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Monday, February 16, 2009

Good news and bad news

Good news: We discovered this weekend that Behr paint is on sale! HOORAY! We refuse to buy anything else since Behr is awesome in quality and price, and we got 1-gallon cans for $10 less after the sale and rebate. We are starting to paint this weekend, so we weren't going to get the paint until later this week. However, we decided to go in this weekend and finalize all of our color choices and buy all the supplies, and we found that they were having this sale through today. So, we end up saving more than $100 in paint! Hooray!

Bad news: I have already spent the $100. I ran to the grocery store for a few items, and on the way home I got a speeding ticket. Bummer! The sad part is that it's on a road that I always watch my speed on ... except for this one moment. Nope, I was concentrating on staying in my lane, which isn't properly marked, so I wasn't watching my speed. (For you locals, I'm talking about the road by what used to be North Park and is now nothing ... except that pretty road to nowhere.) So, my citation is for 30 in a 25 mph, and it's going to cost $110. Are you kidding me?!? Sigh. Somehow I'm not worried about Spanish Fork's budget when tickets cost that much -- any shortfalls and they just whip out a few of those and they're back on track ...

My ticket made me think, though, that being a cop has to be one of the worst jobs on the planet. I mean, who in the world is happy to see a cop? NOBODY! Well, almost nobody. When you actually do NEED one, are you really happy that you need them? Nope, just in need. I just can't imagine a job where nobody likes to see you. Totally opposite the UPS guy -- who doesn't like getting packages? And UPS is generally not used for business like FedEx, so people really are happy to see them ... that is if you can wave and say thanks before they're peeling out of your driveway to their next delivery ...

5 comments:

Theresa C said...

$110 for 5 over the speed limit? That's harsh!

Leslie said...

Holy crapoly! Thats a lot for 5 over!!! My brother left the fair grounds last night and that very second a cop pulled him over and gave him a ticket for not having mud flaps. He wasnt speeding or anything.

Jana Nielsen said...

For 5 mph? You know a cop's radar can be off by that much. I heard that if you fight the ticket, you can usually get the charges dropped or cleared. I hope you can do that. They are allot nicer here. I got a warning for going 65 in a 45 (it was right after it turned 45). I was just honest with the cop, "I probably was speeding because I was late to a Dr. apt.". I was on the phone to the Dr. to reschedule, when he gave me a warning. They seem pretty harsh there.

Linda said...

Hey Denise!

You gotta love those days! At least it gives us something to talk about! :) Hope all is going well for you otherwise. Love ya!

Lizzylou said...

I feel your pain about the speeding ticket. I got one last month (my first one in 6 yrs) for the same amount. I had the option to go to traffic school which was only $90 and it wiped out the ticket so I didn't have to pay it. I was so mad at myself for the longest time. Great find on the paint. I agree on Behr Paint-it's the best!