Well, I went to pay my dues for speeding this morning and I have to admit, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought. Yes, it was still just a waste of time and yes, I did feel like a criminal, but all in all, not as bad as expected. I wanted to take a picture of the line, but of course, my battery was DEAD in my camera. You can tell I haven't been making sure I am ready at all times to capture those pics for the blog!
I got there, well, of course, the security thingie goes off with me. After the guard waves the wand all around me, he lets me go. After finding Div. 2 Traffic Court, I see this line across the hall, well no big deal, I'm here now, I'll just get in line and make friends with the people around me, after all, I'll talk to anybody. Well, I go across the hall, around the corner, down the hall, still down the hall, all the way down the hall, then start coming back up the hall.....to the end of the line. Which by the way, is next to the line for criminal court. I'm not feeling real good about this situation right now. Anyway, I get in line and of course, there's people already behind me in line that had followed me .......down the hall:). We chit chat all the way back down the hall in line, which by the way really didn't take that long. As we get in sight of the court room, we see two "clerks" sitting inside at desk......no judge. I'm assuming that everyone in that line got tickets, were told to come to court to get them dismissed. What a waste of time and taxpayers money. Well, as we got inside the court room, the girl in front of me, who had not been talking to us other girls, until they made her boyfriend or whatever leave the line, started talking a little bit. Well, we discovered that we got our tickets on the same street one week apart.....then the girl behind me, said she got her ticket on that street two a week after me. By this time, we are almost to the front of the line and 5 policemen are sitting there, I'm assuming they all wrote tickets to be in court today. She looks at one and tells him that he wrote her ticket. I turned around to look and he said "did I write your ticket too?" I said what is your name, then told him yes he did. One of the other guys asked him if he wrote every ticket there. Well, I couldn't miss my chance, so I looked at him and very nicely reminded him that I was the one who had just left their husband in the hospital with a heart attack. Immediately, the other guys started ragging him about giving me a ticket. He did end up very nice and asked about my husband, told me he was glad that I didn't pay it and came to get it dismissed. I know revenge is not a good thing, and I'm not looking at it like revenge, just God giving me a little justice on a not so bright day!
Oh, and on the way to court, they announced on the radio that Memphis is ranked 2nd in the list for most miserable cities. Way to go Memphis! I could tell them why if they asked!!