Traffic ticket = Bad Day
by, 16-Nov-2011 at 22:06 (526 Views)
This is my first ever blog entry. I have never written a blog entry on here nor any other on-line source. This first blog entry of mine is more of a rant to vent steam than anything meaningful.
Events that lead up to my bad day:
1) being short of money (pretty much a universally understood problem)
2) My GMC Jimmy has a fuel pump that is going bad. Therefore needs of repair.
3) I've been working some over time at work to try to get on top of the bills
4) My supervisor had a meeting that he needed to go to today, therefore I had to be at work an hour early.
5) My supervisor called me at home wondering if I was coming in to work (I had forgotton that I was supposed to be at work an hour early today)
6) I am speeding to get to work trying to minimize how late I was going to be
7) Sped past an unmarked police car
8) Get a speeding ticket for $140 and earn 6 points on my driving record (previously had 0 points!)
So, I am here typing this blog entry to vent steam. I am pissed of because:
1) I am concerned that my insurance rates will go up (just what I need,, higher bills)
2) I see and hear of so many people getting off the hook for stuff, but when I end up in a situation, I get the damn book thrown at me by the police! I have had a clean driving record for many many years, but did that cop have any mercy on me,,no! I can understand getting hammered by the police if I were a habitual offender with a crap load of points on my driving record. My view of the local police now is: If they want to treat a decent person with a clean record like a hardened criminal, then don't complain when people in the community develop a bad attitude back towards the police in return. Give a little mercy reap a happy community. Be an ass to the local community and don't expect to be looked upon favorably by the local community.
3) Now I no longer have the money for fix my vehicle.
4) final result: having a very bad day and am very pissed off.
I now it is easy for people to say: don't break the law, and you wont have to get a ticket: My answer to that is: Yes you are correct. However, no one is 100% perfect, no one. I was the one speeding, and I got the ticket for breaking the law.
However my point is: Although I was speeding, Upon seeing a clean driving record and zero points. The officer had the option of cutting me some slack with a warning. However, he chose not to do so. The result of his actions: Just one more person in the local community that now has a bad opinion of the local police force. If I were a cop and saw someone with my background, I'd cut them a break and be done with it.