officer: do you know why i pulled you over?
me: (all perky, ’cause i know the answer to this one, and i know it’s not that bad) because my registration’s expired!
officer: well, is it registered, you just haven’t put the stickers on?
me: no, it isn’t registered, but, i am licensed and insured!
officer: well show me what paperwork you have. why isn’t it registered?
me: umm, because things have been really tough, and, babble babble etc and so forth
officer: are you on probation or parole?
me: (perky, i know the answer to this one too) no!
*sigh* i didn’t tell him it’s because i’m a flake with weird-ass priorities. i didn’t mention that if i’d quit smoking when i said i was gonna, i’d have so much money right now. i didn’t mention i consider DSL a utility just like electricity or gas. i didn’t tell him about the bodies in the trunk or the …. wait, where was i? nevermind.
so, i have a month to deal with it and a handy fix-it ticket in my glove box that will keep me from getting any other fix it-tickets.
hey, i was gonna get around to it, ok? really. the ticket will just help me focus my priorities.