This morning, the girl and I had the joy of heading down to the courthouse. Remember this? Yes, that's the reason we were there. The courtroom was packed, and my bad attitude for having to be there only increased as I began imagining how long everything would take. However, having my daughter with me turned out to be my golden ticket because when the judge saw her, he asked, "Who's the lady with the beautiful little girl?" Here's what went down from there:
Me: (give him my name)
Court worker: She's not on the docket
Me: The court date is set for January 8th, we're moving to Texas in two weeks, I called and they said to come today.
Judge: Who was the trooper?
Me: My neighbor.
Courtroom: explodes in laughter
Judge: Well, it's no wonder you are moving, I don't blame you.
Me: No kidding. Here's the sign that caused the problem, clearly, it's off.
Judge: That is what you are here for? (rolls his eyes) We are dismissing this, and we'll have to have a talk with your neighbor.
Me: Thanks. I guess I should have invited him over for a BBQ.
Judge: I hope your move goes well, and that you have better neighbors.
Me: Thank you, have a good day.
From the judge's reaction, he thought the reason I was there was rather ridiculous. Although, hearing the entire courtroom break out into a symphony of laughter was rather fun. And my girl? She just charmed everyone, which helped get mommy to the front of the line.