12 June 2009

A Traffic Ticket and Awards

Yes, I was "awarded" a traffic ticket this afternoon.  I was actually planning to take the bus, but because it poured so heavily this morning, I decided to drive instead.  Even though I knew that I could get to Happy Valley in just 20 minutes, I left the house at 14:00 to make it to my 15:00 meeting.  l had to circle around to find parking.  The only street parking available were for 15-minute slots.  I then decided to park at the HK Sanatorium. I was stuck in traffic and then I saw a break in the road on my left and saw that it would lead me directly to the Sanatorium. I took it. I stopped, waiting for a break in traffic so that I could proceed. A traffic officer tapped on my window and informed me that I had made an illegal turn. Where was the sign?! Ugh! He pointed it out, but I still couldn't see it. I was going to be late and I didn't want to argue. He probably had a quota to meet. After he issued me the ticket, he graciously directed traffic so that I could pass through illegally. Yeah, a service that cost me HK$450.

On to more cheerful "awards"... Stephanie from A Pocket Full of Buttons has given me these two wonderful awards. Thanks, Stephanie!

1. Friends Award
This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

2. One Lovely Blog Award

Rules: 1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. 2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Because I don't want to break any more rules today and because I really think these are blogs worth visiting, I am going to be good and pass these two awards along to -


Sweet Serendipity said...

Oh, so sorry about the ticket. That is totally aggravating!

Thank you so much for the award and for thinking of me. I am honored and you've made my day :D

Hope you have a great weekend!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Hi, sorry about your traffic ticket...I guess you have to help the community. :)

You're a great friend and one lovely blogger !
Have a great weekend!
Keep smiling..

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ack! Sorry about the quota... er... I mean ticket.

ModernMom said...

Yuck about the ticket! Rotten way to start your day.

Thanks so very much for the awards!

I have to admit I'm a wee bit behind on passing on another award but do promise to honor the tradition and forward to some other lovely bloggers.

So glad we found each other!

Lori said...

Thank you so much for the awards. I am very glad we have found each other.
Have a great Friday.


p.s. Really sorry about the ticket, how cute was the illegal traffic directing officer? Gotta find a positive here somewhere.

Mrs. Fish: aka Two Fish said...

I hate when you can't see the sign! Seriously on some days wonder if there is a ploy! LOL Congrats on the award!

Mahmee said...

I received a similar ticket about a year ago on a hugely rainy day with a 'full diaper stinky baby' strapped in the carseat. Fun, fun! Sorry about the ticket but, congrats on the awards!
Have a lovely (ticket-free) weekend!

Wanda said...

Hey, thanks so much for thinking of me for this award. ( Gee, it's my first - I'm touched!)

Sorry about your ticket. Man, that's a high price. Nasty!:(

Wanda (At Last...)

Daniel said...

oh my deary I'm so sorry about that ticket. We don't give those out in our village :)
Thank you for sharing the love with the awards!

Jedda said...

oops. that last one was me..I must have been signed in under someone else's account!

oh my deary I'm so sorry about that ticket. We don't give those out in our village :)
Thank you for sharing the love with the awards!

Lindy said...

Bummer about the ticket - but love that he let you proceed illegally.....since you paid for it!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful awards!

So sorry about the ticket but, I've heard that if you sneeze and are dripping boogers everywhere, the officers will tell you to go on with just a warning. Apparently, they don't want to catch a cold. I'm not sure if it works or not but it may be worth a try if there's a next time.

Muthering Heights said...

Why thank you! It was so sweet of you to think of me! :)

Jennifer said...

Ugh, I hate getting tickets! Sorry to hear that you had to start your weekend that way!

Veronica Lee said...

So sorry about your ticket but congrats on the awards and thanks a million for passing on the awards.

Sara Bonds said...

Tickets stink! Sorry that you got one.

Congrats on the awards and thank you for thinking of me. I have received these two before, so I might not post them. However, I really do appreciate you thinking of me.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue said...

Sorry about your traffic ticket. That's no fun.

Congrats on the awards, and thanks for passing them on to me :)

sunnymama said...

Sorry you got the traffic tickets but congratulations on the awards, and thank you so much for choosing me as one of the blogs to receive them. I'm delighted and very honoured :)

Lori said...

Hello to you, Stopping by to say I have been a little busy and have fallen behind on re-posting of the lovely awards you have bestowed on me. My plan is to get them re-posted by this weekend.
Thank you again, hope you are doing well?

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