Thursday, July 05, 2007

Some days you're the bug, some days the windshield...

Tuesday morning at about 7 am, I was driving up to the hospital for pulmonary rehab. I was listening to Mick Jagger sing about Brown Sugar, and driving my Very Cool Car at a Very Cool rate of speed.

Just as I came up to the exit to go to the hospital, The Evil Blue Lights of the State Police began to flash behind me, and I knew I was got.

I pulled over to the side of the road, and immediately grabbed my cannula and turned on my concentrator, while grabbing my license and insurance card.

When the State Policeman walked up to my car, he asked if I knew why he stopped me. I told him that I wasn't sure, but I was certain that he could tell me. I told him that I was absolutely certain that I was supposed to be at the hospital at 7 am, weakly pointing at my clock. (It was absolutely true, too. I just didn't say that you don't get demerits for being late to the gym.) He said I was going 61 in a 45 zone. I told him that was possible.

I looked as pathetic as humanly possible, which, when I'm going to the gym at 7 am, isn't all that hard.

He went back to his car, then returned, and told me that instead of giving me a big expensive speeding ticket, he was only giving me a ticket for "failure to obey a traffic sign." One that said "Drive 45 mph".

Today I am The Windshield.

Let's hear it for cannulas and looking pathetic.


Colleen said...

I'm glad you reposted this, because I found it entertaining! I would like to know why you weren't wearing the o2 though! Are you supposed to?? I don't always wear mine while driving, so I can't pick on you too much. lol :)

The Admiral said...

I don't wear it when I'm driving, or when I'm eating, or when I'm bathing, or sometimes when I'm in meetings with clients. Also if I go to church in the morning, I don't wear it.

I need it more later in the day than earlier.

pooks said...

Failure to obey a traffic sign?

You slay me.

Annette Markin said...

I can just envision that pathetic look!! I don't know how you did it with a straight face!! You are my hero!!
Annette ya think you need your O2 more frequently later in the day because you haven't been using it all day??? Just a little food for thought.

The Admiral said...

You know, Mrs Markin, it IS food for thought, but only ice cream.

I have had it on all day, and done six minute walks morning and evening, and the morning walk is longer and the sats are better than the afternoon one. I just do better early. Don't know why exactly.