, I guess we accept it was me" followed later by "You're just glad it wasn't you" ... uh, ya think??

Fortunately the speed was minimally over the limit and the fine small.  In fact, more than anything we are slightly annoyed they issued it ... but I guess the law is the law.  So we grudgingly pay it and that's the end of it. (I should clarify that it was my car being driven at the time of the infringement which is registered in my name.  Hence, the infringement was issued to me).

Now, of course if it had have been my fine we all know how that would have ended up!  Unfair I say!


Fess up.  You all thought this was going to be a tale of how I got my tail burnt for getting a speeding ticket.  Am I right? :)

58 comments:

  1. You are right...and sadly i know how it would have ended...i have been there. Yup....have received 1 ticket for speeding....and not only my wallet paid....but so did my tush..
    hugs abby

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    1. Hi Abby, Ooh ouch! So not fair! Funny thing is, in all my years of driving I have never received a ticket. I just pray I haven't jinxed myself now!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  2. Lol, I have only had a moment like that once, and it turned out for no reason. But too funny. :)
    Your blog is looking very nice Roz, I really like the background.

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    1. Hi Julia, such a relief when it all turns out isn't it :) Glad you like the new look. I had some help ... I always do! LoL. I still need to do some fine tuning to colours etc.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  3. Phew! I really did think you were going to get it, lol!

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    1. Hi Misty, Got ya did I? LoL. It was such a relief to realise the ticket wasn't mine that's for sure!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  4. I was lucky since the only speeding ticket I ever received in my life was when in my 40s. The judge couldn't believe that was my only ticket!
    I bet you were beaming when Rick walked in the door!

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    1. Hi Minelle, LoL, now why on earth would the judge not believe you hadn't had a ticket before? :)

      Yes, there certainly was a certain amount of ... smugness? on my part. I know, my bad Lol

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  5. We got one of those in the mail too. Having been ticketed for speeding a couple of times, Ray was already telling me he was not taking the test for me again (which he did the last time) and there was a picture - and guess what it wasn't me. YEAH.

    Happy for you.

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    1. Hi Sunny,

      LoL, such a good feeling to realise is wasn't you isn't it? :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  6. Roz! Angels float from place to place...why on EARTH would we get a speeding ticket?

    Hmmm....maybe we should all push for some kind of 'discount' coupon on something when the men mess up? To be used by us at a later date? Yeah I know ttwd isn't Fair ...pffft

    love
    willie

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    1. Hi Willie, exactly!! Why was I worried? LoL. You know, that is such a great idea! Not sure how successful we will be getting it past our men though ... humph

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  7. Omg, I was starting to feel sorry for your backside before I even started reading your post!!! Really glad your backside is "safe" this time!

    I like a Willie's ideas. We should get a discount card when the men mess up (and get caught)! ---- something tells me this would never work!
    :)

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    1. Hi Sarah, did I get you too LoL. It was such a relief to realise it wasn't me!

      I love Willie's idea too but agree. I think we would have a hard time getting it past our guys. So not fair Lol

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  8. That's it that's what I want - just one time, that 'I'm so in trouble moment' I've never had it and I want it! (once will be enough probably). But for you I'm so glad it worked out this way.

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    1. Hi PK, it seems there are some positive changes in your house at the moment and I really hope for you that this continues.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  9. LOL Roz...my stomach dropped and my tushie was cringing! I just knew you were gonna get a barn burner! Around here, the only tickets you get in the mail are traffic light tickets...speeding, etc. are issued when an officer pulls you over so at least we know we got a ticket!

    So happy it wasn't you but since it would not have gone well for you if you had been driving, in all fairness, I do believe Rick should grant you some kind of prize...special night out, get out of jail (spanking) free card, etc. You get the idea. ;)

    Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat, got you too eh? LoL. Here we have speed cameras, both stationary and in vehicles so you don't always know you've been pinged until the ticket arrives.

      It certainly was a relief to realise it wasn't me. I definitely like your idea of some kind of prize!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  10. Omg ok my heart dropped reading the title lol

    I've only ever had two speeding tickets. One my dad came to visit and arrived a lot earlier than expected ( I hadn't seem him in over a year) and I got a ticket after I picked him up from the airport and on our way home, talking leasurly and then YES the dreaded flash and my dad was not pleased and told me so. I tried to play it down and tried to convince him that as long as we all shall live Balu doesn't ever need to find out. Well as soon as we walked through the door, he looks at Balu and say " well your wife just got caught speeding " well thanks a lot father dear, of only he knew what happened to my poor backside after his little confession :(

    The second time, I was driving an English car, in Germany and yes the dreaded flash, fortunately the cameras are set to take a pic of the driver and seeing as my daughter was sat on the left side, the person looking at those pics would have seen a 9 year old driving and there was nothing they could proof, I got away with that one haha

    Now here's the tricky thing, it's Balu who brings the speeding tickets home and has lost his license a few times and had to pay a huge fine to be able to carry on driving because of his work. Fair? No not really but hey so is a DD wife's life :)

    I'm really glad it wasn't your backside on the line :)

    Hugs x

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    1. Hi Missy, the irony is I have never had a speeding ticket. Lord only knows how! LoL. It was definitely a relief when I realised it wasn't me!

      Oh my, I can just imagine when your Dad blurted to Balu about the ticket! Thanks Dad indeed! Yes, If only he knew! At least you got off the other one :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  11. I admit...yes, I thought you were in trouble...very glad it ended well for you :-) Hugs

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    1. Hi Terps, LoL, seems I got a few people :) Thank you, and yes, It was a relief :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  12. Oh, Roz.... what glad it was not you .. I have already planned to skip the "description" of the action for your "crime." (Would affect me mentally for the whole day ... lol ...).

    Roz, events like this makes it even harder for me to think that DD is any good :: ((((

    What if it happens to you next time. How can Rick punish you when he did not receive any punishment for the same offense? He must also find that it is not fair.

    No, ladies. A dinner or flowers is not enough for Rick to get rid of debt. (According to me .. lol.)

    Hugs,
    Mona Lisa

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    1. Hi Mona, I guess the thing is that there are consequences for both our actions, our consequences are just different. Rick is accountable to me just as I am to him.

      I'm not actually sure what would have happened at the ticket have been mine given the circumstances ... the location and fact that the speeding was minimal.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  13. Oh my gosh Roz, you had me going! In this situation I would seriously want a "get out of jail free card" or something like that. I like starting that "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" conversation with my husband but shockingly, it always goes awry. Maybe just keep that little grin inside and ignore me completely.

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    1. Hi Susie, LoL, you too huh?

      Funny how those conversations don't seem to go over very well isn't it? I have actually mentioned to Rick that a number of friends here think I should get a 'get out of jail free card' :) Surprisingly, he didn't say much!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  14. I would've been a wreck to get that in the mail. I've never had a speeding ticket. I have been pulled over twice in my life (both for speeding) but somehow managed to cry my way out of it (actual real crying - both experiences really did freak me out lol).

    But hehe glad it wasn't you!!!

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    1. Hi Aurora, Oh my heart lept into my throat when I opened it, that's for sure! What's funny about all this is that I have never had a speeding ticket either. Have only been pulled over once which was nerve wracking but didn't get given a ticket.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  15. Hi Roz,

    Yes, I thought it was you.

    My first impulse was that I would have silently paid the fine and not confessed, it it had been me. But then, Ron thinks I drive too slowly, so he might have been proud of me for getting a speeding ticket.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Hi Hermione,

      Ron might have been proud LoL. I have never actually had a speeding ticket. Lord only knows how because I do speed! There's no way I could have silently paid it. I would have ended up fessing up eventually, which would have been worse.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  16. We had the exact same thing happen! I understand the fear, though I've never gotten a ticket, ever. I don't know what would happen if I did , I guess it depends. My husbands ticket was for something like 4 MPH over the speed limit, a little fine too, but really...I agree it's a bit annoying! Glad you stayed out of trouble

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    1. Hi Jennelle, how funny we both had the same thing happen. I have never got a ticket either and am also not really sure what would happen if I did. I also think it would depend on the circumstances ... the speed, location etc.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  17. LOL.

    Had that happen and how I loved telling P it was him. I still got spanked because I was in the car and I should have told him he was going over limit. If I'd told him he was driving too fast, I would have gotten spanked for being a bad seat driver:)

    Have a great weekend.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. LoL Ronnie, you can't win either way! ... or maybe you do? :) I admit there is was a certain amount of satisfaction telling Rick :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  18. Oh Roz, you got me! I sure thought your bottom was done for. So glad to find out it wasn't you.

    xo

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    1. LoL Bonnie, thank you :) it was definitely a relief that it wasn't me!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  19. Hi Roz, oh I am so glad that it wasn't you. I bet you enjoyed telling him though. I would have
    love Jan.xx

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    1. Thanks Jan :) There was a certain amount of satisfaction telling him he he. Oops, is that bad?

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  20. Thanks for the laugh Roz, I've had many of those moments!

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    1. Hi Gypsy Rose, thank you, you're welcome :) Moments that ended well like this one I hope :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  21. lol...glad that it turned out well. :)

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    1. Thanks Ana :) So was I! LoL

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  22. Wonderful! Reminds me of a similar occasion when Dan got one for parking wrong in a public car park. At first he thought it was me, but then he looked at the photo of the car, (they take photos here!) and it was a day he was away somewhere on business. Ha! I was so relieved, just like you!

    Hugs
    Ami

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    1. Hi Ami, it's a good feeling to realise it wasn't you isn't it? :) They don't send the photo with the ticket here, but I believe you can request them.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  23. I am so glad your backside was safe. See I don't have a problem with the inequity. I accepted it when I signed up for this. May not seem completely fair but we choose to operate like this. Happy it was in your favor though. :)

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    1. Hi Zoe, thank you :) It was a relief, that's for sure!

      I don't have a problem with the inequity either. As you said, it may not seem completely fair, but it is how we have agreed our relationship will work. That doesn't necessarily mean there are no consequences for his actions either, because there are. There are just different.

      I'm not actually sure what would have happened had the ticket have been mine, given the circumstances.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  24. Yep, lol. Glad it wasn't you though but still sucks about the ticket.

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    1. Hi Angel, did I get you as well? LoL. It was such a relief to realise it wasn't me. Yes, it is more of an annoyance than anything.

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  25. Perhaps it is good that Rick did not take the attitude of "I did not say that it was your fault. I am just blaming you anyway". Off the hook this time then :)

    Prefectdt

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    1. Hi Pref, oh goodness, I hadn't thought of that!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  26. I haven't laughed that hard in a LONG time!!! Mean even, lol, maybe, but SOOOO Funny! :) Oh POOR Rick. :) hehehe I am so glad that this time your bottom is safe, even though your heart wasn't there for a few minutes. ;)

    {{{hugs}}} EsMay

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    1. LoL Es May, and thank you :) Oh boy did my stomach drop when I opened the envelope! There was a certain amount of satisfaction telling Rick :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  27. omg, seriously, i just got one of those too. but it WAS me driving. its in my book to be dealt with when sir comes home at the weekend :(

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    1. Hi Kiwi, oh no! I'm sorry :( I have my fingers crossed for you!

      ((Hugs))
      Roz

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  28. LOL yep I thought so. I usually get a speeding ticket every couple of years. Wait, let me knock on some wood so I don't get one since it's almost that time again... ;)

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    1. Hi Sara, just perhaps don't knock on the wooden paddle! LoL. Fingers crossed!

      The funny thing is, I have never had a speeding ticket. Hang on, I better find some wood to knock on too! Or perhaps lessen the amount of led in my right foot!

      Hugs,
      Roz

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  29. Oh Roz, my heart was pounding for you for a minute. Your right, it is unfair! He should at least do some corner time, lol. Bet that never happens :( So glad your butt was safe this time!

    Clara

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    1. Thanks Clara :) I love your suggestion! LoL ... but yeah, I can't see it happening either :)

      Hugs,
      Roz

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