Sunday, April 25, 2010
Driving under the Influence.
And somewhere deep within my body are channels that are very jammed up - thus my back/hip pain,intestinal distresses, mixed with nightly sweats that wake me up at 4 am. which was the reason for a visit to my naturopath for an appointment and accupuncture on wednesday.
Though I am doctor and needle phobic, going to this doctor is enjoyable. Issues are evaluated, and homeopathic/natural methods are used to adjust and heal the body. The office visit concludes with accupuncture in a healing space. Tammi was treating several issues, one of the being my insomnia. With 12-15 needles in my neck, stomach, and legs, she told me I was going to "go out", and I proceeded -- to my surprise--falling into a deep sleep for 1/2 an hour.
On the way home I was very mellow. I felt like I was somewhere else. It was warm, sunny, and I felt good for once. I took the back road to avoid the highway construction. The flats along which the farms rolled along were beautiful with the dark earth just waiting to be turned over. I was enjoying this quiet scenic ride home, feeling light, mellow, and I felt very aware of the essense of spring and renewal.
Until I saw the red flashing lights. I pulled over, thinking that he wanted to pass me. Oh no! He wanted ME. I rolled down the window, and asked nicely "offficer, may I ask what I did?". He looked at me with a sheepish grin and said: "you were doing 62 in a 45.". "I WAS?!?". I knew I was coming close to a school zone and had to slow down, which I did, but never knew what speed I was traveling when he pulled me over. How could I explain to him that I was under the influence of accupuncture and had no CLUE how fast I was going on that straightaway. He told me that because I had a clean record that he was ask the judge to ACD it. That's all well and good, but if I do anything wrong in the next six months, they will slam me!!! It's better than nothing, but I am going to try for better.
I was very upset. My pristine record could be besmirched with a ticket speeding more than 15 mph over the speed limit. I could be labeled as A SPEEDER. And once the insurance company gets a hold of that, OH BOY, LET'S RAISE THE RATES even though I have not used my insurance in 25 years.
After some facebook consultation with people in the "field", I am pleading not guilty - how can I plead guilty if I did not know how fast I was going, and besides, perhaps his radar is off ! In the meantime, I have a call into some friends, am lighting candles for the judge to be kind and merciful, drop it to a lesser violation, give me the fine, which I heard, is a minimum of 85.00 for JUST walking INTO the courtroom. A friend of mine had a bad inspection sticker...THAT WAS 300.00!!
So lesson learned. If it isn't raining, I will use my cruise control while driving home from accupuncture. And I wonder what this next court adventure will be..stay tuned in for the next segment on this!!
Patti O Criminal