Last week I got a speeding ticket. I'm not whining -- I was speeding and I got nailed. Am I a little bitter about the way the radar detector lit up like a Christmas tree exactly when they zapped me instead of just before they zapped me so I could, oh I don't know, slow down or something? Well, yes, seeing as how that is the whole reason the radar detector even exists. But I also know that the state troopers lurk in that area (right after the road goes from two lanes to three, and the speed limit drops from 65 mph to 55 mph, and at the bottom of a hill) so I should have been going slower. So for that I am a dumbass.
However, I would like to the put the speeding ticket karma gods on notice. I am trying to slow down. I really am. I'm just not very good at it. It is hard! And on days like today, when all the federal employees were at home and not clogging up the roads, can I really be expected to drive the speed limit? I think not.