Friday, May 17, 2013

How I Spent $80 On A Plate


So, I got a call from one of my bosses. Not the "big gorilla", but the other one.

The conversation started like this. "What's your plate number?"

Me: "I don't know. Why?"

Not the "big gorilla" says, " I have a speeding ticket here."

I burst out laughing. "Im-poss-e-bley!" I responded. (Yes, I threw him the french accent.)

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"Everywhere I go is no faster than 45 mph.", I tell him. "Give me a few minutes and I'll call you back with my plate number."

I call back and tell him my plate number. He says, "Yep, I thought so. It's you."

"What? Where?' I cried out.

"Same place I got mine.", he said.

Seems. I was driving 41 mph in a 25 mph work zone.

And that's the story of how I spent $80 on a plate.

But at least I wasn't driving over 45 mph. Then I would have been a liar and a speeder.

Oh, the best part is that the ticket was issued March 26th. That's six weeks ago, I travel this same section of road up to 4 times a day.

I'm holding my breath for the next six weeks. Ack!




  1. Well, that's an expensive plate huh? I thought maybe it was a crystal one, or silver, or jewel studded. ;-)

  2. Hi 1st Man! Nope, not even a gold charger! My fear is as often as I have traveled that road, more tickets coming my way! GULP!!

  3. Why did your boss get your ticket? More importantly, why did he already assume it was you?

  4. It's a fleet vehicle. No assumption on his part, it was a photo ticket. But he couldn't see the driver, but it is in my route area. What is bizzare, is that I had just jokingly told him if I ever got a ticket to let me know right away. Bam! Two days later, I get the call. Sucks being psychic! Ha!