Nearly half a lifetime ago, I failed my driving test. I didn't fail very many exams during my high school years, but this was an out-and-out bomb! Since that time, I've assuaged my wounded pride by the fact that I've *never* been pulled over.
Until now. I completely missed the school zone while driving the carpool to preschool this morning, noticing only as I passed the police officer who immediately whipped his car around to follow me. What a sinking feeling! Fortunately, he took pity on me after peeking in on the three kids and screaming baby. As our preschool friend told her Mom, I didn't get taken to jail--just a warning. Needless to say, I've learned my lesson: never say never.