Earlier this week I was pulled over for speeding. I confess I was in the fault by driving well over the posted speed limit; however, in my defense I was dead tired from working on my feet all day and the 1-hr drive back home seemed to stretch forever.
I knew that having this incident on my driving record would cause my insurance rates to shoot through the roof. There was also the $200+ fine I would be required to pay…
…so I decided to go for it…
Yes, I flirted my way out of a speeding ticket, and this was not my first time.
I have probably talked/flirted my way out of tickets about 5 times over the 13+ years of my driving career. This isn’t to say that I have never been issued a ticket: the very first time I got pulled over for speeding, I was too scared to say anything to the officer and subsequently received a ticket.
I have not been pulled over in years and years, so I was a bit scared to say the least. However, the words rolled naturally off my tongue and the officer hardly even glanced at my driver’s license! He wished me a nice night and let me go without even a warning.
When I recalled the incident to J, he, like Ross in Friends, rolled his eyes.
“Oh, COME ON! That is SO unfair…”
“Well, would you rather your wife flirt her way out of a ticket or pay the fine?”
“I know, but still. You know guys could never do that.”
I admit he has a point there.
Have you ever talked your way out of a ticket?
Do you disapprove of women flirting their ways out of receiving tickets?