Saturday, September 30, 2006


"But Officer, I COULDN'T have been speeding... I'm listening to Classical Music on the radio. See?"


Michael C said...

I hope this post wasn't autobiographical ;-)

Although I agree. I know I couldn't speed to classical. Maybe the classics, but not classical ;-)

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Well, there WAS a tiny incident. The nice policeman must have liked Vivaldi because he let me go.

(I hope he doesn't read this blog.)

Anonymous said...

When I was pregnant, I would tell the cops who stopped me that I needed to get to a bathroom, gesturing toward The Belly. Invariably, they would let it slide. Nothing like the prospect of a very large (at least in the tummy) incontinent woman to get the law to back off....

heartinsanfrancisco said...


That was brilliant of you! And probably true. A woman's got to do what a woman's got to do.

I've considered using the "I'm-in-labor" defense, but that's hard to pull off in tight jeans. And women of my age who have babies end up in Guinness.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

If anyone happens to see Just D of Boondoggled, I've been trying to leave her comments for two days and can't. I don't know if the problem is with Safari or something else.

She has a great blog, for anyone who hasn't seen it, and I hope to solve this soon so I can link to it.

The Law Fairy said...

Oh man, lucky. I've been pulled over exactly ONCE and was too scared to argue with the cop (he did about five things wrong, any one of which in retrospect could have gotten me off. Damn my scaredy-cat nineteen-year-old brain!). I was listening to classical too, and I freaking SOBBED to the cop. Stupid nazi still gave me a ticket, for the full speed over I was allegedly going. Anyone who says cops let girls off easy is a goddamned liar.

Bitter, me? Nooooooo ;)

urban-urchin said...

I once got out of a ticket because my teddy bear was strapped into the passenger side of the car and I told him we were going to the hospital. (true). He had saucers for eyes but he nodded real slow and let me go. Hmmm.

urban-urchin said...

Shit. I meant his eyes were as big as saucers.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Law Fairy,

I've always admired women who could cry at will, especially at such moments. The guy was definitely a nazi if he gave you a ticket.

I always fight them. Always. And I represent myself in court. I'm not a lawyer, although there are many in my family. I know they say the person representing himself has a fool for a client, but so far, I've been lucky.

Well, I guess the facts are in now: Classical music will get you in trouble.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Several things about this comment need clarifying:

1. You were operating a motor vehicle when you still played with teddy bears?

2. Who was in need of emergency care, you or said teddy bear?

3. "He had saucers for eyes" refers to:

(a.) Teddy bear
(b.) Policeman
(c.) Other

An explosive said...

I love this! Now I know what to do thanks! lol ~M

heartinsanfrancisco said...

My heart,

Glad I could help!

Happy speeding!!


When I read the post I was wondering if you got off. Now I have my answer - Good for you! :)

Odat said...

Good one!!! Picture is great too..and the comments funnier...I'm at work and laughing!
Thanks,,,I need laughs on Mondays.
(I'll tell Just D for you)

jali said...

I played classical one morning and found myself driving faster and faster as the mood of the music rose. I looked down and the needle was over 100 - it felt like 55.
No more classical for me while in a car.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I appreciate your concern.

It was tiime for me to score because I just paid the last of three $60 parking tickets I challenged and lost. I shouldn't have lost; I write great excuse letters, as you might guess from the title of this blog.


Laughing is good. I've been wondering what would happen if you did your Friday Happy Dance on Mondays.

Just D's blog allows for email so I wrote to her last night. I'm not sure if the problem is Safari or Beta as I get a message that implicates both.


What was the piece of music, Flight of the Bumblebee?