Wednesday, September 12, 2007

back in the saddle again

what a wonderful time in western michigan! the weather was amazing. I was able to hang out with my daughter - that was great. Saw my good friends the johnsons and the fischers. Took the thompson family swimming and the thompson boys to their first game of laser tag. We laughed and smiled and eat alot. In addition, i stopped by the watermark offices and ended up playing bass sunday morning. HOW COOL IS THAT!

Well i am back; trying to get my head back in the groove. not so quick story about the trip back. i had not seen one police officer the entire trip until one of my co-workers called and said, jokingly, "don't get stopped".

I took the next exit ramp to get some gas and saw the familiar bubble lights flashing in the mirror. i pulled over and the police officer approached my vehicle. He quized me at some length about where i was coming from, where i was headed, how long i been on the road, etc.... at great length. I answered all the questions and said, "why are we hanging this conversation?" he told me that people have been picking up drugs in mexico and driving them to chicago picking up money and taking it back to oklahoma, texas, or arizona.

and then said, "Would you step out of the car, please?"

I did and he called another cop. He asked me to step over by his car and i said, "Hey i have seen COPS, i know the drill." they laughed. Then they frisked me. I asked if he could call a female cop for that. They did not laugh. That was ackward.
Then they proceed to search my vehicle.

This took 25 MINUTES! after it was all said and done, shook my hand and said have a nice day.

I have decided if it is going to happen - i will be the one it will happen to.



Roses said...

I'd be curious to know how many cars crammed full of illegal immigrants, drugs, and stolen parrots drove by while the cops were frisking you.

Glad all else was uneventful! :)

Steve Deur said...

Awesome to hear the tender sounds of the Clark's bass! Great also to see you with your new improved man gotee.

I loved your comments to the cops - you are a one of a kind! Hilarious!

Love ya bro