Midnight Craving Runs with the Cops

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I got pulled over!!! Ya, all because I went on a craving run. I was too excited for my treat and well, it almost cost me a whole lot more. Cravings are always a killer when I’m pregnant. My cravings turn me into an obsession and if Marcus doesn’t move fast enough for me, I tend to go on my own craving runs. Well, I learned my lesson and I’ve learned it’s better to wait.

I wanted to share this story now since nothing has really changed I’m 33 weeks now and feeling much like 32 weeks.

This Wing Craving was nothing but trouble

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One crazy midnight, I was binge watching Hot Ones on YouTube. It’s a show about eating super spicy sauced wings as celebrities do interviews. I stopped the video saw Marcus sleeping and thought I’m going to go get us wings. If you knew me before this pregnancy, you’d know, I DON’T EAT WINGS. No really, I don’t! There is nothing exciting about them, especially the bone-in ones. Well, I was craving them bad. I called in my order to Buffalo Wild Wings and I got out of my PJs to be on my way. Before I continue, you should know, I’m a very careful driver.I got pulled over once in Mexico but I don’t even count that time because I hadn’t done anything wrong (a story for another day).

I picked up my wings and was trying to hurry home because… MMMM HOT WINGS. I was very specific with my order. I wanted extra crispy chipotle bbq rub wings, potato wedges, and queso. So Ya, from never liking wings to knowing exactly what I wanted… thank you pregnancy.

I was less than five minutes away from my house now. My car was infused with the smell of hot chipotle wings. I was approaching the last traffic light. I must have been going a little faster than I should have because as I almost hit the intersection the traffic light turned yellow then red in the blink of an eye. I couldn’t stop! I wasn’t going super fast, still, the light beat me. As I crossed the intersection on the lonely street at 1 am, I saw the cop car. My heart dropped. I messed up and pushed the brakes but it was too late. I checked my rearview mirror and the cop busted a U-turn. Soon enough, he sped up behind me and I saw the lights come on. I pulled over and realized I was across the street from my community. My heart dropped yet again. I rolled down my window and waited.

craving run and the police
The cop approached and asked for my paperwork.
Cop: “Going a little fast there weren’t we? Where are you headed?”
Me: “Heading home I was out picking up a craving for wings and I must have got too excited because I’m almost home”
Cop: “Where’s home?”
Me: *pointing across the street* “Right there”
Cop *giggling* “Almost home.”

He must have smelled my delicious wings as I tried to find my paperwork. I couldn’t find my registration because of course, I took Marcus’ car and not mine. I should know where his paperwork is but I don’t especially not at 1 am I just wanna eat my wings! He asked if my paperwork was up-to-date, took a glance at my windshield stickers, and he must have noticed our expired military decals. He walked away and came back shortly after.

Cop: “I’m going to give you a warning this time. You’re almost home. Slow down, it’s dangerous this time of night running red lights”
Me: “Thank you, I will. Heading home now and staying there.”

I was beyond thankful at this point for many reasons. I was happy the cop was nice and only gave me a warning. I was extremely lucky that he was willing to look up my info because I couldn’t find it fast enough. Eventually, I did but he was already speaking about the warning. He nodded as he glanced at the paperwork when I found it and continued to speak. I was also lucky he wasn’t traveling in a pack. Cops around here travel in sets of 2-3 cars. It could have been a very overwhelming situation. At the same time, I hate to think, had Marcus gone on this craving run things would have probably gone way different. All in all, I went home, counted my blessings and enjoyed my wings.

chipotle wings- pregnancy craving
Marcus couldn’t believe it. He said no more craving runs. I couldn’t argue I was still a little shaken. Better believe that these were the best wings I ever had. I mean they almost cost me a lot more!

P.S. I didn’t take a photo of the cop car behind me. This is actually a shot from a creative video Marcus did that I hope to share soon. On the real tho, that is exactly what I saw when I looked in my rearview mirror.

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