"Mike, you have to pull over. We've been driving for at least 5 minutes."
"I don't have to pull over until I feel comfortable pulling over."
"Your gonna get arrested."
"For what? I'm not speeding any more... and I'm waitin till I come up to some street lights."
"I'm sure your just causing more of a scene."
"Yea, cause out here in the middle of no where there's a lot of people to cause one for."
A while back I went on a little road trip with a friend. We had to hit a couple highways to get where we were going and these roads went right out to the middle of no where. Every 5 or 6 miles you might see a house off in the distance. As per the norm, I was speeding. I don't think I ever go the actual limit anyways so it was about time for me to get caught.
Somewhere along the line a cop caught me with his radar and his lights popped on. I wasn't about to just pull over in the middle of no where without any lights around. So I kept driving until I found one. I think I found a street light after about twenty minutes. I pulled over just pass the light so that the police cruiser could pull under the light. I got my insurance card and license out and got ready for the questioning that I knew was about to begin as the officer tapped on my window. I rolled down my window and waited.
"How are we tonight guys?"
"Doing just fine officer."
"I was wondering if you had forgotten about me back there. Any reason why we waited so long to pull over?"
"Sorry, new to the area. Just wanted to get to a place where there was a little light."
"That's understandable. Can you step out of the car sir."
I stepped out of the car and walked with him to the trunk of my car. We stood there for a little bit and after a few more questions about where we were going I got a little surprise.
"So... I'm gonna see you at the little get together then right?" I just stood there looking at him. "You said your in town for a little get together with friends right? I'm guessing I'll be there as well."
Then I took a hard look at his name tag. Not really sure why I hadn't before, it's usually common practice for me. "Holy shit. When did they let you become a cop?" A grin came out from both of us we shook hands. "I haven't seen you in a long ass time."
"Yea, well after the shit we used to pull I figured I'd be the best at catching the new kids."
We stood there and talked for at least another half an hour before he noticed that my friend was getting anxious. "Looks like she's bout to spring a leak," he said as he nodded in through the back window.
"Eh, let her. She thinks I was trying to cause a scene by making you follow me."
We talked a little while longer and then we said our good byes. I got back in my car and he drove past us down the road.
"What the hell was that all about? I thought you two were gonna make out or something."
"Oh that? That was a good friend of mine. He was hopin you'd have to piss so much he'd get to use his tazer on ya." I had to chuckle a little with that image flashing through my head. Her jumping out of the car bitching for us to hurry up so she could to the bathroom. Then him getting startled, or annoyed, and pulling out his tazer and using it on her.
"Yea, what ever. Hurry up and get me to a bathroom will ya?"
"There's plenty of trees and corn over there." With that I got an eyeballs through the roof of her skull look.
"I know your joking. Drive."
I had a feeling that whole friendship was a joke after that. Sometimes it's good to remember where your from and where your going.