Happy Birthday, That Will Cost You $190 Ma’am
What do you want for your birthday this year?
Congratulations you’ve just purchased… Traffic School.
Happy Birthday to you too Mr. Grrr.
My birthday is later this week. I had been getting really excited about a real office desk for a change. Sigh.
Part of why I’m so upset is that I was only going 4 miles over.
Seriously I’m being pulled over for WHAT?
He walks up to me and says, you were going 59 in a 45mph zone. What? How can that be when it’s practically a rural road? I had just turned from a 55mph highway to what really is a larger road in fact? How did the speed limit go DOWN I want to know…. He made it very clear to me that it’s been 45mph all the way out to HERE for 10 years now. No help that I’ve basically just moved here and live 75 miles away from this ticket heavy spot…
Puppy dog eyes did not help. Mentioning that I really really really thought it was a normal speed limit area… did not help. Kinda seemed like the end of his shift and he just really really wanted to go home, and my 4mph (okay 19) overage was just the ticket to get him to the end of his shift. Sheesh.
A couple years ago I wrote a short series of my birthday wishes… and what I was REALLY getting… see if you like them?
Hint: Part 1 is about a lovely black leather… purse… and a DIY toilet…
I’ll be too busy at traffic school to enjoy my real bday.
Photo by Doug Wertman