Had one little incident on the way home. I was supposed to take the ferry from Hatteras to Okracoke then to Swan Quarter but it was too windy. Ferries cancelled. WHAT?!? How do I get home? Had to drive up the coast a bit then they told me to look for a KFC/Taco Bell, then turn left to go inland.... About 10 minutes into the trip I look behind me and there are blue lights. Oh shit. This lady Sheriff comes up to me and says I was going 40 in a 25 MPH zone. Oh Shit. She takes my license and registration and goes back to her car. A couple minutes later she walks back to me and says "Ma'am, your license expired 2 days ago. Do you have any relatives in the area? I can't let you drive."
I explained my situation to her....about my last 9 months being a blurrrrr....and that I probably got a reminder about my license but I was too focused on surviving to notice. And then I was in a tizzy when I learned that I couldn't take the ferry and I didn't notice that it was 25MPH and I was just trying to get home......and....and....and (....all 4 dogs are being total angels, even Keeper. They were just sitting still. I think they had their paws crossed.)
She responded with "Let me go call my supervisor."
She walked back a couple minutes later with a ticket for the expired license and explained.... "I'm not going to give you a ticket for the speeding. Here's a ticket for the expired license but if you call the Clerk's office once you renew your license, they will take care of this for you. Now, I can't legally watch you drive because you have an expired license, but if you go park and wait for me to leave, I will never know if you got back on the highway and drove yourself home. Do you need help with directions?".
Angels. They are always there when I need them. You know, if she hadn't pulled me over, who knows when I would have realized that my license expired. I did renew it ONLINE while I was parked....so all is good in the world again.
Always forward, never back,