It was our last day of Bible study for the semester, so of course… I got pulled over for speeding on my way home. Explain that one to the cop. “Sir, I was just leaving Bible study, and…”
But I didn’t have to, because my four-year old daughter saved me – unprompted.
(pulled over by East Texas cop, wearing a cowboy hat)
Cop: Howdy ma’am. How are you today?
Me: I’m fine, thanks.
Cop: Where are you trying to get to?
Me: We’re just driving home. Sorry, I didn’t realize how fast I was going.
(Insert daughter who rolls down her back window)
Daughter: I’m wearing my seatbelt!
(Insert sigh of relief as I realize that there’s NO WAY this guy can give me a ticket after that)
Cop: I see that you’re wearing your seatbelt. That’s very good. Have you been good? Did you write a letter to Santa?
(oh yeah, no ticket)
Cop: What do you want for Christmas?
Daughter: The puzzle guys that look like animals and you put them together like a puzzle.
Cop: Uh huh. And what do you think Bubba wants?
Daughter: Um, a stick horse.
Cop: That sounds like fun. (holding my license) So, there’s nothing wrong with your license?
Me: Uh, no?
Cop: I mean, I won’t go run it and find that you’ve been stopped on this road 15 times for speeding?
Me: No sir.
Cop: K, I’ll be right back. (comes back with license) Here you go. It’s just a warning. Have a nice day.
Daughter: Mom, that wasn’t a policeman. That was a cowboy.
So, thank you, cowboy, for not giving me a ticket, and thank you, awesome daughter who totally got me off the hook. 🙂