Our boys in blue are true American heroes. Police officers put their lives on the line every single day they work and then some. Our highway patrolmen are out there making sure that our roads are safe. I salute those officers making America a safer place to live.

Ok. You can tell by now that your favorite weatherman was pulled over the other day for speeding. I am the type of person that gets right to the side of the road the second the blue lights go-a-flashin’. I promptly roll my window down and I don’t even bother with the entire “What’s the problem, officer” routine. I know what I did wrong and I am straight forward to the officer. Sometimes the officer is lenient and tells me to slow down and have a good evening. I always thank him and tell him I appreciate what they are doing out there.

So when I got pulled over the other day, it was business as usual. I have to be into work at 3:30 each morning and I was already running 15 minutes late so I was speeding. Anyway, I waited in my car on the side of the road waiting to be processed, or whatever happens when the officer is in his car. And waited. And waited. And then I waited more. A half hour passes and finally I see the officer approach the car, ticket in hand. At this point I didn’t care what he gave me; I just needed to be at work. But a half hour for a ticket? Obviously I was in a hurry for a reason! The patrol officer was still courteous to me, and yes, I still told him that I appreciate what he does out there every day.

At least I didn’t get “the lecture” from him. I think he knew the $110 fine is punishment enough when my wife finds out.


Rock forth, Mitch

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