Friday, May 15, 2009
I like to jog around my neighborhood. It is quiet, and hilly which is a good switch from flat and noisy, just outside my neighborhood.
This morning I was coming to the end of my jog and a Highway Patrol passed by very stealth-like. I don't know why, buy every time a Highway Patrol passes me on a jog, I feel a sense of guilt mixed with some paranoia. I can't possibly be speeding or running a stop sign, so what is it? Will I get a ticket for jogging too slowly? Should I be some place else and not on the sidewalk? Do I have any outstanding traffic violations that he knows about and I don't? No.
I don't know why I feel guilty and a bit paranoid. I imagine all cops and their vehicles give off that aura, even for the innocent.