So, I got the thumbs down today.
Let me back up.
I was leaving for a work meeting, and pulling out of the subdivision that is connected to mine, to my left there were a couple of cop cars, one was sitting with his lights on and one was driving very slowly, they appeared to be searching for someone/something. Fortunately, I was turning right!
I took off, and yes, I tend to push the limits of speed. Technically, we don’t have speed limits here in Texas (totally true, look it up!); however, we do have speed limits signs, which are the posted speeds at which that road has been tested to be safe. Just for the record, you don’t get out of a speeding ticket when you remind the judge that there aren’t any speed limits in Texas. Not that I know this from personal experience, I don’t, I swear.
But, I digress… I’m headed out and technically I’m speeding, but only by about 9 miles over, cause you know – 10 miles over is just too fast and I do have my limits!
That’s when I saw him coming at me, going west as I was travelling east. A lovely black and white car that never fails to make my heart rate pick up.
I noticed his arm out the window, and then I noticed it was moving, and then I realized he was giving me the thumbs down as he was telling me to slow down.
Dude, I burst into giggles, composed myself as we passed and I gave him the nod and let me tell you – I slowed down! I didn’t speed (much) the rest of the drive.
I did however giggle for the next five minutes and since after that cop car I saw another one a few cars behind him, I gave thanks for whoever was in trouble back in my neighborhood – cause it quickly dawned on me that they were the back up and he didn’t have time to stop me and give me a ticket.
For the record, after my meeting when I was driving home it was at a reduced speed. Okay, it was somewhat reduced but with my eyes peeled more than usual.