I was less than 15 miles away from reaching my trip destination in Smallville, NC, to see my lovely Claire. I have never actually had a speeding ticket (that stuck, anyway!), but I began thinking about getting one, and what I would say, "I haven't seen my girlfriend in MONTHS, and I'm only x miles away...!"
I may have still been thinking these thoughts as I raced by a large gray SUV, noticing too late it was marked "NC State Patrol" on the side. Oh, geez. He immediately pulled in behind me, and my foot already off the gas, I pulled over to the right and looked for a good place to pull over. I was already holding my directions showing I was only 12 miles away when the trooper pulled up next to me. I sheepishly looked over, and he made a "brake down" gesture with his hand. I nodded. He left.
Soon afterward, my heart restarted with a thump, and I made it my last few miles without incident. To Claire. Woohoo!