I had an amazing thing happen to me. Blue lights flashed in my rear view mirror. I got pulled over.
"Driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance, please. I pulled you over because your inspection sticker is four months overdue. I'll be right back."
Well, this was actually the second time in my 25 years of driving I had been pulled over for this particular offense... and I knew it was going to be expensive.
"I'm going to let you off with a warning. Your record is clean, and I don't want to mess it up. Just get your inspection sticker taken care of, and have a nice day."
What?! Kindness? Compassion? Does it really still exist?!? It did today.
So thank you, Mr. Police Officer, for your act of kindness and compassion!
So I immediately started looking for a "brake tag" service station!
The first one I came across, I pulled into the driveway, and a friendly, grease covered young man smiled and waved me in.
"Flash your high beams! Now beep your horn! Turn signals! Brake lights! Reverse lights! Windshield wipers! Ok take this inside!"
I paid my $10, and complimented the young man. "You don't mess around, do you?"
"No sir!" he said with a grin...
"I saw your red sticker from last year, and knew exactly what you were here for!"
He scraped off my old sticker, and slapped my new one in place, carefully wiping the scratchings from the old sticker off my windshield and dash.
"This is my day!" I thought, as I reached into my wallet and pulled out a $5 bill.
"Put this in your pocket. Great job!"
He grinned. And on my way I went... all in under 5 minutes.
"Where do you find service like that, anymore?" I thought out loud. I did today!
So, kudos to you young man. I have a feeling you'll do very well in life...
It was an amazing afternoon. Or maybe I'm just easily impressed.