Monday, February 23, 2009

Self fulfilling prophecies are us

Does it count as being psychic if you worry about things you don't want to have happen until they come true?

Not that having twins isn't good (I'm getting this clear up front) but it really wasn't my first choice, knowing how much work just one can be. It'll be awesome and amazing and all that stuff, but I never went in thinking "let's have two at once!"

So, getting back on topic, you may all recall that I predicted/dared the universe to give me twins. A few other much less significant occurrences of this type of thing have happened as well - including the time I had a itty bitty little garage as my parking space at one of my apartments and every time I pulled out of it I held my breath convinced I would knock my side mirror off. Guess what? Of course. I eventually knocked the stupid thing off and had to pay an arm and a leg to replace it.

I am sure there are many others, but I bring this up because Friday morning I could have shot myself for even letting my thoughts go in the direction that they went in.

As I was leaving to drive Kiernan to daycare I realized I didn't have my wallet. K was in his snowsuit at the door, everything was ready and my wallet - which I thought was on the couch, was not letting itself be found. I decided to just drive him to daycare without it - which honestly, I've done many times without thought. But this time, I thought "right! I can't find my wallet! Now I'm going to get pulled over for something lame and wish I hadn't just decided to screw looking for the damned him." I actually thought that, told myself not to be silly, and put Kiernan in the car.

So guess what?!? No, guess! Uh huh folks. I got pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. You'd think I would at least have followed all the traffic rules closely since I'd already tempted fate by suggesting I get pulled over right, but no... the universe is stronger than that. As I was distracted about whether or not to stop at Tim Horton's on my way home to get to work on some of the contracts I've managed to get (yay) I rolled through a stop sign and an unmarked cop saw me and pulled me over. Woohoo!

Fortunately he seemed in a good mood and just gave me a warning for not having my license and some lesser local $35 bylaw ticket for the rolling stop instead of the $110 points of my license type he could have given me. But seriously? Why do I do these things to myself?

4 comments:

nottryingforaboy said...

I've gotten pulled over for the same with my license. I got a huge ticket and ended up having to take traffic court online. But the *two* times I got pulled over without my license, I also just got warning. Whoops.

QOH said...

You know how it goes... the more you wish for something NOT to happen, the more it is likely to happen! Glad it turned out!

Lida said...

You will now think only happy thoughts about everything...from now on!

A Crafty Mom said...

It's Ottawa? It's snowy and icy. Who doesn't roll thru a stop sign or two???? That cop was just being a jerk. I hate when that happens - you think something and it happens.

Wait.

Why not think about winning the lottery :-)????