I’m A Wanted Man

Life is absurd.

A few weeks ago, I was in a fender bender. A rude bratty teenage girl hit me when she turned left in front of me without signaling. A few minutes later, her father and the police were also on the scene. Everyone expected her to be cited, so I was shocked when the cop cited me instead for “failure to yield”. I had a court date, and I planned to show up and fight it.

Then my daughter was unexpectedly born 3 weeks early, and I forgot all about the court date, the citation, and even the bratty teenager. For the past week, I’ve had no more than 3 hours of sleep per night. I am tired. And forgetful. This morning I realized that I had missed the court date. Instead of being in court on Monday morning, I had been in the pediatrician’s office with my new daughter.

So I called the court clerk to sort things out. She told me that I could pay the fine, or come in and get a new court date. Of course, I want a new court date, and am on my way to the courthouse now to do just that. I am writing this post on my iPad in a gas station parking lot.

In the meantime, they’ve issued a bench warrant for my arrest. Yes, really. So I’m on the run, though if I were a proper criminal, it would mean I’m running the wrong way – straight into the hands of The Law. I hope they haven’t been ordered to shoot on sight, ’cause I’m a sleep-deprived grumpy new father, and I’ll put up one hell of a fight.

Just ask the rude bratty teenage girl.

Life is absurd.

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Mobile + social + cloud product innovator & strategist who blogs, writes code, evangelizes about great technology, loves his family, and saves homeless animals!
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