Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bring you up to “speed”

I can’t say what it is, but something about eluding a cop makes me all sorts of happy.

On my way to work the other day, I went to pass a car on a back road 2 lane highway, and as I’m gunning it, getting right along side her, I see faaaaaar off on the horizon a black car with a white top coming toward us.

It can only mean 1 thing: CHP. I slam on my brakes, get back behind her and go the slow slow speed, waiting for him to drive past.via lolsotrue

As he does, I have this huge smile on my face as he stares me down. I started to laugh right then. He can’t get me, I’m going the speed limit… I was doing the whole, ‘he ain’t got nothin’ on me!’ thing, when he flips a U behind me. At this point I’m talking to myself. ‘I don’t know what he’s doing…he can’t pull me over…I did nothing wrong…let’s see him try…’ and after 2 minutes of this, he turns down a road. But the whole rest of the way, I was convinced! he was tracking me.

Which he wasn’t…

I love eluding cops! Its such a victorious feeling.

Moving on – over a week ago, a co worker of mine, who’s in no way a friend, acquaintance or will ever be for that matter; called me “Em”. I did a double take when she said this, thinking who does she think she is calling me a nickname?? It was odd and in truth, made me a little uncomfortable. I barely have my friends call me Em, let alone a virtual stranger who didn’t seek my permission.

If you ever get an email from me, you’ll see I sign it “Em” but that’s only because I’m too lazy to type the full Emily over and over again…

Any way, fast forward to last Thursday, walking through the office, another co worker calls me Em. I stopped and asked her why she was calling me that and she said a co worker who has authority in the office, told EVERYONE in their sales meeting that I want to be called Em…or “M” as they’re saying.

I never said this!! Now everyone is calling me Em and I can’t even tell you how annoying it is. Its so bizarre!

In other news – My wonderful mom brought to my attention, after my forgetful post, that I was in a head on collision. Head vs windshield and the windshield won, which could very well explain why I can’t remember my childhood, not to mention my 19-20 year since it happened when I was 18.

But after she pointed that out, I remembered all my head injuries I’ve had. I’ve had 2 medically confirmed concussions, but I’ve probably had a total of 3..maybe 4. This makes complete sense why a lot of my memory has faded. My head is all screwed up!

Is it weird I’m a little relieved we figured it out?

Thus concludes a random post by yours truly.

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13 comments:

Natalie said...

Ugh. I hate it when random people call me Nat instead of Natalie. Just drives me crazy. I feel your nickname pain.

Annie M Culley said...

I get called Ann and it drives me NUTS I correct people often! It's not as bad now because I'm mostly around people I've known for a long time but I'm with you!

Lisa said...

I must say I find it funny that people feel they have the right to use a nickname....having said that though I found that on my travels it was mainly in America or Americans who felt the need to shorten Lisa to Lis!!!

So it is interesting that you, an American feel that way!!

I think you may need to wear a crash helmet to protect that brain of yours...3 - 4 concussions, what did you do??????

Lauren said...

I laugh EVERYTIME I get one past the coppers LOL

I think its great you figured it out! Its nice to know your JUST not crazy :)

Tatiana said...

So now the dementia mystery is solved. You've bumped your head instead! You can get away with so much now! In case you don't feel like doing something, you can just say "oh, I forgot. I was in a head on collision." Of the hook for life.

Daisy said...

Haha, you are so hilarious. I hate it when people think It's cute to give you nicknames. But I wonder why she said that!? That is weird.

Behold the Metatron said...

Oh my gosh, such a random post and so wonderful! I am going to read your forgetful post now. Very intrigued my dear! :o)

raisingahappyfamily-momof8 said...

lucky you dodged the cops...for the first time in 25 yrs I for a ticket..but it was for going 90 in a 45...not pretty!!
my husband and kids have had sports concussions too....the treatment afterwards has changed so much! they do not let you do anything afterwards!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

raisingahappyfamily-momof8 said...

lucky you dodged the cops...for the first time in 25 yrs I for a ticket..but it was for going 90 in a 45...not pretty!!
my husband and kids have had sports concussions too....the treatment afterwards has changed so much! they do not let you do anything afterwards!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Jossie said...

I do feel your pain on the nickname thing. It does bug when people I barely know call me Jos. On the other hand, I LOVE that my close friends call me Jos. But only when you're considered a close friend is it ok. Why is that? Weird. Anyway, I still can't tell the difference between Em and M but I'll know I'll get the tutorial soon :-) Love ya!

meghan said...

Cops make me so so nervous. I can't stand it. I've gotten pulled over twice in the last year for speeding and ended up not getting the speeding ticket but getting a ticket for something else (I didn't have my license because I didn't have my purse because I was headed to the gym, etc.) so now I'm so so careful. I love the funny you posted. It's too too true.

And that is really annoying about the Em thing. I would be super annoyed too if everyone just started calling me Meg. I'd be like, excuse me are we best friends?

siddathornton said...

why on earth would that person tell everyone that's what you want to be called? how random!

- lauren

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, I hate when a cop gets right behind me. My heart drops!! Haha. And seriously, Em, why can't we call you that?! ; ) I also type Meg because I don't want to have to type out the "an." So hard.

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