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Monday, February 1, 2010

Arrested, ME?

Last week, I was remembering not-fondly about the time that there was a warrant out for my arrest.


Goody-two-shoes to the nth degree.

Okay, so maybe I wouldn't go that far.

I do like to drink, I tend to call people motherbitches, I'm impatient, snotty at times, and irritable.

But, when it comes to things that you could actually get arrested for....

Nope, not me. No freaking way. (Except for maybe that one skinny dipping incident, but I didn't get busted for that one and really, how bad is that? Only I would think of that as something horrible.)

But, yes, I did have a warrant out for my arrest at one point.

What did I do? How did that happen?

Well, it actually answers Supahmommy and MommyBrain's All about MEme Monday question: Tell us about a time you got pulled over by the po-lice.

A Sunday in October 2007.

I was driving us to church. I can't remember why on earth I was driving, since Hubs was in the car. But, anyhangover....

I see the lights start flashing behind me and my heart jumps into a panic. I was NOT speeding. I DO NOT SPEED.

And on that particular stretch of road, by not speeding, I mean I don't even do 5 over(that doesn't count as speeding elsewhere, right?), because there is nothing else for the police to do right there than to pull people over. There's NOTHING there. Which is probably why most people fly down that road who don't realize that the police hang out there all the time. No joke, I once saw police cars in 4 different hiding spots along that road within less than 2 miles of each other.

I won't tell you the whole story about all the waiting and the officer's comments and all that crap because this post really doesn't need to be a whole book.

But, I had been pulled over because my registration had expired.

I had no idea. I knew my sticker was expired, but Hubs had told me two months before that he was going to take care of getting it renewed on time and that he'd get my sticker to me later, but that it was fine.

I thought he'd already done it and just hadn't given me the sticker.

Um, no.

Hubs takes my ticket and says he'll take care of it.

The next month, I get a notice in the mail, saying that I still need to pay for this ticket or a warrant for my arrest will be issued.

Again, I give it to Hubs, he says he'll take care of it.

Then, right before Christmas, I receive a warrant for my arrest in the mail.

Because Hubs still hadn't paid my freaking ticket.

I call him, in tears, rambling on and on about how he should forget about buying me anything for Christmas, I just don't want to get arrested and what if they came for me and no one else was here with the kids and they had to take them away, and I have an arrest on my record and what if I ever want to go back to teaching and....

Okay, I didn't handle it very well, at all.

I can't help it, it freaked me out.

So, there's my answer to Supah and Mommybrain's question and how I almost got arrested. I would just like to state for the record, that I've never gotten a ticket for anything else- not even pulled over for speeding.

Have you entered my first giveaway yet?

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Blogger Vivianne's Vista said...

Ooooh, that must have been very scary! I was stopped once for a making a u turn somewhere, and the copper turned me to blubber! I was really young then, but they still make me nervous! Since this isn't a prison post I guess everything turned out for the best! LOL!

February 1, 2010 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger danita said...

omg...did you ever think that he had it in for you?

February 1, 2010 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger Casy Schweickart said...

I wish I could say that I have never gotten a ticket but I would be totally lying. I would be the same way...except maybe the hubs wouldn't be alive by the time I was done. He does put things off alot too. He will say something like "I will take care of that tomorrow" and then a few weeks later I find it in his car or get a notice in the mail where he has put it off and not gotten around to it! They can be so frustrating! ;0)

February 1, 2010 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I totally understand the fear regarding arrests and wanting to teach. That fear is what kept me out of the bars underaged in college. All 5 of my roommates got arrested for that one night. Glad I just went to the keg party that night.

February 1, 2010 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I was thinking that you should've told Hubs that you were going to go to jail for something much worse than not paying your ticket if HE DIDN'T PAY YOUR TICKET THIS INSTANT. ;-)

February 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger singedwingangel said...

lmbo totally agreeing with KMAMA on this one like felonious assault, attempted Murder something much better then his laziness and procrastination..

February 1, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I agree with Kmama, too. I would have been freaking out, too.

February 1, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger glenna said...

No jury would have convicted you for murder once they heard the story. LOL

February 1, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Daffy said...

......aaaaaand what did hubs say?

Because I really think this warrants (pun intended) another danceoff video starring your hubs to be posted.

February 1, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Eternal Lizdom said...

I have a friend in a similar situation... she got pulled over for rolling through a stop sign in my neighborhood. And she didn't pay the ticket. And didn't show for court. And didn't show for her second date. And now there's an outstanding warrant... and she chooses to take NO ACTION on getting it resolved. I don't know how long she can continue to ride it out... it worries me, though.

February 1, 2010 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

Guess this why I take care of everything. If I left it up to my husband, this is what would happen to me, and I would of flipped out.

Trust me, I just saved his butt this morning from getting arrested for missing Jury Duty, he forgot to follow instructions yet again.

February 1, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

The DMV doesn't mess around anymore...and with computers now it takes no time for them to catch up to you. My husband switched our insurance DMV did not get notified suspended my registration for not having insurance and then I got a letter that they were going to put warrant out for my arrest (even after I knew they had proof of my new insurance) So there system is still not the best. Glad it all worked out not a laughing matter.

February 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Sunday said...

I completely agree with Daffy.
Hubs is hereby sentenced to another Dance-off video.
I vote for any song by Dee-lite.

That'll be good for a laugh!

February 1, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

HOLY CRAP! I would have been so pissed and freaked out and crying! WOW.

February 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger T.J. said...

Argh!! I think you handled it well considering it was ongoing drama! Darn registration sticker!

February 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Kinda been there, mine swore up and down for 6 months that he mailed the right papers to OR when we lived in CA for our OR plates and that his mom just hasn't sent them back to us yet. Fine no biggie until he gets pulled over with all 5 of us at the time. The cop wanted to flat bed the truck to the impound lot on the side of the freeway, issued hubbie a $500 tickets in speeding, expired reg, and no proof of insurance. We had NO ONE to come get us and the kids that day. I truly think the cop didn't impound our truck because he felt bad for the verbal lashing hubbie was getting from me for procrastinating and lying. He even told hubbie he better make up for this when he left. lol

February 1, 2010 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

LMAO! I didn't know you were such a rebel!!

February 1, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I am a speeder oops. I have been good for awhile. Have a great Monday..

February 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Frickin' husbands. They just can't multitask like women can! If my husband ever needs anything crucial done, I have to do it. I love him to death but I would NEVER hand him my ticket! I have a speeding ticket in my purse right now that I am going to have to pay by the 8th. Boo. :(

February 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger The Blue Zoo said...

lol Well Im glad you didnt have to go to jail and make any new 'girlfriends'.

February 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Hee hee...love it! You poor lady! I used to speed all the time. Except I kept getting tickets, so I had to stop.
Your hubs totally owes you one!

February 1, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

I agree with Kmama. I would have been seriously mad over this one!

February 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Ams said...

Oh my goodness! See, you just can't trust those men to get things done! Thank goodness you didn't ACTUALLY get arrested!

February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger The Princess of Sarcasm said...

The Prince would be DEAD if he ever did this to me!!! Oh, and I LOVE your disclaimer at the top!! That is one of my biggest pet peeves about blogging!!!!!!!!! Can I steal it and give you credit for it? Maybe you should make a button about it for people to grab! ;)

February 1, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Mama Taylor said...

Josh likes to put things off too. Drives me nuts! In fact, he may have a warrant out for his arrest soon... he got not one, but TWO tickets in December! He has yet to do anything to take care of them.

February 1, 2010 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I think I may have had a few harsh, choice words for my Hubby.

February 1, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Ms Bibi said...

I would be freaking out as well. I don't do well with things like that. Hubs thinks I overreact , but hey, that's me.

February 1, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

That's totally your husband's fault. Sounds like something mine would do.

February 1, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

I would have been crying too!!!!! I'm glad you finally ended the ordeal!

February 1, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Okay. So do you still hand things over to your husband? Because wow... 3 times!

February 1, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

I had a warrant for my arrest because I failed to appear for jury duty, because I didn't know I was called. I was out of town for 90 days on a project for my company and never went home.

February 1, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Vodka Logic said...

I would have sent you husband in your place.. wow.. I would have freaked too.

February 1, 2010 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Kearsie said...

Yikes. I know just how you feel. Except it was my husband. And he did, in fact, end up arrested. I wrote the sordid tale. Here: http://soundsliketomatoes.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/too-bad-he-couldnt-take-the-handcuffs-home/

February 1, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

cracking up, even though every time I get pulled over I cry like a baby! This one was Hubs' fault, though!


February 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

p.s. love that bit you put at the top of your blog about word verification & the percentages. ROFLMAO!!!

February 1, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

You little criminal, you!

February 1, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

I would have been freaking out, but at my husband! He would have been ripped a new one for getting me in such a predicament in the first place. This coming from the lady that has expired tabs on both my cars right now... but at least my hubby knows I haven't paid for them- on the TO DO list, ha ha.

February 1, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Confessions From A Working Mom said...

How much do I have to pay you to get you to change the link in me and Julia's "Just For You February" blog button to MY page, not hers? Just kidding.

You and I can still be friends, despite your boys wearing Tarhole blue. Your hubs, however, well, I won't forgive him quite as easily! Is he a grad, or just a fan?

Confessions From A Working Mom

February 1, 2010 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Yankee Girl said...

Never leave anything important like that do a man!

February 1, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Wow! That is quite the story. You handled it like a pro.

February 1, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

made me smile butI would have been freaked out too!!I also would have clocked my hubby!!!I have never hit anyone but this would deserve it,right??so did you end up taking care of it??

February 1, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Grilled Cheese said...

My goodness. I think if I heard him say, "I'll take care of it" one more time, I'd start responding with, "Oh will you? Like the time they tried to throw me in the Big House? I got this one, thanks."

Glad you didn't get sent up the river.

February 1, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Few things... HOW THE H_E_DOUBLE_HOCKEY_STICKS do you already have 42 comments on this? I"m OBVIOUSLY DOING SOMETHING wrong! I'd pay you for advice!!

Secondly, I LOVE your post it about Motherbitches. Friggin' hysterical.

Thirdly, you = the bomb for stopping by my blog. Can I assume that "thirdly" is closely related to my first question?

Gracias, in advance!

February 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I would have killed him for not paying it.

February 1, 2010 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

AH! I would have been so mad! Do you still let him take care of things like that? Not me huh uh never again. Jail time is skeery...not that I've ever been there but man Berthas live there and they are SCARY!

February 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

OMG! I could have written this post. Except when I paid my ticket for the expired tags, the court didn't alert the DMV and the DMV revoked my license. And I didn't know. And was driving with no license until my insurance agent wouldn't renew me!

we are some badass chicks.

February 1, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger tattytiara said...

There's a way to handle getting an arrest warrant in the mail well?

February 1, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Theta Mom said...

OMG! Hubs didn't pay for the ticket!!!

February 1, 2010 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger Just Another Mom of 2 said...

See what happens when we leave things up to the hubbys?? Ay yi yi! What a mess! I bet he did some serious makeup duty LOL!

February 1, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man it's scary once I had a bench warrant because of a unpaid parking ticket. Yup being silly and 19 those things just go away right?

It's a scary thing!

February 1, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

Oh no he didn't??!! He's lucky he's still alive. That totally sounds like something my husband would do. I'm starting to wonder if our hubbies are long lost brothers.

February 1, 2010 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Masala Chica said...

so typical. I can't believe that he forgot that long thug!

February 1, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger LMJ said...

wow! how scary!
My husband did that once, but not with the car's registration. I gave him some bills to drop at the post office. The idiot left them in the glove compartment and forgot about them. I didn't find out until I got collection agencies letters. I called the companies all angry arguing with them that I had sent the payments on time.

Hubby claimed that he did. Then I was cleaning the truck, and I found them. He spent the night on the couch.

February 1, 2010 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oh, bad husband. Bad.

Glad you weren't arrested... :)Which reminds me, I have a ticket I need to pay. I suppose I should be doing that!

February 1, 2010 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Coryanne Ettiene said...

what a great read, love it. Even more I love your post it note about mean girls from highschool, so very funny and true. Popping over because Tammy from tammys 2 cents sent me, she was so right to do so. Now following. All the best, coryanne

February 2, 2010 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

The hubs should have gone to jail. Just my thought Haha.

I can imagine that was scary though!


February 2, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger gina said...

I got arrested in the B*tch as# town of Shrewbury , MA about 8 years ago- my reg. sticker was expired and I had no idea. Same thing. But I GOT arrested (the town had the choice to arresst or order you to court). ARRESSTED. I was horrified. I cried so hard , and they took away my baseball hat, sweatshirt string, and shoelaces in my sneakers, that I probably looked like a crack addict by the time I appearded in court that afternoon. Of course, NOTHING came of it- it was all paperwork. >sigh<

February 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Yikes!! I would have freaked out, too.

I'm thinking this was a plot of some sort--he knew you would ultimately say that all you wanted for Christmas was to be warrant free--no gift needed.

But can I say I am glad you didn't get arrested? But imagine the blog posts....


February 2, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Mama Michie (aka Michaela) said...

Oh wow! I think I would have been freaking out too!

February 3, 2010 at 9:27 AM  

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