Righteous Speeding

The Judge stared in disbelief. “Do you want to go to jail, son?”

Mitch Teemley


Why Life Isn’t Fair, Part Three

(to read Why Life Isn’t Fair, Part One, click here)

I’d reached the sagely age of 21.  After driving my VW Bug into car-diac arrest, chevy_vega_wagon_rear_green_1972I’d finally scratched together the down payment for a groovy avocado green Chevy Vega with harvest gold vinyl seats.

Just two weeks later a very un-groovy cop pulled me over.

“But my speedometer said 65, sir!”

“I clocked you at 72, son.” (As if calling me “son” could transform this travesty of justice into an act of parental concern!)

Even after I courteously explained that I was right and he was wrong, he still refused to grasp the facts, and gifted me with a speeding citation.

I mentioned the situation (yelled) to my car-smart friend, Ray.

“Have your speedometer checked.”

“On a brand new car?”

“It’s a Vega.”

I had it checked and, lo and behold, the speedometer…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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3 Responses to Righteous Speeding

  1. RGS says:

    Ha ha! I laugh out loud because I’ve been there many times. In our wild crazy youth friends and I were speed racers in our sports cars. Even though always guilty, the majority of law enforcement in all it’s forms, and the court system, treated me with fairness and decency, and not without leniency based on the fact (I believe) that I was a young woman (a whole other topic).
    Love the phrase, ‘Universe vs Mitch Teemley’. Feel that way a lot if things don’t go as I expect. Arguing with the Universe a sure ticket to suffering.

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  2. BelleUnruh says:

    I love this story about your deep convictions on fairness. Love your gumption, fervor and zeal.

    Liked by 1 person

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