June 11, 2005
-- by Dave Johnson
I'm in traffic school today, which is basically all-day detention for adults. I ran a stop sign because I wasn't paying attention -- while looking for a place to live a couple months ago. Everyone else here was being picked on by cops who had quotas to meet.
They just showed two hours of 20-year-old videos. One was about personal safety, and I didn't know that you must always, ALWAYS look under your car before getting into it, because someone might be waiting to grab your ankles.
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You don't ride a motorcycle, Dave, so you actually believe Americans can drive. If I were a cop and could write fast enough, I could give a perfectly valid ticket about every 2 minutes -- NONE of them for speeding.
Plus, I've ridden in your car, and I know you drive like crap. So quit the fucking whining. And be sure to check under your car. Always!
Posted by: richard at June 11, 2005 3:03 PM
There are no guilty people in prison. The other people there today were all complaining about how even though they were going 85 in a 25 zone (or whatever) they only got the ticket because the cop was having a bad day, had to meet a quota, etc.
I actually deserved my ticket.
Posted by: Dave Johnson at June 11, 2005 4:16 PM
I always look under my car and in the backseat before getting into my car. The habit first started when I used to live in an area with a high rate of carjackings. Then, when I moved to a more suburban area, I discovered that all sorts of things got under the car overnight: cats, plastic gnomes, frightened bunnies, a mangled Barbie travel case, one really stupid groundhog, and a small snake (I'm still traumatized by that one). Apparently, there's quite a party in my driveway while I'm sleeping.
Posted by: Grace Nearing at June 11, 2005 4:27 PM
Oh, never mind.
Posted by: richard at June 11, 2005 8:07 PM
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