I learned a very important lesson last night.
Driving a big white station wagon may make you unlikely to be pulled over by the police, but it does not make you invisible. Especially when you pass a marked highway patrol vehicle on a Friday night before Christmas, then pass a left-lane-squatter on the right directly in front of said highway patrol vehicle.
On the other hand, being perfectly candid, self-deprecating, apologetic, and having a record unbesmirched by previous moving violations just might bring out the Christmas spirit in the heart of even a State Trooper, who may let you off with a written warning.
Note to self: the ability of the Shaggin’ Wagon to haul — in more than one sense of the word — is clearly established. It need not be re-tested at every opportunity.