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Old 01-23-2004, 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by Troutly
So the guy was a jerk, jackass, and *******.....for something that was YOUR fault. How nice. And now you wonder why many don't listen to the sob stories we hear and just write the ticket...because we know we get all the tough guy big talking smack behind our backs and not to our face...

It is your responsability to know when things are due. Next time, suck it up, take it like a man, and admit you were wrong


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Old 01-23-2004, 02:15 PM
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Gaud that sounds just like a COP! What kind of a twisted reality do they live in?
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Old 01-23-2004, 03:48 PM
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Old 01-23-2004, 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by Troutly
So the guy was a jerk, jackass, and *******.....for something that was YOUR fault. How nice. And now you wonder why many don't listen to the sob stories we hear and just write the ticket...because we know we get all the tough guy big talking smack behind our backs and not to our face...

It is your responsability to know when things are due. Next time, suck it up, take it like a man, and admit you were wrong
Scott, I admitted I was wrong. I just didn't realize that the year before my tag expired on my birthday, Jan 31, and when I reregistered it last year it changed and I just didn't notice it. I told him I'd go straight to the DMV which was less than three miles away, straight up US 41. I mean with no infractions of any kind in 27 years, you'd/I'd thought the guy could have given me a break. I didn't give him any sob story, I just told him I didn't notice they'd changed the "reregistration date". I even showed him my last years registration when it expired on my birthday. I just thought it was a chintzy thing to do. One other thing, I don't EVER say anything behind someone's back I won't say eyeball to eyeball. I played semi-pro ice hockey, at one time holding the record for most penalty minutes in one game in the ECHL, 58 before they threw me out in the second period with a triple game misconduct. I am a lot of things, bashful is not one of them. Out of curiosity, under the circumstances would you'd given me a ticket? And I was very polite to the cop. Why give a cop "sh*t", you're not going to get anywhere by doing that.

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Old 01-23-2004, 05:25 PM
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Scott, my father taught me "actions speak louder than words". It was his action, i.e., giving me the ticket when he certainly could have just given me a friendly warning, considering all the circumstances, that prompted me to consider him a jerk. Someone can "smile" while stabbing you in the back, or someone can "frown" while stabbing you in the back. I didn't have any problem with his attitude, he was perfectly courteous, as was I. I just thought ticketing me was an unnecessary thing to do and it ticked me off.

Yes, I did think your post was a bit harsh and I also thought that you made some unfair and incorrect assumptions about me, which surprised me in reading all of your posts that I have. You have never appeared to be one to jump to conclusions, in my opinion. And that probably annoyed me a little too. To quote Arnold
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Old 01-23-2004, 06:20 PM
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Originally posted by Formula Outlaw
I just thought ticketing me was an unnecessary thing to do and it ticked me off.
You broke the law, he can and did give a ticket. This is a no points violation, ins dosent go up.

(Wow, did I really just say the first sentence?)
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by HyperBaja
[B]You broke the law, he can and did give a ticket. This is a no points violation, ins dosent go up.

I never denied I broke the law, BUT that was probably one of the most "extenuating circumstances" that a traffic law has ever been broken, and all things considered I strongly feel he wasn't justified in writing me up. Of course he had the legal right to do it. One thing I've learned in life. Just because it's legal doesn't make it right, and just because it's illegal doesn't make it wrong. I could really care less about the points or the insurance issue. To me it was the point of the matter. A warning would have been fine under the circumstances. Another thing my father taught me was one of the biggest things to being a man (sorry no sexism meant here) was being big enough to admit when you're wrong and apologize. Now no one likes to admit when we're wrong, but if I am I will say so. I was wrong, I didn't have my tag reregistered in time, it was an honest mistake, not neglect, and I just felt I didn't deserve a ticket. Remember Hyper, I haven't had a ticket for about twice as long as you've been born.
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Old 01-23-2004, 08:27 PM
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Nobody deserves the tickets that I write, but I still write them. That's the twisted reality that I live in.

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Old 01-23-2004, 08:55 PM
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I am 24 and just recieved my first ticket from a lil' oinker.. they thought I shouldn't been driving 55 mph in a 30 mph zone Well the good thing is the ticket was only $95

i bet Vern set me up
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LOL, yeah I told them to be on the lookout for a Redbull addict driving too fast!!

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