Monday, July 27, 2009
I prefer instant pay, myself.
A friend told me today that now since the states are out of money, the police are issuing tickets like crazy.
He got one for "texting while driving"...... but he doesn't have a cell phone,
that's the problem....
He was changing the music selection on his IPOD.
And he was at a stop light that just stopped in the traffic, at an intersection.
So now, the new style of "The Law" gave him a ticket without even so much as the customary explanation. You know, judge, jury and executioner, tax collector all in one!
The officer told him that he is welcome to fight it , just go to court.
That's another problem.
So he takes a day off from work, and goes to court, Judge says, well, if you want to protest this we will have to reschedule this so the officer can testify, or I just reduce the fine from $135 to 50 bucks and we dispose of it today?
Day off, another day off, the cop may lie, he's screwed anyway you look at it.
In Mexico, I get stopped, I instantly pay, no lost wages, no lost time (except for negotiations) and I pay a fine.....
Another reason I enjoy fast justice in Mexico!
And you know the states will get more money hungry as the meltdown continues.......