Middle aged men and and their gal durn rock and roll music….
I woke up Saturday morning in one of my best moods in a long time....Beautiful morning it was...sun was shining, around 65 degrees....just an all around beautiful morning.....my son had just hugged me, and told me he loved me as he went off to a tennis tournament....this was was shaping up to be a great day....
I hop in my car...head to Kwik Shop for some coffee....
As I step back into my car, one of mine and the boys favorite songs, "Rocket Man" (a song that me and the kids have sang out-loud on more than several occasions) is on the radio....
Basking in this glorious moment, and my mood, I decided to turn it up really loud to embellish my my thoughts, and to reminisce just a little bit....about my boys, my life, etc......(I love the part where it says "Mars is not place to raise your kids...in fact it's cold as hell)
As I am driving back from Kwik Shop (at 21 mph), I noticed a Baldwin Police Officer sitting in the vacant lot across from Baldwin City Market .As any other responsible driver would do, I turn my thoughts to... , "Do I have my wallet?....do I have my license? ... Do I have my proof of insurance...do I have my seat belt on?"
After checking off all of the things that were going through my head, I thought to myself "Whew! I'm in the clear!"
As Elton was singing how it's going to be a long long time till touchdown brings him around again to find that he's not the man that he thinks he is at all....I notice these red lights in my rear view mirror....My heart was palpitating! Palpitating I tell you!
I ask the officer....in due respect..."What did I do sir?"
His response..."I'll tell tell you once I have your license"
After it was all said and done, I got learned that you can't play music so loud that if people within a 50 foot radius of your car can hear it. He told me that he was at least a hundred feet away, and he heard it. (I was like "Damn straight...this is a kick ass stereo dude")
I guess he didn't like Elton John? shrugs shoulders
Oh and by the way, this most handsome and respectful officer told me that he would give me a warning this time, but the offense carries a $100 fine.....So, if you are a soccer Mom that loves Winger, or a guy who likes to crank up "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC (because of that awesome drum beat at the end of the song), be careful....
Godspeed citizens! :) (just do it quietly)