Does anyone know if The Showbox has re-entry for 21+ shows?
Just wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions to my post the other day inquiring which Barnes & Noble I should transfer to! I decided to re-think my decisions and I opted for the Downtown store. Coincidently, they are also the store that was first to contact me, and I had my phone interview last night. I got a call at work this morning saying I got the transfer!
I decided to take the bus from Tukwila as to avoid parking/traffic issues. Unknown to me, my sisters work supplies her with a bus pass which she doesnt use, so she is giving it to me. Definately better than paying for parking and gas!
Anyway, just wanted to thank you all for your help and suggestions!
On my way back from Sea-Tac Airport today, about 5:50 a.m. Seattle time, on northbound I-5, a police car in the rear-view mirror (but not very close) spurred me to check my speedometer. As usual, and like the rest of traffic, I was a bit (6 or 7 miles) past the laughable suggested speed -- 60 there, which was a pretty pokey but acceptable speed given the traffic / road conditions / visibility / other-cars situation, but Hey.
So I casually slowed to the posted number as the police car got closer, not that I thought he was interested in me, but simply because avoiding tickets is good financial policy. The speed limit isn't good enough for police cars, though, so car 429 cruised past (passing on the right, thanksverymuch -- don't they teach you about polite driving in the Police Academy?) to take exit 163 at something close to the speed I'd been going before (close to 70).
I don't resent his speed in particular, and the guy who drives car 429 may be just as annoyed by the posted speed as any reasonable civilian. It just bugs me that the same folks who can cruise at what I'll call low-to-rational speeds are the same ones who can pull other drivers over for doing the same. And since they naturally can't service each driving citizen, they get to pick and choose which drivers get the attention. Arguments about racial profiling really aren't the whole point: the bigger thing is that since the law is enforced arbitrarily, *any* factor, including pique, may be the deciding one.
(Aside: I wouldn't mind seeing some people pulled over for things like failing to use turn-indicator signals, creating a traffic hazard, but for some reason that never happens.)
Less than 30 seconds after car 429 demonstrated the typical police attitude toward traffic laws (for thee and not for me), I was passed at a similar speed by a state trooper. At least he passed on the left.
What building in the state was targeted on 9/11?