Headlight out, ins card expired, license plates fr prev cars lying in footwell--just another day in the life of a procrastinator
Headlight out, insurance card expired, old license plates from previous cars lying in footwell
Just another day in the life of a procrastinator
Yep, i got pulled over. Because the police officer could see the headlight out. It happened tonight. I've known about the headlight for a couple weeks. It IS on my list.
Evidence of recovery : i have a list. headlight is on my list.
I still have a ways to go : i didnt actually get the headlight fixed yet.
The insurance card was expired. All it takes it to receive it in the mail, and walk out to the car and place it in the glove compartment. However, upon arriving home, my wife and i discussed it, and it could be i'm uninsured cuz we have automatic payment and the bank changed my credit card number. Ins company may not have the updated number.
Evidence of recovery : acknowledging my limitations and using auto-pay.
I still have a ways to go : i didnt stay on top of the changing credit card number and insurance expiration.
The license plates are from 2 old cars that we've gotten rid of. They're lying in the footwell of the back seat waiting to be taken to the DMV to be turned in. The nice officer explained that it is actually illegal to hang on to them. Then i explained how i'm a procrastinator and i'm chemically addicted to NOT turning them in. No. jk. I did not explain that.
Evidence of recovery : well, actually the license plates are not on my list, so i'm not sure there is any evidence here :-(
I still have a ways to go : i didnt put them on my list, and i didnt turn them in yet.
On the whole affair:
Evidence of recovery: I was only a little nervous, not sick to my stomach. I have already worked thru the phenomena that government expects citizens to be responsible, and because of my condition that is extremely challenging for me. I fully expect there to be times when i am penalized by gov't for not being able to adhere to regulations. Also, i did not drive away swearing to myself that this will never happen again. Rather i thot, i am already involved in a program that is helping me overcome this disability. I trust that as God continues to mold me thru this program, things like this will happen less and less often.
I still have a ways to go : eventually i will be recovered enuf that i will have all these requirements met on time.
P.S. While i did not plead procrastination, i DID use a technique a cop-friend clued me in to. Own up to your mistake. Take responsibility. Cops go easier on you than if you try to weasel out of it. Perhaps it worked; he only gave me a ticket for 1 of the 4 violations (the 4th is tinted windows--car had them when i bought it (used) so that particular one is not due to procrastination).