6.14.2009

wake me up when we get to beaver

while driving home from the grad party, my sister says, "wake me up when we get to beaver". i will never forget these words for as long as i live. beaver? where is beaver? the story begins....

once i finished byu, i had to move out of my apartment and drive all of my things home. this picture just about explains how much stuff i had. my car was literally packed to the brim. my sister and i had a deal that i would drive the first half of the trip, and she would proceed to finish the rest. a couple of hours into the trip my passenger of a sister tells me, "wake me up when we get to beaver". period. that's it. no explanation, just a statement. so i proceed to travel down the I-15 listening to music, everything peaceful, UNTIL.....

i had just made it over a hill to see 2 cops parked on the side. i immediately felt a pit in my stomach. he didn't even have to turn his lights on. me, being the leader of the pack of cars, pulled quickly over to the side, saying something under my breath only to see my sister waking up from a deep slumber. "what's happening? where are we?" she says. "i have no idea, but i'm getting a ticket" i angrily apply. before the cop got out of his car, i had my license and registration already handy. as he was approaching my window, my arm was perched out with documents in hand. "wow, where are you going?" the officer asked.

"ohh, i just graduated from BYU....i'm driving home"

"well i clocked you going 91, and it's a 70 area, but because you just graduated, i'll knock it down 5 mph"

-i paused for a moment with my jaw to the floor because he is writing me a ticket, yet trying to be the nice guy at the same time. this is when my sister nudged me in my side and told me to say thank you for what he had done. and me, gritting my teeth, said thank you.-

"okay go on your way now, drive safe, and happy graduation!"

i hate beaver.

6 comments:

Victoria said...

I think Beaver was where TYLER got stopped, too!!! Happy graduation indeed!

Victoria said...

But btw, congratulations! (That's from me, not the cop:)

Alyssa Griffeth said...

I think every member of my family has gotten stopeed in Beaver for one reason or another. It's notorious for JERKY cops...They make me cry every time!

Hate HATE HATE Beaver!!

Trevor and Colette Riley said...

I'm so sorry! I hope all is well. Happy Graduation.

Anonymous said...

I got a "Body Cavity" search when I was stopped for being a "non-member" He didn't give me a ticket but now I walk funny.

whitney said...

BEAVER=DANGER