Making like a martini, I’m gonna say it straight up: I dread this time of year.
Even the wonky star on top of our tree is starting to make me stabby.
I’m emotionally fatigued and physically frazzled.
I’m dreading the one year anniversary of my cousin’s passing.
Knowing that there’s 20 days till Christmas is akin to the last kilometre of the half marathon I ran.
Did I tell you I experienced severe headspins and almost past out?
Yup. Same, same.
Driving home from the gym the other morning, I took the same route I always did, passing the school zone.
Such the nanna driver, I diligently obey the speed limit during as well as outside school zone hours.
I often lecture Mr Surfer to slow down in that particular area.
Whatever it was – bad luck, bad timing, bad brain – I started to pick up speed while still in the zone and BAM! The speed gun got me.
Throwing around some colourful explicits to myself, I pulled beside the road and resignedly handed over my license.
“Was there any reason why you were doing 53 in a school zone?”
Do I have a viable excuse for being an idiot on the road? Well, no. No, I don’t.
Of course, I didn’t say that.
I apologised profusely, openly admitted to fault and stupidity.
Off he went to write me a ticket.
The damage was bad, but not as bad as I thought.
And I’m not even talking about losing 2 demerit points and being slapped with a $182 fine.
I’m lucky I didn’t hit a child.
The silly season can have this underlying gloomy meaning that’s contrary to what it’s supposed to be about.
I hate the fact that, while it’s supposed to be a time of joy, cheer and relaxation, people are frantic. It’s helter skelter; the worse time to be on the roads.
Don’t be a dumb ass like me the other day.
Stay safe on the roads these holidays, peeps.
Have you ever been busted for speeding? Anyone want to make a $182 donation to the State Debt Recovery Office on my behalf? Anyone else have a wonky star on their tree?
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