I surprised my daughter with tickets to the midnight premiere of “Twilight Eclipse”. As you can see from our T’s we were definitely rooting for different teams. She #teamJacob and of course I’m #teamEdward.
I was never a fan of Twilight at all, never wanted to see the movies and had no interest in reading the books. Lo and behold one boring day my daughter had the first two movies and I watched them. I tried my best to be sooooo not into the first movie, but somehow I was drawn in and couldn’t wait to pop in the second DVD; which left me wanting and waiting to see the trilogy.
We left the house about 45 mins before the start time of the movie hoping that the line wouldn’t be wrapped around the building. I purchased the tickets from the Regal Theatre in Severance because it’s down the street from my office which mad it oh so convenient. So we’re on our way to see the movie and of course we’re in Cleveland Heights so I don’t need to go any further for those of you reading this that live in the Cleveland area. We are all aware of the “Heights Police”.
I noticed that there were about 5 police cars with someone pulled over.
We’re sitting at a red light…it turns green…I get ready to begin driving…we’re 5 mins from the theatre…15 mins from start time…and my daughter says mommy the police are behind you with their lights on. Ok, cool…I wasn’t speeding, music was turned completely off, and my plates are not expired. I pull to the side thinking that they must be going after someone else. NOPE!!!! I was getting pulled over!!!
What? Why? Huh?
The officer gets out of his car and says, “Ma’am you’re being pulled over because you don’t have plates on the front of your vehicle.”
Me, “Sorry officer my plates are in my glove compartment because the front of my truck doesn’t have the holes for the screws to put the plate on, and I’m on my way to Severance to take my daughter to see the new Twilight movie.”
Officer, “Do you have your license? It is a state law to have your plates on the front and rear of your vehicle. Where did you say you were going? Is the address on the front of your license your correct address?” Me, “Yes sir the address is correct and we’re going to Severance to see Twilight.” Officer, “Ok. I’ll be back.”
Sydney and I were waiting and I’m thinking to myself, “Why Oh why did I buy tickets to the theatre in Cleveland Heights…how much is this dumb ticket going to cost…are they going to tow my truck…and what in the world am I going to do if my daughter misses the movie?” Meanwhile Sydney calmly pulls out her phone and plays a game and dances to whatever music was in her head *KanyeShrug*.
The officer returns with his lil ticket giver pad and says. “I need you to sign here and put your telephone number here.”
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!! I’m getting a damn ticket!!!! (I’m saying this in my head)
Officer, “This doesn’t take any points off of your license nor do you have to appear in court. You have until Monday to get your plate put on the front of your vehicle. Once you do bring your ticket and your truck up to City Hall and an officer will come out and make sure you have it in place and the ticket will then be waived.”
Me with a huge smile on my face, “Oh, Thank you so much officer have a great night.”
Officer, “No problem ma’am and make sure you remove that sign you have around your rear plate because if you happen to pass by an officer that is really out to give tickets you may receive on since half of your sticker is covered up. Make sure you take care of that and have a good time at the movies.”
Wow! I have never liked any of the Heights officers but I guess there’s a first for everything.
We finally make it to the very packed theatre with our blankets in hand and enjoy….Twilight Eclipse.
Since I don’t want to spoil the ending for those of you who haven’t seen it yet I won’t tell you who Bella ends up with but I will say that I’m still #teamEdward!!!!