Ok…I’m ready to explain. To put it in writing. To detail the last week or so of my life that has reminded me so much of Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day.
It started with the letter.
I must go backwards before I go foreward- I moved into my new place a month ago and even though I am pretty settled I haven’t completely unpacked all of the bags and boxes. Instead I didÂ what most
responsible people do and shoved them in closets or behind the room divider screen.
The Day OfÂ The Letter-Friday, June 1st, before the Rob’s wedding, I found one of those bags and cleaned it out because I thought I might use it to carry some of the stuff from my place to theirs. In the purse was a letter from the DMV. I could have sworn I paid that parking ticket. Hmmm…let me open it to make sure. After reading the first 3 sentences, I handed the letter to Will Lambert. “I DON’T UNDERSTAND…what does this mean?” I understood. I just couldn’t believe it. He looked at me with his eyebrows raised and his head cocked to the side and said, “You’re license was revoked…2 weeks ago…and you can’t drive for 6 months.” SAY WHAT!?!?!! WHY?!?!?!!? HOW!?!??!!!
Before I could getÂ those wordsÂ out…
Will-Â “HOW DID YOU GET 12 pts ON YOUR DRIVING RECORD?”
Me- I don’t know.
Will- It says “Reckless Driving”
Me- Oh yea. Remember that time I was going 82 on the trip to Charleston. And remember every trip I’ve driven to Charleston in the past year and a half. I’ve gotten a ticket on Interstate 95 in Virginia.
Will- That’ll do it.
Me- I don’t have time to worry about this. I have a wedding to help put on and flowers to throw down the aisle. I’ll deal with this later. *I was the flower girl*
Fast foreward a few days- I asked an attorney what I can do about the situation. I NEED MY CAR! Yes! This is a city with a Metro and buses and cabs, BUT Public Transportation doesn’t even start running until AFTER I get to work. I’ve tried to get a cab at that time of morning and they wouldn’t pick me up. Uh oh…then I started stewing AND ON TOP OF THAT, are you kidding me?!?!?! I go 80 miles an hour on the INTERSTATE (not a school zone. Not near a church or in a neighborhood…ON THE INTERSTATE!) and I lose my license? Lindsay Lohan’s had numerous DUI’s and she has a license! My girlfriend HIT A PARKED METRO BUS…A PARKED METRO BUS…and she still has her license!Â After a while I calmed down, and decided to reach out to an attorney. I explained the situation…his response?
“If you had a DUI, this would be so much easier to take care of. It’s not looking good for you.” I’m furious.
Another friend of mine reached out to their attorney (this friend doesn’t have a license). “My attorney said if I got pulled over (without a license because he never got one), I would really only have to pay a fine. Under $100. If you get pulled over with your suspended license, you go to jail. And your fine is $5000….Don’t Drive.” This has got to be a joke.
I’ve come to grips with the fact that there will be no more random Target trips (unless I can ride with you). If I want to go to Charleston or Ocean City or even Baltimore…I’ve got to wait on a ride. Going to the grocery store is going to be a bitch since it’s a mile away. But I’ll make it work.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
That’s not all that’s happened in the past week. I’ve also…
*Bruised my tailbone (falling down stairs at the Rob’s wedding) So I’m sitting on a DONUT!
*Switched insurances recently and went to pick up my Birth Control prescription, they said my insurance doesn’t cover retail locations for monthly prescriptions so had to pay $80 for it (at least I don’t have to pay for a child).
*Have 2 of my BEST FRIENDS (Allison & Kenny) moving with in the next 3 weeks.
*And have gained 10lbs in the past year (I Know that’s my fault but I’m just starting to really notice it and it sucks.)
I know…it could be worse…I’ve even made Besties with 2 new friends..and am loving one old one
New Besties- donut seat and SmartTrip Card for the Metro
Old Friend- RED WINE!