Daily Prompt: Breaking the law.
Think about the last time you broke a rule (a big one, not just ripping the tags off your pillows). Were you burned, or did things turn out for the best?
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I have never broken the law deliberately, yes one or two speeding fines – *blush* yes, speeding. But this prompt did bring back a memory though. I think one of the worst things is when people think you’re guilty of something when you are actually quite innocent. Here’s the memory: My first child was a small baby, so not only did I have a new baby but I also had a new drivers licence too. Now, people who know me will know that I am a little on the nervous side and when stressed it shows badly.
Anyway, I was on my way to the doc with my new baby and on the way I was stopped at a road block. It was one of those really big road blocks with a million cops. They were doing a quick car searches so I thought I’d be through the roadblock quickly too, but I was not.
The cop came to my window and asked me where I was going and which area I came from. I answered the questions but as this was happening I started breaking out in a cold sweat and I could feel myself becoming very pale with a very dry mouth, mainly because of the almost aggressive attitude of the cops. I was made to get out of the car. I was patted down, told to stand aside whilst my car was searched really thoroughly. Fortunately my daughter was and stayed fast asleep throughout this episode. Needless to say they found nothing of whatever it was they were looking for.
The cop only then asked if he could see my licence, when he saw that it was new, he turned and whispered something to the others who were standing around the car, he smiled quite sweetly and asked if this is why I was so nervous? The new drivers licence and obviously my first road block…they apologized and said that I looked so pale and nervous and this is why they felt it necessary to do the search…this was many years ago, but it still feels like yesterday when I think of it.