Tuesday, April 21, 2009

renegade of justice

I am truly touched/startled at how many of you seemed truly alarmed at my parking predicament. Now that I've survived the ordeal, I can tell you about it and not have you worry about accomplice liability.

I drove my mom's car. That's right. I did. And parked in visitor parking. And MY HEART WAS POUNDING! There were two men* standing at the entrance, so I took an extra lap around the school, and then drove up, sweating and nervous. They came over to my car as I pulled into the lot and just looked at me.

I rolled down the window, checked behind them to see if there was a WANTED poster with my name and picture on it, then smiled sweetly and asked in my most innocent sister missionary voice: "Do I need a little ticket or anything?"

"No," they responded in the eerie, unnaturally pleasant tone all school employees are famous for, "As long as you're not a student here, you're fine."

I smiled and swallowed nervously as I saw the sign behind them which read Be prepared to show current identification upon request. What if they ask me my name? What if they look up my name and see the permanent ban and escort me away and I never finish law school and my picture hangs on the wall of shame indefinitely? I parked. I got out of the car as quickly as I could without looking suspicious and felt nervous all day. Well, every time I started to feel better, I'd see another person who would ask me excitedly, "HOW DID YOU GET HERE?" I was scared to answer bc they record everything.

BUT, I DID IT. So, I violated the ban, and I won, and it gave me a rush. Maybe this is why people shoplift...

*(meaning 21-year-olds with acne)

8 comments:

SO said...

I'm glad that it all worked out. Now forget about the rush! Or before you know it you'll be driving through campus just to get your next fix.

Rach said...

WOWZERS....its like Toilet Papering all over again..love that rush. I even felt the nervousness while reading your experience. I can't believe you are about Finished with SCHOOL! holy crap you actually did it. I knew you would do it, but dang...IT's ALMOST DONE!! PERMANENTLY finished...hahahahhahaha I am so geeky, I was trying to figure out a way to say permanently.

rach

Anonymous said...

Wow. I felt nervous/adrenaline just reading that.

ebv said...

I've copied this blog post, had it notarized, and submitted it in triplicate to the Honor Code Office. El Jefe of the Office should be breathing down your neck within the next 45 minutes (Est. Travel Time to Salt Lake City from Provo). I give you this warning as my way of saying "thanks for the best three years."

Now go get what you can and leave the state. Cecil's coming...

ebv said...

...or not. ;)

LindsayKeller said...

Your blog is fantastic, enough said.

Mrs. Clark said...

My husband and I had an interesting conversation about what could be done to subvert the campus police! Glad you found a solution--and I would've been just as nervous. I sent a ticked-off letter once to the alumni association and it's STILL in my file, over 20 years later! Love BYU--hate the culture.

Jennifer said...

Civil disobedience...Love it!