Thursday, March 23, 2006

A Morning in Downtown

on febuary 19th i got a speeding ticket.....this past weekend i decided to check the ticket and see how many more weeks i had to take care of it....little did i know, i only had 21 days to take care of it...not a few months like i thought i did..i was a week late...anyway, i call this lady at the municiple court and she says it's okay, and that if i want to take defensive driving, i should show up at the court at 6:00am and be one of the first 50 people in the morning to see the judge...then i should request defensive driving and i would pay a smaller fee and everything will be fine......so i wake up at 4:45 this morning and get ready to go to court then straight to work afterwards......i figured i would get to court at six and maybe stay about an hour or so at most depending on who happens to be there before i get there......so i go to the entrance of the court and about 4 others are there already but they are standing outside and the door is locked....it's cold..about 36 degrees i think....anyway, i just thought someone was a little late...i didnt' think anything of it....6:15 comes around and the door is still locked...6:30....locked...about 20 peole are there at this time......6:45...nobody.....finally at 7:15 they unlock the door..there are about 50 of us waiting by this time.....i should have been one of the first 5 in but they opened the door that nobody guessed would open....anyway, i got number 16 to see the judge....we are finally inside the warm...but then we are told the judge doesn't start seeing people till 7:45.....and then since i'm number 16, i have to wait another 30 minutes on top of that because it takes a very long time apparently to process the paperwork....anyway, i get out of the court room around 10:00ish and i wait in line for another 20 minutes to pay my court fee and then leave.............it was the most ridiculous waste of a morning....now i'm very tired and a huge job is supposed to come into work........but luckily i will take defensive driving within 90 days and my record will be clean....i did have to pay a 103 dollar court fee......

OH..the best part...i used all my change at the parking meter...i thought surely 2 hours will be fine....it wasn't....and now i have a $20.00 parking ticket.....maybe i should fight that one.

4 comments:

Malaysian Debster said...

Good grief!! Sorry about your experience, Adam. At least you took care of it and it won't be hanging over your head anymore.

JonGrubbs said...

Man parking cops are the bottom of the barrell. On my lunch break I stopped by the post office to (ahem) send my forms to the IRS. I parked in front of the post office along with like 7 other cars. There were 4 different "Don't-Park-from-this-time-to-this-time" signs, so I figured 5 minutes in the post office...I'd be fine. I come out, all seven cars have parking tickets on them. $45!!!! And, not a cop to be seen anywhere. I'm telling you, these guys have satanic powers and can BANNFFFF! like Nightcrawler from X-Men. Sucks. At least I'm getting a decent refund from the IRS.

Heather said...

I'm sorry, Adam.

Tidmore said...

That Sucks!!!! Tickets equal Suckage on a massive scale!!

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