I got pulled over again. This is the 3rd time in the last year. I’m starting to get a little paranoid.
My left headlight went out sometime over the summer and so I replaced it. Then it went out again after a heavy rain a few weeks later leading me to believe that there is a bad seal around the lamp. So I’ve been driving around for a few weeks with only one low beam.
When the cop pulled me over he said, “I pulled you over because you have a headlight out. Did you know it was out?”
“Well, you really should get that fixed. It’s a stupid reason to get a ticket for.”
He told me that if I didn’t already have a warning for the same thing he’d give me a warning instead of a ticket (score!). All I could think of at that point was, ‘hey if it’s such a stupid way to get a ticket, why don’t you save us both some time and not pull me over since I happen to believe that it is also a stupid reason to give a ticket.’
Getting pulled over never really goes like I think it should. This is probably because in movies getting pulled over is usually hilarious. Here are some ways to get out of a ticket.
1. Make the cop drink pee (Dumb and Dumber).
2. Get the cop high accidentally because you are unknowingly driving a delivery truck made out of weed (Cheech and Chong ‘Up In Smoke’).
3. Trick the cop with imaginary bees (Tommy Boy).