Thursday, May 30, 2013

What we have here is a failure to communicate!

A long time ago I complained to Left Brain about the decibel level of the TV and demanded he go get checked out for hearing aids.  He suggested I go with him, which I foolishly did.  As it turned out he DID need a hearing aid....I was right!  Seems I needed two of them.

Now the TV is a decent volume since he tends to wear his one all the time.  I tend to pick and choose when I will wear them.  This has nothing to do with vanity, I'm just to lazy to stick them in my ears.  But for the most part I can manage throughout my day just fine, thank you...except for mumblers and those who talk too fast.  Like the other day.

Picture it.  I'm crusing along in my Honda minding my own business, singing at the top of my lungs since it was cold and the windows were up when I spot the flashing lights behind me.  Ooops.  How fast was I going?  I had no idea since I tend to ignore the dials on the dashboard.

In my defense I started to debate with the nice officer and told him "I'm sorry, but the road seemed clear and..."

He interrupted my stream of thought, which irritates me no end, by asking "How would you have reacted if Mister Fog had suddenly appeared?".  Now I'm getting a bit steamed.  I hate being patronized and he was truly treating me like either a child or a senile old woman.

Now, what I did I don't recommend to anyone.  It's never good to mouth off to a policeman, but I couldn't help myself.  I dished it back to him just as sarcastic as he presented it to me.  "Well."  I said. "I suppose I would have applied Mister Brake and turned on Mr and Mrs Headlights!"  Oh, I am just too clever sometimes for my own good.

He hemmed and hawed for a moment and then enunciating very clearly for me repeated his first statement in a manner I could clearly hear.  "How would you have reacted if mist OR fog had suddenly appeared?"  

Hmmm.  I guess I'll have to dig those hearing aids out and start wearing them if I can't control my mouth.  I suppose it might not hurt to glance at the speedometer once in a while as well.

Long Live the Queen of Eating Crow


  1. You are so refreshing and genuine. Thank you, Oh Mighty Queen!

  2. Tee hee, I'm still giggling over this one! Yup, I think maybe you should wear your hearing aids more often, especially when you are out or driving. I would hope that the good officer understood the predicament and let you go without giving you a ticket. You have a wonderful night. Hugs, Edna B.