Get your mind out of the gutter people. Besides, you really think I can last that long? ;)
We were on our way from my brother's house to go see one of Gia's beer customers, when we passed by this house that looked like it was decorated for Halloween. But it wasn't Halloween. It was all political shit. Vote for this Conservative Republican or vote for this Conservative Republican. Semi-typical for the neighborhood we were in, but these gigantic signs were framing this even more gigantic and hideous poster of President Obama done up to look like Hitler. With the words "The Biggest Mistake Our Nation Has Ever Made" drawn underneath the photo.
Think about the ridiculousness of those two things for a moment. Regardless of how you feel about Obama or the fact that he was elected, to compare him to Hitler and to call his election the biggest mistake this country has ever made is just bad history. Hate him and hate his election. Howl at the moon about it. Go crazy, but read a fucking book, okay?
Anyway, this isn't really about the political views of this particular household. But Gia couldn't believe what we just saw, so she turned around to take another look. Well the folks in the house came out just as we were doing so. And they saw us looking and they saw us turn around again. They were going somewhere too, so they wound up behind us when we got to the red light at the end of the road.
As we were giggling about these lovely folks while stopped at the light, the guy gets out of the car and comes over to the passenger side where I was. He was smiling and wanted to know if we liked what we saw. I guess he was a proud peacock, and he thought we were birds of a feather. Luckily the light changed to green and Gia gunned it before I had a chance to tell him to flock off. Lucky for me...he looked dangerous.
Anyway, while cracking up and wondering what rabbit hole we just fell through (seriously, what kind of nut gets out of their car to talk to the people in front of them these days?), we were waiting at another light and we wanted to make a left. Except there was a no turn on left sign, which I pointed out. Gia saw it and said it was okay because it said "Except For Sundays". Fine. So we waited for the oncoming traffic to pass and she made the left.
Cue the police.
Bang. We get pulled over right away, and the Gia asks the cop what the problem was. He told us she made a left when she wasn't supposed to. She told him that she saw the sign, but since it said "Except for Sundays" she thought we were fine. He laughed at that because it was Saturday. Turns out it was Saturday all that day.
The officer was actually a pretty good guy. He laughed, we laughed and he let her off with a warning. So it all turned out okay. No harm, no foul.
But the whole 20 minutes leading up to that moment? Crazy train, my friends.
___________________________________________________Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Hitler had a few folks killed, didn't he?