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21 November 2005

Bad Ways To Start The Week #291

Few things are worse than spending the work day knowing that most of the money you're making is going to pay for the speeding ticket you acquired on the way there.

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Blogger Nicole said ... (11/21/2005 10:19:00 PM) : 

Ha! That's what you get for making fun of me a few months ago.


Blogger myste said ... (11/22/2005 01:51:00 PM) : 

on par with when you scrape together enough change to pay the cover for the bar where your friend's band is playing, only to come out and find a $35 ticket on your windshield for not turning you tires enough towards the curb on a hill.


Blogger Jim said ... (11/22/2005 02:44:00 PM) : 

ouch. major suckage.

A few months ago I got a whopper of a ticket for speeding through a school zone. I was heading to breakast to work on a stinkin' sermon!

I feel your pain.


Blogger Christine said ... (11/22/2005 05:22:00 PM) : 

what are the stats on that piece? (doing __ in a __). I want to see if it beats my texas highway record.


Blogger Marcguyver said ... (11/22/2005 05:38:00 PM) : 

Alright, as an L.E.O. I need to know, so how fast? And how did Mr. Badge-Man treat you?


Anonymous http://www.xanga.com/BacioItalia said ... (11/22/2005 10:05:00 PM) : 

ah snap sucka


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (11/23/2005 08:39:00 AM) : 

Well, actually I was in a school zone, too. But it was a few minutes before school and there weren't any children around, so the officer was nice enough to count it as 49 in a 35. Otherwise it would have been 49 in a 20, which would have sucked a lot. Mrs. Badgewoman treated me very well, probably the friendliest out of the five times I've been pulled over. Anyways, I'm not so annoyed about getting the ticket as I am that this is my first one, ending my 11 year ticketless streak (12 years if you count while I had my permit). Plus I have to go to court since I didn't find my proof of insurance until after she wrote the ticket. Fah!


Blogger jasdye said ... (11/23/2005 09:15:00 PM) : 

wait, you were doing 50 in a school zone, you've had your lisence for nearly half your life, and you've only got pulled over 5 times? and your first ticket.

lucky dawg. either that or you're slipping (it's been a while for me, but i had my heyday).


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (11/23/2005 11:13:00 PM) : 

What can I say? Must be my boyish wit and my suave good looks. It also probably helps that this was the first time I'd been pulled over for speeding. Two previous pullovers were for non-working taillights, one was for not completely stopping at a stop sign, and one was for suspected DUI (I wasn't, but seeing as how it was three in the morning and I was driving on the wrong side of a bridge that was under construction, I can understand the concern).


Blogger Daedalus said ... (11/24/2005 07:41:00 PM) : 

how unfair are speeding fines? i mean, imagine if you were a wealthy investment banker. the fine would not be noticable. instead, you have to spend a day's pay. sigh...


Blogger Marcguyver said ... (11/25/2005 01:07:00 PM) : 

Hey Wasp, don't worry. You should be able to contest the ticket in court and since you have a clean record, ask the judge to 'hold it over' for a year on the premise that you'll not get any similar violations for 12 months and then it will not go on your record.
'Course, you were 'flyin' so the judge may not go for it, but it is worth a try; and make sure you bring the proof of insurance with you, that always scores points.

Oh, and don't wear a T-Shirt with a big Marijuana Leaf on the front when you go....trust me, that doesn't help. :)


Blogger jasdye said ... (11/25/2005 03:36:00 PM) : 


get enough of those bad boys, and you lose your lisence. everybody's subject to that.

honestly, having received my fair share of speeding tickets (nice, sporty rental cars and a particular lead-foot make me an easy - and guilty - target), i feel your pain. but it's not injust in the least. not to make anyone feel guilty (chief of sinners, i am), but kids like to run out of nowhere, sight unseen.


Blogger Christine said ... (11/26/2005 12:14:00 PM) : 

nope, not quite a victory. close, though. mine's 98 in a 70. and I was in a '92 geo tin can with a speedometer that stopped at 85.
...I was crazy when I was young.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (11/30/2005 10:46:00 AM) : 

Thanks for the tip, Marcguyver. If I ever find out my court date, I'll give it a whirl.


Blogger Sara E Anderson said ... (12/04/2005 11:14:00 AM) : 

The obvious solution is to never go to work.


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