Thumbs Down

So, I got the thumbs down today.

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This isn’t the actual thumbs down I got – it’s a random Google thumb. Keep reading and you’ll see why…

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.

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Not the actual car that was coming at me… I’m sure he really would have had an issue if he saw me taking a picture of him whilst I was driving!

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.

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This is how I felt on the drive home… always on the look-out!

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6 thoughts on “Thumbs Down

  1. I am addicted to speed. Not uncommon for me to drive 120km/h in a an 80km/h zone (that’s 75m/h in a 50m/h zone). The thumbs down was a nice touch. Glad you were able to forgo a ticket. 🙂

  2. That is so funny! I never heard of just getting a “thumbs down.” I realize he had other more important things to attend to but it’s funny he took the time to give you the hand signal!

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