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Paid My Naughty Fine. by tucsonmike on 8 April 2006 12:45am
 
Well that is done. I paid it yesterday, before my museum board meeting. You probably know how relieved I am.
It actually provides me with more humor for my speeches and my book.

I get to the Tucson City Court, where of course I have to be searched, cowboy hat and all. You go up to a counter and they ask you what you are there for. You tell them, (I had to show my case number). Then you are given a number. The number is based on your transaction. In other words, when you get up to the window, the clerk already knows why you are there (sounds like something out of Kafka or Orwell). When I pushed my documents in under the bulletproof glass, my hand went too far and the clerk snapped in both English and Spanish "pull your hand back!" I had visions of trying to pay my fine and being arrested right inside the courthouse for an errant hand. I am finished when I hear laughter. It is someone I used to work with. She is moving to Massachusetts and had to pay off major traffic fines. I got a booksigning out of it!

Still, I will be happy not to go to court every day or most days. Actually, I may make this into a comedy speech. Can you see it now? Why were you arrested? Because my hand went in under the bulletproof glass...

I do have to go to court again. Next Thursday. For Jury Duty! LOL!
 
Re: Paid My Naughty Fine. by Louise on 8 April 2006 6:23am
 
Your naughty fine? Wooo. Was this for punching a nurse in the chest or have you done something else since then?
 
Re: Paid My Naughty Fine. by tucsonmike on 8 April 2006 7:13am
 
No, Louise this was for the first and last. Trust me, I do not want to go through that again, which is why I want to speak to people about keeping ones temper.
 



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