Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I thought I'd Never See the Day

Why do the wicked prosper?

Why don't the police ever catch that guy that cut you off?

Tonight they did.
I was driving on I-94 and passed a truck on the right because the left lane was packed.
As I passed the truck, a car came around the truck and instead of staying in the wide open middle lane, cut in front of me in the right lane.
I threw my hands up in disgust, whereupon he slowed down in front of me.
I pulled out to pass him on the left and as I did I saw the State Police car that had been in the median a mile back pull up behind me. Then behind him.
Then the lights, and the rejoicing began.
The twelve hour unsatisfactory workday ended in vindication.


  1. Wow, how many times have I thought "Where's a policeman when you need one?" in traffic!? GOOD FOR YOU, Ed! Vindication, indeed!
    My heart would have stopped as the cop pulled behind me first, though!

  2. There's a local stretch of highway usually patrolled, but it never seems there's a trooper when you want to see one.

    I was driving the highway one night, when a car passed so fast it startled me. I was at the speed limit of 65 and the car was moving so fast, the wind rocked my truck as it passed.

    Nope. No trooper. Usually I don't care if someone wants to speed on the empty highway, but some things are excessive and that's one time I wished a trooper would have parked in the median.

  3. Yeah, Z, there was a moment.
    And Jess, yeah, speeds one thing, reckless another.

  4. I hope you stuck your arm out of the window and did a "whoop whoop" for added pleasure.

  5. Dang it. I think I forgot to add that crazy word verification so my comment went bye bye.

    I had a similar incident a couple weeks ago when some dingbat thought he would race me to the end of a lane ending construction zone. He really didn't have enough time to come in behind me, but then he decided he need to race harder to get in front of me when his lane was nearly gone. At that same time the traffic came screeching to a halt and I had to chalk on the brakes to keep from hitting the car in front of me and this idiot was next to me STILL. No road left buddy.

    The knuckledragger shoves his truck behind me in a rage and suddenly I spotted the reason all the traffic halted. Standing just barely inside the construction cones was a trouper.

    With a whistle in hand, he began to point toward my way, but I could see his eyes were not looking at me. I pointed backward toward the idiot and I took such a delight in watching that uniformed arm point straight at the AJ Foyt Wanna Be.

    He swerved his truck in between the cones to stop and I did a huge fist bump up in the air.

    God's in his heaven and all's right with the world.

  6. To comment here I have to do a word verification.

    1. I didn't realize since I don't.
      I wonder if I can change that.

  7. I had a couple of them missing because after I comment, then it pops up and it doesn't always show up on my IPhone. And lately it's shows really odd shaped letters that are nearly impossible to read and then a little picture with two numbers.