Pay It ForwardOkay, I love this movie and what the story behind this little boy stands for. Last week I paid it forward. I believe in kindness toward others... (even despite my own emotional personal hangups). Last week I decided to bring in donuts for everyone in the office :-).
This is after one of my luckiest nights with a little problem I call speeding. I mean, I have been lucky all my life since I never got a ticket... and I have been known to drive fast since I got my license.
I was driving my friends after a concert last week when I got pulled over. This was not surprising to me because I am a horrific speed racer on the road. It was close to midnight on 101 south just past SFO. I was going about 85 to 90 until I approached the freeway exit. I saw sirens flash behind me and thought, "****..." It was already late and I was so tired, and just a minute away from dropping off my friends at their car, when a friendly CHP officer pulled me over. Being the nervous and seemingly forgetful person that I am, I did not have my driver's license on me. I totally panicked and was extremely nervous as he approached my window to speak to me.
Of course there is a happy ending to this short story.
Smiling and friendly as usual, I told him that I don't have my driver's license and thought I was only driving 75 (so I lied). Well, to make a long story short, the adorable CHP officer did not give me a speeding ticket and only cited me for a misdemeanor of not carrying my DL. I could not believe my luck. :-)
So CHP officers out there, some of you do perform random acts of kindness. I will try to speed less and be a good driver on the road for the safety of all!