Last night I had a couple of strange urges whilst driving home at about 11.30pm. I was being followed by a police car that had pulled out of a side road. Interestingly he had one headlight not working, not that that’s relevant really, but it did slightly surprise me… isn’t that illegal? Anyway, I was driving down a dodgy road in Nottingham (Forest Road, where they have signs saying “21 curb crawlers caught here this month”, so you can imagine what kind of area it is). I had two opposing urges that came over me:
- To drive really slowly and be stopped for suspected curb-crawling. I guess this would be a good story to tell, especially since I have a wedding coming up to be humiliated in :D. I think it was also partly related to the fact that the police car had a dodgy light and I was going to come up with something like “Well, I had to drive slowly because your one working headlight was rather bright in my rear view mirror”. Hmm, when did I get so provocative?
- To change down a gear, floor the accellerator and accellerate away from the police car. I think I’ve watched too many films! Also I was interested to see if they thought it was a bad enough offense to bother stopping me. Weird eh?
So, thought you’d like to know. Any more insights into why I did those, please do comment.
Oh, and just to clarify, I wasn’t curb crawling, that’s just the quickest route home.