I thrash through my purse and discover I didn't put the new one there either. Policeman wanders back. I assure him that I really do have current insurance, it's the same number and everything. He chats about where I was coming from. I'm still wondering what I did.
And then he says "Any reason you didn't have your lights on?" and I actually clap my hands over my mouth in embarrassment. I'm sure I would have noticed as soon as I got on the bridge, Midtown Safeway is on a very well lit boulevard which is why I didn't notice it right away. But I still felt like an idiot. However, everything came up clean so he let me go with a plea to remember to put my lights on.
Also, California, or at least Bay Area policemen, amuse me. I didn't get a really good look at him, with the whole flashlight in the window thing, but he had multiple earrings in one ear. This is not something we got in Virginia.