We’ve lived on the crazy freeways of California for 7 years. Never an accident (thank you, Lord) and never a ticket.
On Friday, December 18th, we left our apartment, Josh got in the U-haul, Tuck and I in our car, drove down our hill, picked up a healthy, organic breakfast from the esteemed McDonalds, got gas and LITERALLY, on our way to the on-ramp of the freeway, to drive out of the state of California, Josh got pulled over and given a ticket for talking on his cell phone.
Now, he got this ticket b/c his WIFE was calling him and he, a good husband, picked up the phone, while passing a cop. So, technically, the ticket was my fault. However, I was calling him b/c he was driving to go southbound (which would take us to San Francisco) when we obviously needed to go north. So, in that sense, it wasn’t my fault b/c if he had gone the right way we never would have passed the cop and I never would have called him.
The nice thing is that the cop didn’t give both of us a ticket for talking on our cell phones and the bad thing is, I just called Marin County and the ticket is for $142.00!!!!!!!! Can you believe that? I was thinking it would be under $100. Depressing.
Also, Josh brought his iPod touch in the U-haul with him so that he could listen to music b/c he was so bored and the U-haul only had a radio. I was unaware of this second illegal act. Well, guess what? The iPod got left in the U-haul and U-haul claimed that they didn’t find it. Yeah, right. I wonder what punk 19 year-old kid is enjoying Josh’s $200 iPod right now.
So, thank you, California. Because we broke the law twice, we are now $342.00 in the hole. We love you and will miss you.